Please excuse me for not being the sharpest tool in the shed, but about a year ago I accidently started the blade with a piece of wood already inserted into the teeth. The saw has never run right since. It keeps slowing down the deeper I get into the cut. I keep having to retract and let the blade regain its speed. Well, today I was trying to cut a 4 food section of plywood and the saw just can't handle it. I dug into the problem some more and here's what I came up with.
The motor turns a wheel with a belt on it. The belt turns another wheel with a lug on it. The blade mounts onto this lug. Well, I noticed that the lug is turning freely of the wheel.
The problem is that I can't find how to stop the lug from turning. I found where I believe it mounts in the back, and found a pin of some sot neat it, but am unsure if that's relevant.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks