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Forum topic by Deejerm posted 08-01-2016 06:02 PM 272 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Deejerm

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08-01-2016 06:02 PM

Has anyone had to replace the motor on a Laguna bandsaw? Is there any alternative to buying directly from Laguna? Thanks!


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#1 posted 08-01-2016 06:20 PM

Frame size, voltage, rpm, and what’s the matter with the existing motor?
Bill

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 06:32 PM

I bought the saw used and the motor was missing. It should have had a 6hp baldor on it but they now recommend a 5hp leeson. 230v 1ph 3450 rpm. Not sure on the frame size. I do know it’s supposed to be a short shaft.

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 06:59 PM

Any suggestions?

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#4 posted 08-01-2016 07:03 PM

Do you have a model number for the saw? You might be able to find another one for sale that has a picture of the dataplate for the motor. From there, just buy a motoor where the frame, voltage, RPM and shaft-size match.

Do you have the pulley for the motor? If not, you’d likely need to find that as well, which is hopefully a generic part.

Ebay has a ton of motors from a variety of manufacturers that are likely good enough.

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#5 posted 08-01-2016 07:24 PM

Ya it’s a Laguna LT24 which is not too common I guess but I’m looking now. As far as the pull etc, Laguna does sell one of those.

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#6 posted 08-01-2016 09:22 PM

So i did some research which will hopefully help your search. Baldor only has a 5HP motor available now (I didn’t see a 6) on their website, however it is available as 1 phase in only 3 frame sizes: 184T, 184TC, and 213T. I’m checking out this here for further numbers: http://www.baldor.com/Shared/pdf/NEMA.pdf

You may be be able to do some measurements on your motor mount to figure out which frame is the right one. I’ll note that if it is 184T, you might be in luck since that is a common size for the bigger cabinet table saws!

I saw the manual, and it SEEMS that the actual base-mount might not matter, since the motor is possibly mounted by the face! In that case, I suspect the only measurements that’ll matter are output shaft and screw locations (AJ in the diagram above, BOTH motor frames seem to be 7 1/4).

184T seems to have a shorter shaft (3 3/8 instead of 4). Most other differences between the two (184T and 213T, 184TC seems to be a flanged version) all seem to be the ‘base’, which is perhaps not at all important if it is face-mounted.

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Deejerm

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#7 posted 08-01-2016 09:44 PM

Wow man! Very helpful info. It is definitely a face mount. Thanks for all of your help!

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#8 posted 08-01-2016 09:54 PM

Cool then! You likely have massive options then, just measure the distance between the bolts on the mount and you’ll find which types of motor would work for you! I’m guessing it is the 7 1/4” measurement, which gives you 182T/184T, 213/213T, 215/215T, 254U/254T, 256U/256T.

Looking at pictures on ebay, it seems that many of the motors available do NOT have the bolt holes for face-mount, so you may find yourself needing to shop around a little.

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#9 posted 08-01-2016 09:58 PM

Thanks again!

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