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Motor replacement Bandsaw Startrite 301?

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theartfulbodger

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Silly question time!

The local freecycle is offering a Startrite 301 Bandsaw :ho2 I'm so very tempted to give it a new home!

But it may need some fettling...

"Bandsaw Startrite 301. Not in working order. Needs repair to electrics and/or new motor."

Without seeing it .... what's a rough idea of the price and availability of a new motor? I imagine I could bodge my way round fitting it.

Many thanks in advance of any wisdom.
 

eribaMotters

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Firstly, just go and collect it. Secondly use the Yellow Pages and look for "Armature Rewinds" locally. Take the motor in and have them test it. From memory the 301/Bandit is ony a 3/4 hp about 550 watt motor. If the motor is shot they may have an off the shelf replacement available with a few more watts, or advise a rewind. Its a long time since I have had this done, but guessing £60 for the rewind. A NVR from Axminster would be about £20. The bandsaw in full working order, good condition has to be £300+

Colin
 

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I upgraded the motor on my startrite 351 a few years ago using goldcrest technologies on ebay, very helpful guy. Went from one and a half hp to three hp and cost around £100 all in including new pulley wheel and taper lock as the motor shaft size was different. Prices may have changed now, but for a smaller motor would be surprised if you couldn't still get one for well under that kind of money......

Cheers, Paul
 

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