The Trajan 125 band saw is a versatile and reliable tool, but like any other piece of machinery, it requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly. One common issue that can arise with the Trajan 125 is motor pulsation caused by old motor brushes or a faulty circuit board. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of installing new motor brushes to help resolve this issue.
Tools and Materials Needed
Before we get started, make sure you have the following tools and materials on hand:
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flathead screwdriver
- Replacement motor brushes
- Trajan 125 band saw
- All necessary parts can be found at Sawblade.com, which offers everything you need for aftermarket care for your saws.
Before working on your Trajan 125 band saw, always ensure that it is unplugged to prevent any accidental injury.
Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Motor Brushes
Now that we’ve covered the necessary tools and safety precautions, let’s go through the process of installing new motor brushes on the Trajan 125 band saw:
Locate the motor brushes housed on the top and bottom of the motor. Each brush is covered by a small cap. Use your flathead screwdriver to remove the cap from the top brush housing.
With the cap removed, carefully use the flathead screwdriver to pry the old motor brush out of the housing. It should spring out easily.
Take the new motor brush and examine its features. Note the hooks on the side of the brush, which will help secure it within the housing, and the curved edge that follows the shape of the motor.
Slide the new motor brush into the top housing, ensuring a smooth fit. Press down on the spring until it clicks into place.
Replace the cap on the top brush housing, securing it with your flathead screwdriver.
Repeat steps 2-6 for the bottom motor brush, ensuring both brushes are properly installed.
Reattach the motor cover and secure it with the five screws previously removed.
Troubleshooting Motor Pulsation
If you continue to experience motor pulsation after installing new motor brushes, the issue may lie with the circuit board. Refer to Sawblade.com’s video tutorial on how to replace the circuit board for further assistance.
Regular maintenance, including the replacement of motor brushes, is essential for keeping your Trajan 125 band saw in optimal condition. By following this step-by-step guide, you can ensure a smooth and efficient installation process. Remember to visit Sawblade.com for all your aftermarket care needs and to go direct for a hassle-free experience.