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1997 2hp cabinet saw jet that seems to be lacking power it is 220v and still stalls when ripping pine 2x4. Do I not have it wired correctly. I had a 1.5h jet contractor saw that seems to cut better

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Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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SOURCE: while cutting a 2x4 at a 45 degree (small load)

Depends on if you hit a knot, the blade is dull, heat caused the blade to warp and cut a wider then necessary slot, etc. Get a new carbide blade with heat relief cutouts in it, so it can't warp. Then feed it slowly. Also, when you are cutting angles, it is hard to keep the line straight. But it is important to do that, or else the blade will bind. Finally, try feeding more slowly. And if you have it plugged into a GFP, don't. A saw will draw too much and a GFP will trip.

Posted on May 06, 2011

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SOURCE: I was ripping some 2x4s

How freely does the motor turn without the blade on it??? Also what does that blade look like, are the teeth worn or broken? As for the motor usually there are vent holes in it and I would just try and use compressed air to clean as best asa possible. If the motor does not spin freely it could be dirt or possibly bearings. Let me know

Posted on Aug 12, 2011

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