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post #1 of 11 Old 08-11-2020, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Help... My new table saw started shaking

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So today i have received my own table saw!


I opened woodworking shop for my designs and got city funds, so today i have built the table saw, and first few hours was working great, but after few cuts and calibrating the saw, it's motor started shaking and wobbling. It shakes at the start and calms down but i dont like it at all! It was so steady and calm when it started and i dont know what could happen. It's like the belt is damaged or arbor hit.



Does anyone have idea what could cause such a error? I will contact the shop tomorrow but am worried :D


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I have no clue. That said, if I was troubleshooting a problem as describes I would verify the blade was tight. I would also verify the belts and pulleys were tight and aligned.


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I would start troubleshooting by removing the blade and see if it still does that. If it does then take the belt off. If it still does then it's the motor or pulley on the motor.

Oh, and you might want to cut a wedge of wood to level the cabinet - you might need that chisel on another project!

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That saw looks factory new as opposed to used but new to you. If so, call the manufacturer as they can help you resolve the issue, and in case you need parts as it should be under warranty.

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post #5 of 11 Old 08-12-2020, 03:12 AM
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Take off the belt first ...

If the motor vibrates with no belt, check all the bolts attaching the motor to the mount. Then check both pulleys to make certain they are not loose or slipping. Then look at the belt for damage or bumps. Then take off the blade nut and rotate the blade 90 degrees and check for anything that would cause vibration. Rotate the arbor by hand and listen for scratching noises like dry bearings.
If all checks out and it still vibrates, call the shop and explain what you have and what you have done to inspect for causes. They will advise you what to do next.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Might need a slight chisel adjustment under the leg (in your photo)???

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Hello friends!

So, the problem was bolt that put tension between motor and pulley. It wasnt tight at all... Wasnt even touching the motor to put tension on it. So i opened the saw and put tension on belt... Strange because it worked fine when i first started it, without the tension bolt even touching the motor.

Thank you all for your comments and yes this old chisel helped me :D Im happy to be part of such responsive forum, and i hope i will learn much more from this place.
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I hope you read the safety instructions for your new saw carefully. While you're at it, please read the safety instructions that came with your chisel and box cutter, too. :-)
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Well done. Always fix the simple things first.

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It is usually the simple things overlooked.

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That's good news!

We didn't know about that means of belt tension. Some times it's just a pivot and you lever the motor until it's snug and then you tighten a retaining/locking bolt.
Great news.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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