Cliff - on most single phase motors, the is a centrifugal starting switch to engage and disengage the starting capacitor. Check to be sure it is working. After powering up the motor and disconnecting, give it a few minutes to discharge the capacitors. They can zap you good if you don't. DAMHIKT.
I have a pax rip saw (4 TPI), and its relatively new. The blade needs to be sharpened, or honed is probably more accurate.
I'll take a pic, but would like some advice if you are kind enough to help. I'm unsure if I need to joint the teeth, and they are not at all worn. Ibwas thinking i would just lightly file the teeth to hone them (I bought the appropriate file).