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Bandsaw motor bit the dust


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The motor on my bandsaw died today. It's off an OLD Craftsman bandsaw (old enough so the whole thing is cast iron). The motor isn't stock, but it's a single phase 1/2HP 1725RPM motor. Me and my dad pulled it apart today and we're pretty sure it's the start capacitor. Instead of replacing the $150 motor we'd like to change the capacitor first. The only problem is we're not sure what to buy. The motor looks similar to this one.

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how big is the bandsaw? if you end up replacing the motor i would suggest buying something a bit more powerfull, maybe 1 or 1-1/2 hp,

sorry don't know much about the capacitor, might want to take it to an electrician if you're dad has any electrician friends :D

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how big is the bandsaw? if you end up replacing the motor i would suggest buying something a bit more powerfull, maybe 1 or 1-1/2 hp,

sorry don't know much about the capacitor, might want to take it to an electrician if you're dad has any electrician friends :D

It's a 12 inch bandsaw.

We actually got it working, just needed a good cleaning and a new belt. It works MUCH better now B)

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