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Trusty OLD table saw. Old is the operative term. I'd start by cleaning out (non flamable solvent might help since the clog has been cooked in place for years. Then comes lubricating the arbor bearings with a dry lube, then checking for runout with a known flat blade in place. More than a few thousanths suggests bearing wear problems and no matter what else was going on, I'd replace them. Lots of good suggestions here. Personally, next I'd remove the motor and take it to a local motor repair place and have them look it over--capacitor, brushes, coils. If it is repairable, have them do it, or consider a replacement. Compare repair cost with a new replacement motor with max 110v hp motor that fits.

I'm not really interested in doing my own repairs at this point in my life, did enough of that when I was young and poor and drove old cars, so I'd rather pay a little for someone skilled to do it. But if you're comfortable doing it yourself, most of the likely problems are fairly easy to fix yourself, and there are plenty of helpful YouTube videos to guide you.

It is unlikely that you'll get as good a saw at a big box as what you'll have for the price of the repair.

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It could be the trunnion bearings . Take the belts off so that there is no drag from the motor and see if the blade turns freely with zero resistance. If there is any resistance at all replace the bearings.
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John what kind of pulleys has the TS? I also have a Craftsman TS and had similar issues, I changed the aluminum pulleys to cast iron machined pulleys and fixed the problem.
I believe they are aluminum pullys. I'm leaning towards the bearings being packed with sawdust. The guy that had it before me enclosed the bottom with a vacuum port. That became clogged with small cutoffs and a lot of dust did build up underneath the table. Will try and get it all cleaned and blown out, and then test the resistance of the blade with the belt off. The motor sounds great when the belt is off. I do have a set of arbor bearings sitting here. But I don't want to tear it apart if I don't have to. I have this knack of not being able to put things back together right or having parts left over.
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I have this knack of not being able to put things back together right or having parts left over.
One thing people overlook when doing repairs is most have a cell phone with them that will take good pictures.

Before you start the repair take pictures and make sure they are clear and not so blury that you can't see what they are. Then as the repair progresses take a picture now and then especially if you uncover new parts.

Then when you get ready to put it back together refer to the pictures to jog your memory(if you remember you took pictures).

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One thing people overlook when doing repairs is most have a cell phone with them that will take good pictures.

Before you start the repair take pictures and make sure they are clear and not so blury that you can't see what they are. Then as the repair progresses take a picture now and then especially if you uncover new parts.

Then when you get ready to put it back together refer to the pictures to jog your memory(if you remember you took pictures).
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One thing people overlook when doing repairs is most have a cell phone with them that will take good pictures.

Before you start the repair take pictures and make sure they are clear and not so blury that you can't see what they are. Then as the repair progresses take a picture now and then especially if you uncover new parts.

Then when you get ready to put it back together refer to the pictures to jog your memory(if you remember you took pictures).
That takes all the fun out of it.
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That takes all the fun out of it.
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Yes it takes all the fun out of it and you don't have all those extra parts left that you can use on other projects.
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Who doesn't like having spare parts on hand?!
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Who doesn't like having spare parts on hand?!
Besides I don't have a cell phone and my landline won't take good enough pictures, also 35mm film is getting expensive,if I can find it, (Just Kidding).
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"... my landline won't take good enough pictures..."
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Where do you load the film?
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