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11-01-2009 09:14 PM

My band saw is stating to stall during cuts. The motor keeps running but the bottom wheel and the blade stalls. I bought this unit from someone who did not have the manuals. It sounds like the belt is slipping, or, could this be caused by a dull blade? I have found this both with a 1/4” blade and a 1/2” blade. I was working with hardwood but I was able to cut through it like butter when I switched to my stationary scroll saw.

I have two quetions:

1. Can anyone give me some ideas on where I can start to look into a fix.

AND

2. Where do you think I might find a manual for the machine. I cannot make out the Model Number on the sticker on the side and I don’t want to start tearing into it without a manual. I have tried an on line search but no luck.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.


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#1 posted 11-01-2009 09:17 PM

sounds like a slipping belt.Can’t you watch the belt and the wheel as it turns sometimes you can’t try tightening the belt or get anew one.Alistair

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#2 posted 11-02-2009 12:29 AM

Your response was fine, Scot, and very much appreciated.

There is no way for one person to watch the belt and the wheel at the same time. I too was thinking the belt is slipping. I wonder if I can get some of that automotive belt dressing to see if that helps. Without the manual, I don’t know how to go about tightening the belt. The whole thing is in a cabinet and the access door does not let you see the “guts” of the machine.

Thanks for the response.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#3 posted 11-02-2009 12:36 AM

It could also be the tires on your bansaw wheels nead replacing.

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#4 posted 11-02-2009 12:48 AM

The set screws on the drive pulley, or the driven pulley could have loosened.

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#5 posted 11-02-2009 03:20 AM

I figure if it was the tires, the wheel would be turning and the tires slipping but that is not the case.

I’m going with Dick’s suggestion but without the manual I am a little bit of trouble. You can hardly see under the cabinet and I don’t want to start tearing the whole thing down. I figrue there must be some sort of accessable area to make the adjustment but I don’t know where.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#6 posted 11-02-2009 05:52 AM

Check on sears.com for the manual. The have a section for parts and service and usually have manuals for the more recent equipment.

If it is older try www.OWWM.com They have a lot of manuals also.

Scrappy

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 06:19 AM

I wouldn’t use belt dressing. Based on my experience with cars all it does is make a mess. If the belt is not loose it is probably glazed and needs to be replaced.

-- Joe

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#8 posted 11-02-2009 06:44 AM

Ah ha! Joe, you might have hit it. I will have to get a hold of a manual and see how to change the belt. It’s worth a try.

Scrappy, thanks. I’ll give that web site a try. Sears definitely doesn’t have it…...at least I have not found it.

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#9 posted 11-02-2009 06:51 AM

May be able to find some info on the saw on Searspartsdirect.com Enter the model number of the saw, it will show breakdowns of the parts and possibly the manual

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#10 posted 11-02-2009 07:07 AM

Scrappy, That web site is murder to get registered on….but I’m trying.

drfixit…..that is one of my problems. I can’t read the Model Number.

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#11 posted 11-02-2009 07:33 AM

I bet on the pulley. They usually have a set screw that secures them on the motor shaft. If the set screw is loose the pulley will spin; it may even be missing. Try that first. Most need an allen wrench to tighten. Then replace the belt if that is not the problem.

Definitely don’t waste money on belt dressing.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#12 posted 11-02-2009 05:47 PM

Thanks, Less. I’ll see if I can gain axccess to it without getting into too much trouble.

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#13 posted 11-02-2009 07:44 PM

Autumm, you are a Peach!!!! Yes, mine is a Craftsman.

I’ll get to work on your info asap. The way you describe the problem is exactly what I am experienceing.

Thanks a bunch.

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#14 posted 11-02-2009 07:54 PM

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#15 posted 11-02-2009 09:17 PM

You got that right, Don. Even though we are not all “jocks”

That link that Autumm gave me took me right to the manual and it is now downloaded and in my hands. Time to go to work.

Thanks to all for your respnses. I will soon close out this topic.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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