LumberJocks

Delta Table Saw Free Spin

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by wsuo posted 09-08-2013 08:47 AM 902 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View wsuo's profile

wsuo

6 posts in 470 days


09-08-2013 08:47 AM

Hi All:

This is my 1st post here. I have an old Delta 34-740 table saw that I bought really cheap. The saw works fine and is really quiet. The only problem I have is that it free spins after I turn it off.

Is this normal? I have to wait a while before it stops, which I find annoying. Other than that, I like the saw a lot (hobbyest, cannot justify to buy a good, new one).

Any suggestions? Thanks

-- saws, bows, and guns


6 replies so far

View Planeman40's profile

Planeman40

513 posts in 1508 days


#1 posted 09-08-2013 03:34 PM

This is normal with all table saws unless they have a magnetic brake installed. Magnetic brakes only come on expensive industrial type saws and yours isn’t one of them. Learn to live with it and be careful. ALWAYS be careful!

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

View wsuo's profile

wsuo

6 posts in 470 days


#2 posted 09-18-2013 01:55 PM

Thank you the reply. It didn’t really bother me until one day I forgot a sacrificial piece left on the fence after I turn the saw off and got a kick back.

Other saws I have used before seems to stop shortly after they are turned off. The one I am using now just keeps on spinning like there is no friction at all.

-- saws, bows, and guns

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15793 posts in 2965 days


#3 posted 09-18-2013 02:08 PM

Although it may be somewhat aggravating, I would look at the bright side: The fact that the blade continues spinning so freely is a good indication that bearings, alignment, etc. are all in good shape.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View mdawson2's profile

mdawson2

35 posts in 719 days


#4 posted 09-18-2013 08:06 PM

How long is “a while”? Mine takes about 5 seconds. Not anything I consider “a while”.

View Grandpa's profile

Grandpa

3204 posts in 1422 days


#5 posted 09-18-2013 09:11 PM

I have a direct drive saw that spins for 30 seconds after I turn it off. It has a thick heavy blade that probably shouldn’t be on this saw but it is. It acts like a fly wheel. I have to really watch that saw.

View wsuo's profile

wsuo

6 posts in 470 days


#6 posted 09-20-2013 07:02 PM

By “a while” I meant like 1 or 2 minutes

-- saws, bows, and guns

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase