Hello all !
I recently came across a deal I thought was to sweet to pass up.
I purchased a Skil 3400 13A table saw with right side table extension, and rear sliding out feed extension with stand. It was missing the blade guard and the miter gauge. Paid $35.00 for it.
It cleaned up really really nice for a 10- 15 year old saw. ( its not the new red base 3400 solid table series. Its the old black base half webbed table series 3400. )
On with my question..... after cleaning it up adjusting the fence and installing a new blade I ripped a few boards with it. Now I am not an expert on a table saw by any means but this seems a little weird.......
Just about every cut I get what seems to be blade wobble marks ( the arbor is tight btw ) down the work piece. I have it secure against the fence while feeding, I am keeping a nice even paced feed. I took the motor apart and cleaned it up a bit as well as checked the bearings and brushes. That is when I discovered the previous owner had been cutting tile with it.
White chalk was caked on the motor case inside and out, as well as on the field and associated assemblies. I removed all and cleaned it. Aligned the brushes properly, realigned the motor properly ( only one way it will go on and it centers it self via steel dowels, and spacer head screws. ).
at start up it starts up fine, revs to speed and then gets quite noisy and a little chattery.
Is this a common occurrence with these saws ? Or do you think the arbor assembly is screwed ?
Finally.... whats an easy way to tell ?
I would really like to find out this is an easy fix because I got the saw so cheap LOL! BUT.. if its not I will just re-list it on craigs list where I found it with real world info on how it performs and use the money towards a new table saw. Although, one with both extensions, out feed, and a stand is going to be pricey now days
THANKS A BUNCH !