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Forum topic by gary351 posted 10-21-2010 12:48 PM 805 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2010 12:48 PM

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Installed new machined pulleys on vintage craftsman table saw. I noticed the motor shaft is not running true, maybe it’s time to retire it after 62yrs. Has anyone replaced one of these? Should i save up for new motor instead? maybe more POWER! any good deals on the web? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 10:45 PM

If the saw’s in good condition except for the motor, you should be able to shop around and find a suitable replacement (or maybe even an upgrade) for $100 + or -...

Another idea might be to see what a motor repair shop would charge to overhaul it…

Old Iron has a lot of good things going for it.

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 11:22 PM

My first choice would be to find a top flight shop to fix that old motor. Failing that, I would look into replacing it with a modern motor. Grizzly has some good choices. $100.00 for a decent motor is a bit optimistic however. Think in the $200.00 ball park. (Harbor Freight has some $100.00-ish 1 HP motors though…)

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 01:52 AM

It might be a simple as replacing the bearings. Cheap easy repair and you will be good for another 62 years.


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