I was working in the shop yesterday and I was resawing some aromatic cedar into 1/4″ strips with my Ridgid 14″ band saw. I made about 24 of these strips about 6′ long for a wine cellar I’m building.
Anyway, this all went pretty well and after I planed everything down to final thickness I was going to cut some notches in the cedar to fit around some of the cellar frame.
I turn the switch and the motor just hums but the blade just won’t turn. I tried turning the blade manualy and it turned just fine. All the internal parts of the motor that I can see are rotating when I manually turn the wheels but when I flip the switch, just that humming sound.
Has anyone had this sort of experience with a peice of equipment’s motor? Is there a way to fix the things or does this sound like I need a new moto? How can I prevent whatever happened from happening again.
I remember when my old cheap $99 table saw motor burned out while cutting some 8/4 maple it just died right in the middle of the cut and there were no sounds or anything. I wasn’t resawing anything too hard (cedar) and the stock was only about 4-5 inches and (remarkably) I wasn’t rushing and trying to feed too hard. I just don’t get it.
Any suggestions / advice / admonishment would be appreciated. The good news is that I was able to finish the wine cellar and it turned out pretty good. Now I just need a BUNCH of wine to go with it.