Re: new rock saw
Dan, One thing I would check to see is if the rock vise has play in it. If you can lift up on the vise at all, or shift it from side to side, there's a good chance the roller bearings on the bottom of the vise need to be readjusted to tighten up the travel. If the vise is at all loose the rock will ride up onto the blade during cutting and cause binding thus leading to overheating of the motor to the point of tripping the thermal overload, that is assuming your motor has a thermal overload. On my Lortone I have to occassionally tighten these key points to avoid the very same problem. Vibration, and there's a lot of it during the cut on any saw, will inevitably loosen things. This could be your problem or not.
From Ward - May 04, 2011 at 06:01:01