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Saw stopped working .checked all outlets and tried to help it sstart by hand .and it sill won't start

Tilted the table 44% to the right and the blade holder hit the table and the saw stopped ,is there a reset button inside of the saw?

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There should be a reset switch on the motor it will look like a little button.

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