Delta Bandsaw Problems

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by benduty posted 05-13-2013 06:55 AM 1387 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View benduty's profile


10 posts in 1807 days

05-13-2013 06:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Hello, I am new to LJ and have only been woodworking for about 6 months. I recently purchased a used delta 10 in shopmaster bandsaw on craigslist for a decent price. I have no experience on a bandsaw, but the guy showed me that it worked when I went to pick it up. Got it home and started inspecting it and I noticed the wheels are spinning in the wrong direction. the wheels have arrows showing that it should rotate clockwise, but when I turn it on it rotates counterclockwise and never seems to get up to speed. as far as I know I didn’t change anything from the sellers shop to my house. As I said I have very little experience with power tools so I’m hoping someone can help me out with some info on what I might have done to make this happen. thanks in advance

3 replies so far

View scotsman9's profile


134 posts in 1856 days

#1 posted 05-13-2013 11:39 AM

Here ya go:

-- Just a man and his opinion.

View MNgary's profile


298 posts in 2384 days

#2 posted 05-14-2013 12:37 AM

Check the plate covering where the electrical cord is connected to the motor for a wiring diagram. Some motors already have posts for both CW vs CCW spin direction. If you are lucky the solution may be to simply change one side of the electrical cord to a different post/ terminal.

-- I dream of a world where a duck can cross the road and no one asks why.

View OhioMike's profile


79 posts in 2130 days

#3 posted 05-14-2013 02:26 AM

I’m not familiar enough with that bandsaw to know if it has a capacitor-start induction motor. If so, a bad capacitor could be why it’s running backwards and not reaching full speed.

Also, if the motor has an open-style frame where you can see the windings on the inside, try blowing some compressed air through it to clear the dust out of the centrifugal switch.

If the motor isn’t coming up to full speed, running it for more than a minute or two might damage it.


Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics