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Have a sear's table saw. It quit running while cutting a piece of wood. It tripped the main breaker at the electrical panel. Reset breaker saw would not start. pushed reset button on motor saw still will not start. Any suggestions

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Some times you have to turn breaker off and back on. how many amps is the breaker. is the saw 110 or 220 volt.

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