Craftsman Radial Arm Saw Motor Removal

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Mike, yep, that looks right. I'll give it a try.
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Mike, worked great! motor is ready to go to the shop - hopefully this won't cost too much :)
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I had the same problem. i first blew the motor out with compressed air whil e it was still installed, it started up once then failed on the second try. I took the motor off the saw, and unscrewed the plastic housing and blew i t out again, there was hardly any particles left but upon reassembly it sta rted working as new. Minimal use on this machine, my father-in law had it for 15 years, said he used about 10 times; I've used it for four light book cases, a bat house and a bed frame. Not a lot of built up funk in the moto r, my guess is that these just need some attention TLC every 20 years or so .
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Got it to wrap.
Might be the switch that is the starter switch. If it has one. Most don't and some do.
Martin
On 1/1/2016 8:58 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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Many years ago, maybe back in the early 80's, I picked up a second hand Craftsman 9" RAS (yes, 9").
The start winding switch soon failed, sticking in the "run" position. The quick, on the job, solution was to take a short dowel, tie it the the end of about a 3' piece of twine to act as a handle. I wound the other end of the twine around the accessory shaft, turned the ON/OFF switch on, and pulled the twine really fast.
Worked every time, and let me get the job finished.
Joe
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On 1/1/2016 9:58 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

installed, it started up once then failed on the second try. I took the motor off the saw, and unscrewed the plastic housing and blew it out again, there was hardly any particles left but upon reassembly it started working as new. Minimal use on this machine, my father-in law had it for 15 years, said he used about 10 times; I've used it for four light bookcases, a bat house and a bed frame. Not a lot of built up funk in the motor, my guess is that these just need some attention TLC every 20 years or so.

What is that amperage rating of the circuit the saw is on.
I have a table saw that will marginally, to not run on a 15 amp circuit but will always run on a 20 amp circuit.
Right now I have on 20 amp circuit in the garage in the ceiling for the door opener. I hope to be able to correct that this summer.
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On Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:54:04 -0500, Keith Nuttle

On the nameplates of motors they have an amp rating given per Volts Like 3A @120 volt 1.5A 2 230 volts
Etc. Most also have a SF rating service factor of 1 or 1.5 and so on,
If your line voltage is less than the rating your amp draw will increase, same if the belt is too tight and sometimes it will not start with too tight a belt. One belt driven devices. Both cause overheating and eventual burnout of the motor. If the motor pulley is too large it too will cause an increase in motor amp draw.
There are other factors but these are the most common.
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On Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:12:02 -0800 (PST) snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

but they were asking about how to get to the wires
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On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 2:22:53 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:

I would hope they figured out in the 6 years since the query was posed...
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On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 1:49:06 PM UTC-6, mikenj wrote:

Mine was humming and not turning . I changed the plug, switched it to 220v and it works fine.
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