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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: schematic wiring diagram
I have a copy of a STOVES 720EF Manual (including wiring info) posted on BT Digital Vault. Supply an email address and I will give you access to take a copy.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
SOURCE: makita table saw switch wiring
After much trial and error, a little smoke, and wrecking one replacement switch, I solved a similar problem with my Craftsman Cmpd Mitre saw. Different saw, but likely the same principles are involved.
If the switch is a double pole single throw switch, with one side normally open (N0) and the other normally closed (NC), and the saw has a separate wire for the brake, this will probably work.
One side of the switch should have contacts that are normally open (NO) and only connect when the switch is ON. The Hot (Black) wire from the plug connects to the wire on the machine side (red or maybe black) through this NO side. So, connect these two wires via this NO side and the saw will run when the switch is ON but will have no brake; so far so good.
There should be another wire (Not the neutral white) which is the brake wire. This gets connected to one of the connection sites of the Normally Closed (NC) side of the switch. From the other connection site of this NC side run a short "jumper" wire (of the same guage as the other wires) to the Machine Side of the NO side of the switch (same place as that Red or Black? wire above) .
What seems to happen is this:
There's no power to the machine or the brake when the switch is OFF. Turn it ON and power goes from Hot through the NO (now closed) side and the saw runs. The brake doesn't run when the saw runs because the NC switch is now open. Turn the switch OFF and the NC switch is in fact closed and power is transfered to the brake via the jumper wire from the still spinning armature which now acts as a generator (alternator?). Once the brake has done its job and the armature stops spinning there's no power anywhere until you turn the switch ON again.
Or at least that's the theory, and in my case it works; no more smoke.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Unfortunately, the manual for the XL-10 saw is no longer available online. Here is a link to the parts list and diagram.
If that is not helpful, please consult a qualified electrician, who should be able to guide you in the wiring of the switch and motor for that saw.
Without access to the schematic, I'm afraid the best solution to your wiring question is for some capable electrician to take a look at your saw in person.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
SAME SAW I HAVE, I ASSUME YOU DONT HAVE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL. GO TO SEARS.COM, AND TOWARDS THE TOP THERE IS A "PARTS" HEADER. CLICK ON IT AND ENTER MODEL NUMBER WHEN REQUESTED, THEY WILL ASK UP IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC PART OR MANUAL . HOPE THIS HELPS
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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