Looking for a little advice here. I am a novice woodworker. Right now I am having some issues with my Table Saw. I own a Craftsman Contractors saw (Model # 113.298762) and the issues are as follows:
1. Saw binds and will not turn when raised to full height. Something is stopping the motor from turning the blade.
2. Belt pulleys, both at the Trunion and motor, loosen and have started working their way off. This has happened once before and at that time I assumed it was because the saw had not been used for a long time, so I tightened the pulley set screws and continued using the saw. In the back of my head though, I always had a morbid fear that the pulley would come off and become a missile with unknown trajectory.
As far as I know, the belt has never been replaced. I assume that if the belt is working the pulleys off of their spindles that somehow the alignment is out on the saw. I just don’t know where to start on correcting the issues. I have stopped using the saw as it isn’t safe.
My plan is to take the saw apart this weekend and correct all issues. Any help/advice you at LJs can provide would be greatly appreciated.