Older Craftsman Table Saw
Hello everyone. I am new to the forum and new to the table saw world and have a question. I recently just purchased an older craftsman table saw off of craigslist. I had a little project I had to do immediately that was simply cutting a 30 degree angle in a 8 foot long piece of 2 x 8 green treated lumber. I noticed the motor got extremely hot, so hot that I could not hold my hand by it. I looked around on the saw for a model, but could not find one. I did so happen to go home this past weekend to find my dad has a similar looking saw that had the same motor set up. The motor is on the back side of the saw and runs the blade with a belt. His model is 113.12260 and said it was a 3/4 hp motor at 10 amps, and produced an rpm of 3450. My question, why would the motor be getting so hot? And, is the motor rebuild able or do I buy a new motor. Can a large HP motor replace this motor if it needs to be replaced? Someone at work mentioned the brushes may be worn and it can probably be rebuilt. So, let me know. Appreciate any help! Hope to make this forum a daily read.