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Forum topic by wsuo posted 09-08-2013 08:47 AM 1511 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#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!


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

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#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

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#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"

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

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

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#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.

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

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

-- saws, bows, and guns

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