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#1 posted 07-02-2014 11:22 AM

I ended up getting a new/old 1.5HP 3450RPM vintage motor. It works well but it is pulling 18 amps and I cannot run my dust collector at the same time since they are on the same 20 amp circuit. I am going to have a 220 line run and switch the motor over to 220.

I am also finding that the saw is bogging down which is very concerning. It bogged down when I was cutting some rabbits in a 2X4 so its not like I was trying to cut 8/4 oak or something. I am using a relatively new thin kerf blade. I am not sure what is causing this to happen any ideas?

I am thinking of taking the saw apart and cleaning and lubing everything while I wait for the electrician to fit me in. This is a 70’s era table saw and I doubt that it has ever been completely overhauled. I know that I have not done so in the 6 years that I have had it. I am not thrilled with doing this as I am concerned with getting everything back together properly. So any ideas of what I should try before taking this step would be appreciated

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