|Forum topic by athomas5009||posted 05-13-2016 07:03 PM||633 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
05-13-2016 07:03 PM
In the past day or so I have been killing a good amount of lumber in preparation for 3-4 cutting boards. Well today after turning the saw off to take a short break my Cabinet saw came to a rough stop. A bit of grinding noise and a quicker than normal stop.
My saw is a GEneral int. 50-240 GT M1 2hp. I don’t own a true DC yet and just use a 6.5 hp shop vac and separator.
My first reaction was to un plug and check it out. Besides being dusty (no where near filled) nothing appeared wrong. I then tried to spend the blade and it was really hard to. I then reached through the cabinet door and did the same to the belt pully. It was the same at first but after spinning in both directions it loosed a good amount. Besides a good amount of dust film around the trunion and bearings all looked fine. I definetly was not in the mood to stop the project to replace bearings and realign everything especially on a saw that might be 5yo if that.
So I decided to give it a good cleaning making sure to clean trunion/bearings well. It helped but didn’t cure the problem. I then lubed everything and gave a good shot of WD-40 to the trunion and bearings. This really made a difference and after a cpl rounds of running the saw for a minute and shooting with WD-40 all was good. I let it sit for about 30mins then took a cpl rags and whiped off any excess WD-40. I then went back to ripping lumber for a good hour and all was still fine.
There is no play in the arbor or bearings. They are still tight and run true.
What are your thoughts on this?
For the time being I’m just gonna chalk it up to excessive dust grime because of no DC unit. Keep it clean and an eye on it.
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