I've got a Jet cabinet saw (JTAS 10 I think). Single phase, not sure of the hp. I've had it for a couple of years now. Doesn't get a lot of use.
I am running a Forrest WoodWorker II thin kerf on it (recently purchased.)
For about the last 6 months (gets used about 2 or 3 times a month), I've had a problem with the motor's thermal breaker tripping. Even ripping pretty soft wood the thing trips VERY often. I have to let it sit for 10 minutes or so before I can reset it (a little button on the motor).
I *know* it wasn't always this bad. When I first got the thing I ripped a *bunch* of 6/4 maple and it cut nice. Was also using a Forrest WWII at the time.
Back to the tripped breaker. When I feel the motor after a trip it doesn't even feel warm to me. Even still... have to let the thing sit for a few minutes before I can reset.
Anyone have any ideas?
Is my motor shot?
Is my thermal breaker shot?
Can I just pull the motor out (as if that will be easy) and bring it to some local motor shop for repair?
Hmmmmm. I'd really like to get this working again. The thing tripped on me tonight halfway through ripping an 8' redwood 2X4 :-( This can't be right.