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Discussion for the Porter Cable 725 TYPE 2 Two Speed Porta Band Saw
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Question: Blade Guide
I need the rear blade guide for a Type 3 PC Porta-band saw. I see from the diagram that this part is not listed. (item #139) on the diagram. My saw blade wobbles when I try to cut parts for anything.
Reply: Blade Guide
If your parts diagram is as good as mine, I am thinking it is item number 138 you are looking for. It is part number 873951.
Hope this helps,
Reply: 725 Type 2 Speed Porta Band Saw
First look at your 859179 brushes. If they are worn down to far you will get arcing and some heat build up. Then look at the armature if it is discolored wear the brushes contact and it smells like burnt insulation that is probably your problem. The only problem the armature is no longer available. But you have the option of having it rewound. There are quite a few rewind shops around the country. If the field windings are burnt that could be another cause.
Question: Brass Gear
Is there a special tool other than snap ring pliers to get the external snap ring off the spindle?
This is the gear that mates with the worm gear on the motor
drive that turns the back drive wheel on the saw.
oops!!!!! I've got a 725 type 3 porter cable portaband.
Question: Bandsaw Blade
i have a model 725 porter cable band saw and i need a blade. i don't know whether i have a type 1 ,2, or 3. does it matter?
Reply: Bandsaw Blade
All versions of this tool take the same size blades. We have several blades that will fit this saw, which you can choose from based on your specific application. All the blades listed in the Accessories section of this page (just above this post) will fit your saw. You can also click "See more Band Saw Blades" for some more options.
Generally, that type number only comes into play when you're replacing the internals of a tool. They don't change the size of the blades between revisions.
Hope this helps!
Question: Porta-band 525 Worm Gear
just purchased a used porta-band 525 band saw type 3 with a stripped worm gear. Can the worm and gear be changed through the oil fill plug opening? If not where do I begin?
Reply: Porta-band 525 Worm Gear
I am not having much luck finding info about a model #525 bandsaw. The model #725 and #7724 where both popular models. Double check the model number if you would so I can give accurate information.
Reply: Porta-band 525 Worm Gear
My mistake, it is a 725 model type 3
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