|Forum topic by Rich L.||posted 02-02-2015 11:25 PM||813 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-02-2015 11:25 PM
I just recieved a new Grizzly GO555LX bandsaw. I didn’t realize until I assembled it, that it had some damage from shipping. The box had apparently was apparently dropped causing the motor cover to be jammed into the fan and motor. Fortunately I noticed the problem before turning it on. I removed the cover and fan then started it and the armature has no woble at all. It runs quietly and seems to have no problems. I did some test cuts and it cuts beautifully. The only problem is that it makes a clicking sound during the last 20 or so revolutions when turned off.
I spoke to the Grizzly tech and let him hear it over the phone. He said it’s the “centrifugal switch rubbing against the contact point” and that it’s normal and absolutely no problem. (I should point out that he was planing to send me a new motor before I had him listen to it run.) I just had a feeling that it might not be necessary and it has a one year warranty, so I offered to run it for him. Anyway he’s sending a new fan and motor cover.
Well now I’m second guessing myself as to whether I should have just taken a new motor. I’m just wondering if anyone else hears this kind of sound when shutting down one of their tools? Opinions?
-- Rich, Southern CA