I was resawing some oak planks, 6" wide (or depth of cut, however you
see it) on my Craftsman 12" BS. I have a wolf 3tpi skip tooth blade, and
it is still very very sharp.
Anyway, I started to smell something hot near the end of the 5th board,
so I shut down and started looking. The motor on the BS was smoking a bit!
So I get the air compressor going and blow out the motor, and let it
cool a few minutes (the case was HOT). I started to finish the plank I
was on, then shut it down again. I haven't used it since.
Now, I noticed that the power on the cut seemed to be coming and going,
but I figured at the time that the blade was just getting pinched or
something occasionally. Now I know it was more likely the motor bogging
down or everheating or something.
Is my motor fried? Or was it just overheated? Should I start looking for
a replacement motor? get it from sears (if they have them), or start
I've got a bunch of planks to resaw yet, and I'd hate to have to just
plane them down (most around 3/4", and need to be 3/8" finished. I was
cutting to 1/2").