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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-10-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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All my table saws are down for one reason or the other.... mostly because some little part is no longer made. Right now I am dealing with a Pro Tech contractors saw which needs a new motor. Have searched the web and called everyone I can think of trying to find one. I am told they are out of business. Any ideas??

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Try to find a local motor repair shop in your area. I needed a new blower motor for my AC blower during the hottesdt part of last year. Called a repair guy who said 7 days before I can get there and 650.00 with service. Motor was going to be 400 +/-. Couldn't wait 7 days as it was over 110 degrees. I took the old one, the guy at the repair shop, told me what i already knew, china made, not worth fixing. But he did all th emeasurements, looked up all the specs from the manufacutrer and sold me one that fit perfectly for 150. Worth a try.
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+1 on Mikes post..

A good electrical repair shop can't be beat. If the motor has a name plate on it, all the better. Having the motor in hand when you go really helps.

I deal quite a bit with Grainger.com when it comes to motors, and have had relatively good luck with em. Professionally I go with them due to a commercial account/pricing, personally I like dealing with local guys.

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Good advice from the guys. An electric motor shop should be able to match it up with a new motor. Good luck. I had a TS that was my father-in-law's. The motor went out and, stupid me, I chunked the whole schmear. Wish I had know what I know now!
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Hello: Mike, Novice Wood Guy: You're right about both (motor repair and cheap china).
Here in East Texas it gets even worse. The motor out of the Pro-Tech contractors series TB was made in Taiwan by P&F Brothers INC. They are the people who manuf. all of the Brother line products, I thought it was only sewing machines, but not so. It is a mult line of items inclulding power tools, etc. The P&F stand for Paul and Freddie Chaing. The Company has a long chain of shadow trade Inc's & LLC.'s companys to do business through. Their shadow comp's have been in several fed law suits because of
personal injury and unit failures. OH well I bought the saw at a big discount when one of our local builder supply stores relocated out of Palestine.. It paid for itself, ripping
several 100 feet of bowed and warpped 16'and 20' 2x12, 2x10 etc into 2x4's
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Greetings: Two Skies 57, Bill; When I lived in charleston SC. and San Antonio graingers was very handy for me to shop, but not here closest one is in Ft Worth.
This motor is also very special design for the unit any normal pulley drive type can't be used. If I can salvage the baby it will have to be by a stator coil transplant or I'll just
have to rewind this one by hand. ONE more great B I G chance to show YESYESyes??? I can do that. My last such event with rewinding a coil was with a transducer unit from a Ford A/C unit that auto controled the temp AC/heat once you set the desired temp for the car. Saved over $250.
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Hello Knothead47, John, I know what you mean about discarding that (why am I keeping
this pice of junk). Each time I have it wasn't very long before I could have fixed it or need a piece of it somewhere else. I am a BiiiiiiiiiG PACK RAT, and salvageer (like Sanford& Son). I have built two 40X60X16' steel buildings both with some upper deck areas. One has 2 28X60' leanto on it. Of course the farm equipment and hay take up much of the space. I built many livestock barns from culled 2x stock @ .20C/on the$
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try to find the table saw in your local stores. if it does not work, find a friend who knows where to find fine saw.
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The motor out of the Pro-Tech contractors series TB was made in Taiwan by P&F Brothers INC. They are the people who manuf. all of the Brother line products, I thought it was only sewing machines, but not so. It is a mult line of items inclulding power tools, etc. The P&F stand for Paul and Freddie Chaing. The Company has a long chain of shadow trade Inc's & LLC.'s companys to do business through. Their shadow comp's have been in several fed law suits because of
personal injury and unit failures.
Just a thought, maybe the OP can just steal the motor out of his wife's sewing machine.

Seriously though, a replacement motor can be easily found as mentioned by previous posters. I have done this for lots of equipment in the past, including a table saw once.

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