I have an old craftsman bandsaw. I installed a new blade and would like to
resaw some lumber. When I start to cut, the unit bogs down to a stop. Could
it be the motor needs replacement? If so, any suggestions on where I can get
a suitable replacement?
Does the motor stop turning or the blade slips? If it stops turning it
could need replacement but electric motors don't usually lose power like
that. Usually, they either work or they don't. I guess the bearings could
be creating excess drag but I'd expect you to hear them squeaking. How
many HP is it? Maybe you don't have enough power or a very dull blade and
are having to push too hard.
The blade is in properly and it is a 1/2" new blade. I checked in the manual
and it seems like everything is proper. I am not sure what HP the motor is,
I will look when I get home. The motor just bogs down and quits, I have to
backup the piece and start again. I think the motor just doesnt have enough
power for resawing. Could I just replace the motor with a bigger motor?
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I'm sure you know the manufacturer doesn't recommend you put a bigger motor
on. That said, I've considered doing exactly that for my table saw and I'm
not worried about it at all.
I have resawn 6" walnut and 9" hard maple with my 14" Go555 Grizzly and I
don't believe I could bog it if I wanted too. I've pushed very hard just
to see and it didn't bog, just started cutting crooked. I let the blade do
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