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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 05-11-2017 06:05 PM 605 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Jakosh

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05-11-2017 06:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tablesaw repairing

The table saw was the second of 3 things that quit running in the last week. first the tractor quit( because I got distracted and forgot to refill it with oil at the last change ( I’m getting senile, I guess). My old reliable BT3000 just quit yesterday and then my camera quit so I could not take any photos for this forum… but I explain in words.

I removed the right cover ( 5 screws) and pulled the brushes out of the motor and they were sticky to get out.. sawdust around them so I sanded them on the ends and cleaned the bores and they slid in real nice. Still would not run.
So I took the brushes out again, took off the back motor cover ( 4 screws) and the bearing was frozen. I pulled the bearing off with a puller and got a replacement at Fastenal for $1.78 today. It is 6200Z bearing. Before installing the bearing I chucked my cordless drill to the shaft where the bearing came off, turned it on and sanded the commutator of the motor to a new looking condition. I installed the bearing, the cover and then the brushes and it works like new again!!

Hope this might help someone else if this ever happens to your BT 3000. I love that saw!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 05-11-2017 06:19 PM

Its a good thing you didn’t have to put the magic smoke back into the capacitors. I hear that’s a real chore.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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scrollingmom

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#2 posted 05-11-2017 07:08 PM

At least you have the knowledge to fix what has broken. Hope your next week goes better.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 05-11-2017 07:14 PM

Jim,

Sorry about your Life’s challenges that you’re faced with… I know the feeling…

Too bad about the Tractor… New engine required?

Really COOL the way you tackled the BT3000!! Good for you!

I used to have the BT3001, I think… I loved the sliding table part… The thing that I did NOT LIKE was I could NOT SET/alaign and RELY on it keeping those settings over even a short period of time… I screwed up a few cuts after finding it was OUT of alignment SO FAST after I had aligned it! I got fed up with it, got rid of it, and REPLACED it with a BOSCH TS I found on Craigslist… It has been SPOT ON… including the Fence & all! It was worth losing the sliding table! Found that a Crosscut sled filled that void.

Now, the camera… If you have a Canon, check with the Company Warranty… Call them and tell them what happened… You might be able to get it FIXED FREE… or, an option to upgrade to a better camera for a very attractive price! I had an old Canon model & it just stopped one day… I called them and was very much surprised how they handled it! Did not cost me ONE PENNY… even for postage… and they did it FAST!!

If you don’t have a Canon, call the Company and tell what happened… They just might surprise you!

Good Luck… Hope you get it fixed soon… We will MISS seeing all of your fantastic pictures!! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 05-11-2017 09:00 PM

Thanks Jim. Good info to know and may apply to other saws too. Hope that tractor isn’t totaled out. Last year I changed the oil in my tractor and forgot to put the dipstick in. Start cutting grass and oil everywhere. Took hours to clean and smoked for awhile.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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lew

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#5 posted 05-11-2017 09:13 PM

Thanks! Glad you got it fixed.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 05-11-2017 09:56 PM

Hi Kelly I have to fix this old stuff I have. I can’t afford the new labor rate for repair everywhere. I forgot the generator would not start in the motor home 2 days before we went to Kentucky. I worked half the day on it with no luck. That was a $160 to get repaired. That was the thing the took my attention off the tractor oil change!!

Hi Joe. I would have liked your BT3000. My fence it right on. I don’t use the sliding table much, I have sleds the fit around the center body and they work great. The camera is a Nikon L5 and I bought one on E bay last night. The cover is loose on this one and the batteries lose contact. I’m going to convert it to work off a 3V dc power source and use it strictly for videos.

Hi Dave. I’m in the process of rebuilding the old 1978 Briggs and Stratton 656 CC engine. One rod got galled up and that stopped the engine. I have all the needed parts ordered and I saved the crank. I did find it needed an new starter gear and I put some of those Singh Grooves ( http://somender-singh.com/ ) in the heads to make it run smoother and use less fuel.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 05-11-2017 11:17 PM

Looks like Murphy go to you Jim.
I often have trouble with him.
.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-12-2017 12:00 AM

Hi Tony. You are so right. Everything was turning to crap.It is hard to keep up with the repairs. I remember someone once said ” This too shall pass”..I m a hope’n”

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 05-12-2017 02:13 AM

I’m a hope’n for your sake too Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 05-12-2017 02:27 AM

Jim. The Bright Side would have to be ” Good Days on the Horizon ” But it is amazing how a whole string of things can happen. Someone I worked with, told me how he was rushing to catch an elevator and just as the doors opened he dropped his keys and as he bent down to pick them up his foot kicked the keys and “You Guessed It” they went down the crack in the floor between the Elevator and the Shaft and it cost the company a pretty penny to retrieve the keys. He was red faced for the rest of the week.

Regards.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 05-12-2017 10:42 PM

Hi Cliff. sometimes I think these things happen for a reason, what ever it might be. I started in on the engine tonight and found that the new rod was .4 oz. lighter than the original and that the pistons were off by .5 oz. I balanced everything and put in the Singh grooves in the head.

The Ryobi saw is working just fine and I used it for an hour today.

I have a friend that said if he did not have any bad luck he would have no luck at all. One day he was putting a floor in the bathroom and finishing up some trim around the toilet. He was a little off with the hammer, hit the commode and cracked it and it ran all over the new floor.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 05-13-2017 12:20 AM


I have a friend that said if he did not have any bad luck he would have no luck at all. One day he was putting a floor in the bathroom and finishing up some trim around the toilet. He was a little off with the hammer, hit the commode and cracked it and it ran all over the new floor.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

OH Sheet…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Cliff

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#13 posted 05-13-2017 05:56 AM

WOW!!!! Oh My Goodness…......What can I say???

Cliff. Glad that the Ryobi is working fine…you would be lost without it.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 05-13-2017 12:15 PM

Hi Cliff. You are right there. I use it every week!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 05-13-2017 01:02 PM



At least you have the knowledge to fix what has broken. Hope your next week goes better.

- scrollingmom

What she said. You are a smart man Jim

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