|Forum topic by adrianpglover||posted 06-16-2016 12:20 PM||546 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-16-2016 12:20 PM
So last night I was making some cuts in 2×4s that with the blade on my G1023RLWX at about a 2” depth of cut. I then turned it off, lowered the blade down to cut some 1/4” plywood. When I turned the saw on, I heard a bit of a light metal grinding sound, so immediately I turned it off. The blade normally spins freely for a while at this point, but this time it stopped in the first few seconds. Something was obviously binding, but I couldn’t find an issue with the blade or the arbor components.
Unplugged the saw and removed the motor. There I found that the motor pulley had slipped down the shaft, less than 0.05” total. There was a little scoring on the face of the pulley, so after a bit of light sanding, that was taken care of. The pulley had been grinding lightly against an imperfection in the casting of what is labeled in the parts list as Ref – 60V2, P/N – P1023RL060V2, Description – “ANVIL BASE V2.08.10”, which is basically the fixed portion of the height adjustment slide. The imperfection just looked like a small piece of slag, no higher from the surface than any of the other slag in there, so I couldn’t see why it was grinding.
I loosened the pulley set screws, pushed the pulley back to its original position, and tightened the screws back down. Put the motor back in, making sure that the belt was fully seated in both the upper and lower pulleys. Reconnected all the wiring, put all the covers back on, plugged the saw in, and turned it on.
When I turned it back on, for a very short period there was the sound of the belt slipping, but it went away quickly. Not sure if that means I got enough (or too much) tension on the belt. Followed the manual as far as getting the “correct” belt tension goes in that I couldn’t get a 1/2” deflection with “moderate” pressure. I don’t use the saw all that often as I have 2 kids under 3 (soon to be 3 kids), so I can’t recall if the belt slipping slightly like that on startup is normal. Probably is on a 5 hp saw…