|Forum topic by Ripper70||posted 12-24-2015 03:29 AM||1062 views||0 times favorited||28 replies|
12-24-2015 03:29 AM
Thanks everyone at LJ that helped me zero in on a used TS that I picked up on craigslist the other day. I finally settled on a Craftsman 113.298240 with a Biesemeyer fence. Paid $100 bucks for it and I’m pretty happy with the purchase. I think I got a pretty good deal on a saw that’s a perfect fit for my needs.
Now, transporting the saw required removing the fence rails, so when I got her home, I figured I’d do a thorough cleaning of the case and check the machine over before I reassembled it. I noticed that the motor was mounted with the vents facing up so I thought it would be prudent to reorient the motor with the capacitor on top and the vents facing downward as instructed in the manual. However, when I finished that and started her up, there was a considerable amount of vibration (see video below) especially so right at the moment of startup as well as when she winds down.
The motor is mounted to a base, which uses a pivot screw that enables the motor to change position based on the blade height setting, and uses the weight of the motor to maintain the tension on the belt and pulley. Seems as if this is a vulnerable spot seeing as how the motor is pretty much floating at all times.
What adjustments do you all think are required to get this saw running more smoothly? Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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