An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: Motor power question
Horsepower is the maximum power produced by the motor. Saws with high horsepower ratings are good for pattern cutting and cutting down thick stock. Higher horsepower also allows the saw to cut through thick stock without bogging down or burning the wood.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
I am going to try something. I used to use Powermatic machines, and was invited to tour the factory and was given a week long all-expense-paid training seminar in 1990. I recommend that you contact by e-mail or phone the company or one of it's service center, as I found them to be incredibly helpful. Type it into your "search engine".
You neeed to check the motor, capacitor, drive pulleys. Check thoroughly if there are loose set screws, loose
tires or sqealing bearings.
Change the belt out for a link-belt so you don't have any stiff areas causing a vibration when they hit the pulleys.
Poorly balance wheels or worn tires are another cause of excessive vibe.
The motor can be not effective anymore, you should get more powerful motor. Try to call Tech Support too.
Are you using new tires? Urethane or rubber? Make sure the adjustment are correct or probably you need to replace the tires. I am using ulta blue urethane tires because it lasts longer and it doesn't need gluing. Urethanes are more durable than rubber. I got mine on http://bandsawparts.com/ultra_blue_urethane_tires.cfm .
How hard is it to turn by hand? Anything binding? The starter windings can be replaced in the back of the motor, depends on the size. The capacitor, if it is shot, the motor would not run at all. Get the motor spinning again and take a stick and rub it against the pulley, if you can stop it, it has lost power, If you can't stop it, it should be fixable. Hope this helps.
This could have many causes...depending on the model of saw, the wood being cut, the blade you're using, etc. etc.
Check that the blade is correctly installed, up to tension, and sharp. Make sure the wheels run smoothly on their on, and under power. Check the horsepower of the motor, and make sure to keep the feed rate down within the motor's capacity. Finally, don't twist the work being cut to a smaller radius than the size blade will handle, or you will bind the blade in the cut.
If you are cutting wood with pitch or grain that is likely to be under tension, perhaps you need to insert a wedge into the cut to prevent the work from pinching the blade as it continues the cut.
I hope that leads to a solution. Sometimes all you can do is feed slowly and be patient...
Check the circuit breaker for the motor at the electrical panel. Also, check the motor switch which may have blown. Another possibility is a bad start capacitor on the motor. (It should hum though with power applied) Some motors have a thermal switch embedded in the motor windings, but it should have reset itself when things cooled down. If the motor case is relatively open, blow out any debris with compressed air. Hope some of this helps!
First you must have some knowlege of electricity as it can very dangerous even deadly! With an circuit tester see if there is power going to the switch (switch off). If so turn switch on and check for current coming out of the switch. If yes check for power at the motor end of the same wire. if yes chances are the motor is bad.