The 1 HP motor to my craftsman tablesaw burnt out yesterday while
ripping a piece of 2" oak. The motor bogged down and died once, but
started up again. Then when making another cut it died for good. So
now I ponder what to do. I only paid $100 for the saw. I recently
posted about the thoughts on upgrading the fence for the saw, which I
would still like to do seeing as the stock one sucsk. And it raised
the same issue; do I put any more money into the saw or go ahead and
upgrade. My long term plan was to use the saw for another year or so
and them get a used cabinet saw. While I'd love an excuse to get a
new saw, I had planned on first rounding out the shop with a Bandsaw,
jointer, and maybe a planer. Thoughts? If anyone knows a good
source for replacement motors let me know. I'm in SE Flordia so local
places would be good too.
The craftsman table saws I'm familiar with use a pretty generic motor.
You can probably find a 1 1/2 hp that will fit in the space. Got to be
a local place that sells overstock and surplus motors. 1 - 1 1/2 hp are
in the prime range to be available cheap.
Wilson Lamb wrote:
There are 2 local shops that rebuild motors.
I have found that I could have them rebuilt for less then 1/3 the
price of a new one......
I would let my fingers walk thru the yellow pages and see what some of
the electrical shops charge for a rebuild.....
On 5 Dec 2004 09:46:04 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (slindars) wrote:
I went thru same issue a few months ago, and altho nobody locally (in
NW CT) seemed to bother with rebuilding single phase motors, I was
able to upgrade to a US-made 2hp motor for less than $200 from a local
supplier. Never bogs down even cutting 4/4 rock maple etc. Be sure
you match your shaft diamater(probably 5/8") and get a manual reset,
not an automatic reset. A local shop tried to sell me an auto reset
which would be a huge problem for a TS application, for obvious
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