Have an old Craftsman table saw.
3/4 hp motor.
When I turn it on, I hear a hum
but the shaft does not turn.
had it reapired last summer,
Is this something novice can
repair? Thanks for the help.
May just be the capacitor or a dirty switch/contacts. Clean it out
What was wrong last time? Personally, if it's very old it's
under-powered for a table saw anyway and it may be time to just replace
it w/ a new at least a 1 hp.
" it w/ a new at least a 1 hp.
I agree except I'd go for 1-1/2 HP and wire it at 240V , if possible."
Well that depends on the size of the saw. An old Craftsman 8" table saw is
fine with a 3/4 hp motor, that WAS the large motor option. Besides, "the
older horses" seemed to be bigger than ones today. I cut stuff without
problem with my old Craftsman 3/4 hp 8" that my son has problems with on his
1-1/2 hp 10".
My guess is you are getting saw dust in the starter switch since those were
open motors and it needs blowed out with compressed air.
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