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I have a Rigid 12 in sliding compound miter saw that squeels when turned on. How do I fix it?

It's a new saw. 1st day was fine. Then it started to squeel when you first turn it on. Then it stops when the blade reaches full rpm.

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SOURCE: 12 inch miter saw blade turns slowly and doesn't

There's no debris or wood jammed in the housing around the blade, is there? Try unplugging and removing the blade, to make sure some wood hasn't gotten wedged in there somewhere.
Otherwise, make sure the blade is on tight. If so, there is likely a problem with the motor itself.
If it's still under warranty, I'd contact Ridgid at this link:
Otherwise, they have a tools forum where you might be more likely to find someone who's experienced a similar problem.
Being reconditioned, it sounds suspect to me...
Sorry I couldn't be any more helpful...

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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MS12502 has a solid arm actuation to move the blade guard, this is either bent, broken, unattached or otherwise not functional. sometimes the moving parts get full of sawdust and a major cleaning is all thats needed. generally all woodworking tools should be blown out with air after each use or end of day.

actual model number of your saw would be more helpful.

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