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The saw is plugged into a good outlet but it will not turn on.

The saw worked perfectly the last time it was used and has been stored in a dry location. Now it will not turn on.

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You must make sure you are plugged into a live circut by testing with other appliance,if ok,then look for kill safty switches that are part of the equipment and dewalt will tell you where once you explain model #.


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