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Forum topic by Weatherman posted 922 days ago 1265 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Weatherman

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922 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: table saw motor

Hi guys. I recently bought a Grizzly G0715P for my birthday. I upgraded from a bosch 4100. I wanted something with a little more power and a better fence. I’ve had the polar bear for a few weeks now and at first it was great. Tonight when I went out to cut a piece of plywood, the saw just completely bogged. When I turned it on, it only sounded like it was running at half power. I put a new blade in it and even with slight pressure, the blade would bog and just stop.

The first thing I checked was the wiring. It’s a 220 circuit with a dedicated 20 amp breaker (the saw is rated at 16/8 amps). My first thought was somehow I dropped a leg on the voltage, but I’ve got 240 at the wall and 240 at the switch. I powered on the saw and there’s 240 motor side as well so I know it’s getting power to the motor. Visibly I don’t see anything wrong at the motor, but there isn’t much you can tell from looking at it.

I’ll call grizzly on Monday morning. I was just wondering if anyone else has had similar problems with their table saw or had any other suggestions.

Thanks!

-- Brian


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RibsBrisket4me

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#1 posted 922 days ago

Obviously something is wrong. First off check the belt pulleys. I had one get lose on my one.

Also check the belts to see if they are slipping underload. Will need two people for that.

If were an older machine I’d saw blow dust out of the motor.

I’m sure others will chime in with more advice.

Best of luck to ya.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 922 days ago

Could be a bad run or start capacitor….easy enough to fix, and fairly cheap even if you had to buy one, but Griz should cover it if that’s what it is. Pull the cans off the outside of the motor and take a look at the caps…there would be ooze, black stuff, signs of stress, strong electrical smells, etc., if they went bad. You could always test them if you’ve got a multimeter that’ll check capacitance.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 921 days ago

I have had that same saw for over a year with no problems so I feel it is a good unit. Call the tech support at Grizz. They have always been very helpful and knowledgable. They will fix or replace anything on that saw free for 1 year. I needed a new measuring tape for the fence after I ruined it (totally my fault) and they sent me a new one free.

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ShipWreck

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#4 posted 921 days ago

Did the motor sound like it was up to normal speed?

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millzit

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#5 posted 920 days ago

watching this one. i would like to know the outcome on this one because the 715P is on my list of possibilities.

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