Anybody know how to get the motor off a 10 inch radial arm saw. The
motor is defective and I would like to take it to an electrical shop for
I have started to remove it but I really am feeling my way around.
Hearing from someone with experience would be fantastic !
If your unit is anything like mine, there are several hex socket head
bolts holding the end caps of the blade bevel axles.
In other words, when the blade is 90 degrees to the backstop (arm
straight out), the saw motor will tilt on the axles
on either side of the motor (one facing you, one facing the post).
Undo those and the motor will begin to fall out of its "cradle".
CAUTION: there are "slugs" embedded into the mount castings that
provide positional stops and part of the clamping. Don't lose them!
They may even be spring loaded, so, be careful you figure out where they
You'll also need to disconnect the power wiring.
[my unit dates back to the late 60's. Massive cast iron arm.]
Ask around, you may be able to get a manual online. I did.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It's not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
Are you *certain* that the motor has failed?
Those Sears guys are well known for seeming to be dead when sawdust gets into
the guts of the motor. Unscrewing and sliding the lower plastic cover off and
blasting the unit with air (I just used my Toro leaf blower last weekend, by
total coincidence) will often resurrect a dead/humming/no-motion unit for a
few more years.
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If the motor just hmmmms when you turn it on,
Check for sawdust.
FIRST !! Unplug the unit !
Remove the blade.
You'll see a few phillips-head screws on the housing.
Remove 'em, and slide off the motor cover.
Go to the end opposite the blade, and you'll see
a centrifugal switch .
( A U-shaped set of contacts near the shaft
that open when the motor gets up to speed )
Clean the sawdust from between the switch contacts.
Now put it back together, and it should run fine
until the next time sawdust gets into the switch contacts.
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 05:47:30 GMT, email@example.com (Arthur
This is aside from your immediate problem, but have you checked to see if
your saw is involved in the Sears/Emerson recall. Check this site
http://www.radialarmsawrecall.com/faq.htm . The recall will replace your
blade guard and table.
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