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Band saw runs in surges

Band saw runs in quick surges, cutting at normal speed than slower, normal, slower etc

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  • jordanhelges Oct 07, 2009

    no the motor sounds fine with no odor. When the blade is off the motor sounds like it is running at the correct, constant speed. When the blade is put on and tensioned, you hear a ticking sound and it cuts through the wood in small surges. I have made sure the wheels are coplanar and had to shim the top wheel to achieve the correct alignment.

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    Johnny May 11, 2010

    sounds like the motor is frying up.. does it sound normal? any burning odor?



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Check your power source , make sure nothing is preventing the wheels from turning freely that the bandsaw blade rides on, maybe some lubrication somewhere

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