Saw Blade Stalls

I inherited my father’s 1958 DeWalt nine inch radial arm saw, but the saw is easily stalled with both 10-inch and seven-inch blades. Any ideas what the problem may be?

Chris Marshall: If your blades are sharp, it sounds like it might be time to have that saw motor evaluated and serviced by an electric motor repair shop. Some component inside the motor must be amiss. Given its vintage, it could be that the windings, contacts or bearings are in need of replacement, and that’s why it is losing power. A good motor “monkey” should be able to make things right for your saw again.

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