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10 amp craftsman reciprocating saw with power issues. brushes fine. power cord fine. cleaned all contacts. could this be a trigger problem? It did start once after everything was cleaned and put back together.

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    David Ford May 11, 2010

    how long did it run and did the brushes arc excessively? If you have a volt ohms meter check the continuity thru to the brush holder. It is possible that it is the switch but do some more checking, look for a loose/broken wire, try to gently pull the wires out of the cord and look for a break in it. Let me know and furnish the model number and I will try and help.

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Could be..i would bypass the switch and jump 115v directly to the motor....that would convince me.

good luck

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