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Forum topic by DaddyFixItAll posted 11-15-2013 07:01 PM 2952 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2013 07:01 PM

I have a 10” Delta table saw that was working great until I binded it up by rushing something and turned the wood a bit sideways. Anyway, it binded up and something “broke”. The motor still runs but the blade doesn’t turn. Is there a safety mechanism that kicked it out? I didn’t see one.

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 07:15 PM

Did the drive belt snap?

-- Take it apart to see how it works

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 07:19 PM

Is it direct drive or belt drive?
If it is belt drive, have you checked the pulleys and the belt?

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 08:06 PM

Knowing the specific model of your saw, or at least the class of saw would be very useful to know.

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 07:36 PM

It’s a Delta 36-300. 10” table saw. It looks like the drive is connected straight to the motor?

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 07:47 PM

Even though it is considered a direct drive saw there is a small belt in there that has most likely broken.

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#6 posted 11-17-2013 08:11 PM

Found it. It’s a belt drive. I wasn’t looking hard enough!

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#7 posted 11-17-2013 08:12 PM

The small synchronous belt that runs from the armature drive pulley to the spindle driven pulley is probably broke. That’s best case scenario, worse is the end of the armature shaft snapped off.

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