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Forum topic by TBlade posted 10-14-2013 10:47 AM 2683 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-14-2013 10:47 AM

I have a 3.0 HP 10” Blade Table Saw (Model #137.271350) and the motor (Part OQEF) recently gave up on me. I have been trying to replace the motor but can’t seem to find a replacement part at a reasonable price (under $100 CAD). Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.


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#1 posted 10-15-2013 01:40 AM

Check the motor RPM and direction of rotation then go on line and look. Maybe you can find a motor that will go either direction when wired. You might be able to find a motor. Go to the local stores and check them out. About all you can do. Does it HAVE to be 3 hp?

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 01:45 AM

surplus center sells good motors for cheap, although I’d bet that a 3hp for under $100 might be stretching it a bit. In any case, you’ll need rpm/direction of rotation like mentioned above, and frame type (184/56/T/C etc.) before you go looking online.
And if the dying part didn’t involve a lot of gasping and squealing followed by a big bang and/or cloud of smoke, then the motor might be repairable. It might even just be a start or run capacitor and you could be on your way to sawing for under $20.

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 02:17 AM

I believe that is a 3 hp peak motor, more like a 1.5 hp running.

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 02:15 PM

Motors will be expensive due to the copper in them. I had a pool pump go out three years ago. It was cheaper to replace the whole pump.

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#5 posted 10-15-2013 02:19 PM

A used one on ebay is going to be around $150 shipped and last time I looked really hard I could find a new one for about $200ish. However, first I’d blow the saw dust out and check the capacitors. Those two cheap/easy fixes are most likely the issue.

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