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Forum topic by brutus posted 01-15-2011 04:38 PM 1025 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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brutus

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01-15-2011 04:38 PM

i have a steel city 3hp table saw that bogs durning simple rips. i checked everything but the motor. has anyone out there had this problem?


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tchaser

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 04:48 PM

Is the wood binding, in order to check the motor you need a clamp meter to check amp draw on both legs of power supply. on an under powered saw I had a similar problem. this would be a to man job with the saw running under load. I switched to freuds thin kerf teflon coated blade and that solved the problem.

-- bad projects make good firewood

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 05:20 PM

need more info like, how thick is the wood? what type of blade are you using?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 06:10 PM

What kind of blade are you using?
Is the blade sharpened and “SET” properly ?
Is the fence aligned with the blade. ?
Is it belt drive or direct drive motor?
Is the motor low voltage or high voltage ?
How long is the extension cord you are using ?
Is the cord in good shape ?
What kind of wood are you trying to rip ?
Is the wood Dry or damp ?

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 06:13 PM

if this is a 220 volt saw….make sure 1/2 of the breaker didnt trip….Ive had it happen before

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 07:33 PM

Others have already made some good points and asked a lot of questions.

I will add that some woods have a built in tension that releases when sawing to squeeze the blade. The answer to that is a riving knife or a splitter. Are using either?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 08:38 PM

One more question: Has it always done this, or is it a new problem?

-- Joe

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 09:02 PM

If it cuts 3/4” hardwood ply okay but burns and bogs down in
solid wood, you may have some weird wood with a lot of
internal stress. In my times I’ve had some boards that were
simply not rip-able on a table saw due to internal stress.

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#8 posted 01-15-2011 09:09 PM

Could just be a loose belt slipping at a specific load.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 01-15-2011 09:18 PM

david 175 what did you do to solve breaker problem.

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#10 posted 01-16-2011 02:19 AM

David, I have never seen a double pole breaker that didn’t have the two levers connected. How did a half breaker trip?
As for an answer to the question, it has been covered thoroughly. Thank goodness for LJ’s!

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#11 posted 01-16-2011 02:28 AM

just turn it off then back on…..its worth a try

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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canadianchips

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#12 posted 01-16-2011 03:58 AM

I’ve seen “home handyman” do his wiring and use two single breakers to make 220. PLEASE don’t do this ! But it happens ! I have also seen where they used a double pole breaker to run 110 volt . THIS IS EVEN WORSE .
People do the strangest things to save a dollar !

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