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    I was ripping a piece of 3/4 plywood using the fence and a gripper to feed the wood when the saw blade stopped. I had the gripper about 1/2 the way over the blade when it stopped. I had a sears 10 saw and this never happened. It had a 4 hp motor. I have since thought maybe the gripper was causing the cut pieces to pinch the blade and stopped the motor or the belt was slipping. Just me in the garage so I couldn't look to see.
    This is an excellent forum and I have been learning a lot.
    Thanks to everyone

  • #2
    Re: Saw blade stopped

    Hmmm, guess I would start with the easy stuff.

    1. Is the belt still on?
    2. Does the motor turnover?
    3. Did the arbor break?

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    • #3
      Re: Saw blade stopped

      When I backed the board up the blade started up again. I pushed the board forward and it stopped. I tried again and it worked. The saw is still functioning.

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      • #4
        Re: Saw blade stopped

        Could be that you're trying to feed the board through the blade too quickly.
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        • #5
          Re: Saw blade stopped

          When the blade stops, does the motor bog first?

          Any chance the run capacitor is shot? What kind of saw do you have? What voltage are you supplying to it? Are the belts loose?

          And a real simple question....is the arbor nut loose?
          Last edited by hewood; 01-11-2008, 06:27 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Saw blade stopped

            I believe he has a fairly new 3650 IIRC from a previous post of his.
            "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
            John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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            • #7
              Re: Saw blade stopped

              It is a couple of weeks old. I didn't hear the motor bog it just stopped.
              I have cut a few boards since then and no problem. I haven't taken the blade off yet but I will. I am using the blade that came with it.
              Thanks for the help.

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              • #8
                Re: Saw blade stopped

                Originally posted by harrison2119 View Post
                It is a couple of weeks old. I didn't hear the motor bog it just stopped.
                Check the belt tension and the arbor nut.

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                • #9
                  Re: Saw blade stopped

                  I will check the arbor nut today. The motor could have been runing and I would not have heard it. I wear hearing aids and take them off when I saw.
                  Thanks for all the responses.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Saw blade stopped

                    When you check the arbor nut be careful not to over tighten it. Around an 1/8 of a turn past hand tight is all you need to secure the blade.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Saw blade stopped

                      I removed the arbor nut and blade and there was indication on the back side of the blade that it had slipped. I found some grease on the nut and blade.
                      "Gift from the factory" I removed the grease and used 1000 sand paper to flatten the nut and it seems to be just fine now.
                      Thanks for all the help.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Saw blade stopped

                        I checked the nut and blade and found grease on both. I cleaned them and used very fine sandpaper to make sure the nut was flat and have had no further problems.
                        Thanks for all the help

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                        • #13
                          Re: Saw blade stopped

                          Same thing happened to me a while After using my 3650. Apparently the belt stretches enough after a while to allow it to slip. I corrected by moving the motor further back to increase the belt tension.

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