Question about Remington Electric Chain Saw
Was sawing up tree for fire wood and saw just quit....Thought it could have been house breaker but does not work on any plug outlet....find it strange it is no good after not that much use.....Have owned it for three years but used it maybe 7 times for small yard work...
I just had my Rem. EL-8 (Mod#107624-02, 3 HP 11.5Amp) quit, too. It was less than 2yrs old, had very low hours and no abuse. I pulled it apart and found that a motor brush was burned out (at the brush electrical lead; the braided wire connecting to the winding). Unfortunately, I checked with Master Distributors (http://www.nbmc.com/ ) and the brush assembly is no longer available. (For a less than 2-year old saw!!) They do have some parts for Remington saws, however.
Premature burnout seems to be a function of some combination of:
- using a too-light gauge extension cord for the amperage of your tool / length of extension. You can find recommendations for proper minimum gauge on the web. (This shouldn't have been the problem in my case because I used a 12-ga. 25' extension.) See: http://www.askthebuilder.com/B174_Extension_Cord_Size_Chart.shtml
- running too hard (big wood) for too long. I admit this seems pretty subjective; if the saw is cutting, why quit, right? But it's probably important to ease up and not let it get too hot.
- poor saw design. (internal parts don't match the power/amperage involved.)
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
check the switch and the wires (continuity)with a measurapparat.If needed change the switch.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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