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    I just bought the ts3560 and when i turned it on - there is a jolt when the motor engages - is this normal? i expected a smooth start and was surprised at this jolt.

  • #2
    Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

    It depends upon how you define 'jolt.' I can set a nickel on its side on the table and then turn the saw on without the nickel falling over. I recently converted my 3650 to 240V. Others have said 240v seems to make the saw start up faster. I don't know if it does, but 240 volts is still is not enough to knock the nickel over.

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    • #3
      Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

      no i definatley couldnt set a coin on the saw and not have it fall over - it is enough to make the motor spring bounce- i am wondering if i have the belt to loose or to tight?

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      • #4
        Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

        Mine does the same thing but not that hard. When I turn on the saw it starts up pretty fast and there is a small bump as the belt tightens and starts turning the pullys and blade. This is normal, I have played with 6 or these saw's and all have acted the same way.

        Now when you say jolt as in the saw jumps up off the floor, there is something wrong. I would check the motor adjustment and alignment.

        JW

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        • #5
          Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

          It sounds to me like something is not aligned correctly. I would repeat the steps from the manual on assembling the motor and the drive belt.
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          • #6
            Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

            I heard of this happening before and was usually a belt-tightening issue. I think the issue was not having it tight enough, but in any event check your belt per the owner's manual.

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            • #7
              Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

              Yes, mine was the belt tension.
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              • #8
                Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

                Mine does same thing . 3650 and i rechecked things 3 times. All is within specs according to the books. Mine is enough to make a nickel fall but not much worse that that. Compared to my old TS ..well we wont go there lol. But anymore i dont really pay attention to start up .

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                • #9
                  Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

                  Mine does the same thing. It wasn't much of a concern until it threw the belt.

                  I double checked the belt tension and pulley alignment and I'm sure they are correct. The motor was mounted slightly crooked, so I tweaked it too.

                  Without the belt the motor starts & runs smooth. The arbor seems to rotate freely as well. If I grasp the blade and turn the arbor manually (no power, no belt) I'll get two or three full turns before stopping, so I don't believe its an arbor bearing problem.

                  I've followed all the advice in this thread to no avail:

                  http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10722


                  I'm not an electrician, but is it possible the capacitor is providing the motor with too much juice on startup?

                  Does anyone have any suggestions?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jolt when saw is turned on

                    Mine starts & runs smooth.

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