I finally bit the bullet and removed the engine from the cabinet yesterday. I didn’t want to go this far because I was afraid to see what was inside it after reading klw21's post. Luckily mine wasn’t as bad as his was but there were a couple things that caught my eye. Better for me to show you a picture than it is for me to try to explain it.
Here’s a closeup of the winding. Is this something I should be worried about?
There was also this weird thing with what looks like raptor claw marks in it.
Finally here are a couple videos of the engine spinning.
Is this noise something I should be concerned about? Is this the sound of a bad bearing or totally normal?
Anyways, I’ve also put the new blade on to see how it spins as well as the new belts.
I’ve decided that I’m not going to mess with taking the whole cabinet apart because there aren’t any signs of rust on the inside of the saw and I’m more likely to mess something up if I try to. For now I’m just gonna give the outside a nice clean up and coat of wax and then blow off as much of the sawdust from the inside as I can and start making the parts to cover the open parts of the cabinet. My dust collection system is getting here today as well as my new 220v sub panel! Super excited about that.
That’s it for today.
-- Joe Kwon