Rockwell model 10 contractor's saw setup?
I recently picked up a used Model 10 TS. It has a 2hp GE motor that's running on 120. I'm attempting to diagnose why the saw seems to have no power, as it's bogging down ripping 2 x 4, which I believe it should be able to handle even on 120V. I've tried to figure out whether the motor is laboring, or the belt is slipping, but it's kind of hard to tell. Here are my thoughts: 1) maybe the belt needs replacing. As far as I know it's the original belt. 2) the pulleys seem out of alignment, unless that's how they're supposed to be. It looks like flipping the pulley at the motor would align them properly. 3) maybe the motor is dying. I don't know much about electric motors. FWIW, it doesn't seem very warm after use, and it's not shutting down. I'm thinking I should begin by replacing the belt and flipping the pulley. Any opinions about whether I should go with a stock replacement belt or a link belt? Any other thoughts? Thanks.