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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 04-20-2010 07:19 PM 1443 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: A bit more work done Part 7 of 1972 Craftsman project, Opinions Welcome series Part 8: More fence fabrication »

Well, I might have been beaten. I plugged the saw in today, after all this work, and nothing. The capacitor starting system has problems. So, unless I can get it fixed or replaced somehow (bringing it into an electric motor repair place that specializes in this), the saw is dead. Too many proprietary parts to be able to cobble something up. Stand by, we are having technical difficulties. We are hoping it can be overcome somehow.

Jim

-- I still have all my fingers



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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 04-20-2010 07:52 PM

An electric motor repair shop should be able to get you going. Can you plug the motor in to an outlet to make sure the problem is the motor and not the switch?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 01:22 AM

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JimDaddyO

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 01:45 AM

There is no cap on this motor. It is all a seperate assembly containing the switch, reset switch, cap, and some sort of relay. The motor is a seperate unit. I am bringing the assembly to a shop that does this kind of work, and if they can’t fix it, I am going to ask if they can build a replacement from more common parts. From this unit there are 4 wires to the motor, black white, green, and a red that goes to the capacitor.

-- I still have all my fingers

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dlmckirdy

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#4 posted 04-21-2010 08:40 PM

Have you tried the Sears Parts website? You might be surprised at what parts they still have in stock.
www.searspartsdirect.com

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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JimDaddyO

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 09:04 PM

It’s always the simple things you overlook. Brought the capacitor unit into the shop today. Turns out the main switch was crudded up with sawdust from flipping the saw so many times. No charge. I feel like I just dodged a bullet, and a bit duh at the same time. I put the saw on the cart to measure for the cabinet height I need and quickly attached the stock wings too….It is almost funtional, but a 17” working height won’t do for long. I threw a temporary leg on it for the photo.

-- I still have all my fingers

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Tim Dahn

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#6 posted 04-24-2010 11:30 PM

Hey! Free easy fix, gotta love it. Overall progress is looking good.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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