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Forum topic by chalky2 posted 07-16-2013 11:58 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chalky2

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07-16-2013 11:58 PM

I am trying to resaw a 8/4×8 x 40 pc of cherry. My bandsaw is a 1 hp. 3 phase Rockwell/Delta 20 inch. The blade is a fairly new 3/4 designed specifically for resawing. the saw shuts down after about 1/4 of inch cut. There is also quite a bit of drift of the blade. Is the motor undersized? Anyone have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


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#1 posted 07-17-2013 12:02 AM

What’s the tpi on the blade?

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#2 posted 07-17-2013 12:02 AM

Also do you have adequate dust collection?

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#3 posted 07-17-2013 12:03 AM

With only a 1HP bandsaw, you may want to try a 1/2” blade. Something with around 4 teeth per square inch. Also, I would check and make sure everything is fine tuned. There shouldn’t be a lot of drift in a blade on a well tuned bandsaw.

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#4 posted 07-17-2013 12:10 AM

What’s the model number on the saw if it can use a 3/4” blade that’s what you should use, less flex in a thicker blade and less drift then a 1/2”. If the motor is shutting off that sounds like its under-powered for the job, don’t burn yourself but try cutting the piece again and when it shuts down feel the motor if its super hot then you might want to look into a replacement if your going to do alot of resawing, also how much tension do you have feel free to crank that sucker up on a 3/4” blade.

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 12:17 AM

20” delta bandsaw should be a hefty piece. We have an older 20” powermatic built like a tank. Our bandsaw has a 2 hp single phase and resaw 9-12” mesquite logs with relative ease. We use a 3/4” wide blade, but recently bought some 1” Lenox resaw blades but have not used them yet.

My geuss is your 1 hp motor is a bit weak. A stronger motor could be installed and probably work fine for you.

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#6 posted 07-17-2013 12:34 AM

might want to check your wiring or amp draw I mean Im no electotricianingman but dont sound right to me I think if it’s 3 phase it should plow right thru that I think

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#7 posted 07-17-2013 11:55 PM

I’m pretty sure the problem lies in the motor or the conversion box that switches the 3 phase to single. Thanks to all for your advice and suggestions. Ray

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