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Where do you wire power cord on skil circular saw 5400 to switch

Switch has 4 terminals, does power cord wires go up and on left or right side or side to side

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    millerguy54 Mar 31, 2014

    Well the switch can only be installed one way. when holding the switch, the part number is on right and another set of numbers is on left. When checking for continuity i get it from the top and bottom circuits on the left, is that where the power cord plugs into?

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Very easy to tell the short wires go to the cord side. The longer ones go to the motor. The wire will be same color as the cord wires. They will come from the back of the switch as it sets in saw.

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  • cwradio73 Mar 31, 2014

    i have one of these tools the switch sets in the saw different than as you would hold it. I checked again and wires coming from the cord go on the top the wires coming from the bottom go to the motor. unless you have a different design which I doubt, you are looking at switch wrong. sorry but even the diagram that came with switch shows it as I have tried to report.

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