Band Saw: Cutting slowly

If the band saw cuts too slow, make sure that the blade teeth face downward—reinstall the blade correctly if the teeth face upward. Replace a dull saw blade for faster cutting. If the motor slows down when you’re cutting a work piece, replace the defective motor.

These repairs may help solve your Band Saw problem:

Replace the band saw blade

Band saw blade

The band saw blade becomes dull with use. Cutting hard wood or metal hastens blade dulling. The band saw blade is dull when you must apply significantly more than normal force to push the piece you’re cutting through the blade. Replace the band saw blade when it's dull or damaged.

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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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