replying to Skip, Thomas Ennis wrote:
I recently found a topic on a different subject that may go along with this
thread. Not sure if this and the other thread are so old that they have been
"decommissioned" or not but the following was my response to something that may
follow along with this particular "Old Craftsman Table Saw-Motor Problem"
discussion. (If you know of another thread in Home Owners Hub" that could
benefit from my comments, would you please forward this along to it)?
I know this topic was discussed over 13 years ago, but if anyone ever reads this
far down in the responses, I would add a big WOW to the comments about
increasing the motor pulley diameter!! If you are positive that the pulleys are
the original and have never been messed with, buy the same dia pulleys as
those!! By increasing the motor pulley dia from your original 2.5"(?) inch dia
w/o a corresponding arbor dia, it's likely your motor won't stand the additional
amp draw!! If the manufacturer tested and approved the original set-up, I would
certainly not vary much or at all from those pulleys!! You would be increasing
the work force the motor has to deal with by a factor of 2. What does this mean,
very short motor life/poping that 15 amp circuit breaker every time you feed a
board into the blade! Check it out, but the increasing of the motor pulley
diameter to be twice that of the arbor pulley is just asking for the cost of a
new motor and a lot of frustration!!!