|Forum topic by Hiro666||posted 02-25-2016 03:01 PM||1870 views||0 times favorited||36 replies|
02-25-2016 03:01 PM
Unfortunately, this is my first post to this wonderful forum but I’m at a loss.
NOTE: I have not contacted Delta as of yet. I plan to tomorrow but thought I would field opinions from those much more experienced than I.
I first experienced this self shutting off when ripping a full 4×8 3/4” plywood. At first I thought perhaps the used blade I installed was too dull and the motor was overloading and shutting itself off. So I switched back to the blade the saw came with (I bought this barely a month ago) to see if that made a difference. It did… somewhat. I tried ripping the same piece of ply and got within about a foot of completing the cut before it shut off again. Since then I had made smaller cuts without incident.
Tonight, however, was the real surprise. I was setting up to rip a small piece of 1/4” ply. I started up the saw and was about to make the cut but held back and was rethinking something. While I was deep in thought, the saw shut itself off! I hadn’t made a single cut! So I let it cool down again, reset it then turned it back on and let it run. After about 30 seconds, it shut itself off. So I obviously have a problem.
Keep in mind, at none of these events did I ever trip my circuit. I set up a new 20 amp circuit to run my heavier tools off of and I only have one of them running at a time. I also took the back off and could see no obstructions. Hand turning the blade feels free and smooth without any spots that grab. When it is running it sounds pretty smooth.
So… any thoughts? Perhaps I’m being dumb and overlooking something obvious? I’m interested in hearing what you all think.