Too bad you didn't take a few pictures to document your fix. Not that what
you've described is difficult to follow, just that some people might be a
little bit more courageous in making the attempt if they have some pictures
thanks for sharing your experiences my unisaw started acting up today [right
in the middle of a project] .I might do the deed tomorrow. I take it you did
not mess with the brushes ,my machine is probably about 30 - 40 years
There should be no brushes in that machine.
You will find brushes in DC machines and so called universal machines
rated for AC/DC service.
Universal machines are typically fractional HP and DC machines are
normally found in variable speed applications.
Like Lew already noted, no brushes. I have no idea what motors
Rockwell/Delta uses over the years (where's the Duke?), but just for the
sake of freedom of information, my motor is a 3HP, capacitor start,
induction motor, labeled in big letters Rockwell and in small print on the
corner Baldor. It weighs about eleventy hunerd pounds. Vintage is about
In retrospect I'm sure it could be done without removing the motor from the
saw. Just take the weight off the belts so you don't bind the shaft. If I
knew all it needed was blowing out, that is probably what I would do.
Taking it all the way out lets you give the whole thing a good inspection.
In particular, check the bearings.
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