Band Saw: Won't start

If the band saw doesn’t start, check the electrical outlet for power. If the electrical outlet is dead, reset the house circuit breaker for that outlet. If the electrical outlet works, the problem could be a defective power cord, On/Off switch or drive motor.

These repairs may help solve your Band Saw problem:

Replace the band saw On/Off switch

On/Off switch

The On/Off switch includes a safety key. The safety key must be in place to turn on the band saw. If the switch won't activate the band saw with the safety key inserted, replace the On/Off switch.

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Replace the band saw drive motor

Drive motor

The band saw motor rotates the lower wheel to spin the band saw blade. A weak motor may stop spinning when you start cutting. Replace the motor if it's weak or doesn't spin when activated.

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Replace the band saw power cord

Power cord

The power cord attaches to the start switch to provide power to the band saw. Examine the power cord regularly for damage. Broken wires in the power cord prevent the band saw from getting power. Replace the power cord if it's damaged or broken.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.