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My rigid circular saw wont run. Worked one day and wouldnt the next. The plug end of the power cord lights up so it is getting electricity. is there a reset button or is this saw simply gone

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Bought a Craftsman circular saw yesterday at local hardware store. When plugged in the laser works and the led light but the saw won't. Am I doing something wrong?


Try depressing the little safety button next to the trigger, Mike, if it has one. Some saws do, some don't. If that doesn't take care of the problem, take it back to the hardware store and have them show you how it works... or if it DOESN'T, then they can see that it doesn't.

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Erratic starting circular saw


Sounds to me like you have a bad cord. Clamp the saw to a workbench so that it can start and run safely without you having to hold it. Put tape or a wire tie around the trigger to hold it in. THEN plug it in. Then move the cord around, especially near where it enters the saw. If the saw starts and stops intermittently you have confirmed the bad cord. Good luck.

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Bosch 71/4 wormdrive keeps flipping breaker


If the saw is tripping breakers, either you are trying to run the saw on a circuit that can't handle the amps the saw needs to run or something is wrong with the saw that is making it draw more amps than it should.
Power supply: You should be on a 15 amp circuit or higher for this saw. Popping breakers can also be caused by using long or low guage extension cords or a low guage power cord on the saw. The saw should have a 14 guage power cord on it and extension cords should not be lower than 12 guage if 50 feet long.
Saw: You've already replaced the cord & switch, if the brushes are OK, look to the mechanics of the saw. The blade should turn freely and smoothly by hand with the saw unplugged. Things to look for are a lack of lubrication in the transmission, binding or broken gears in the trans and binding or seized bearings on the armature or worm gear set. Also, a dull blade forced through wood will also cause the saw to be overworked and draw enough power to trip breakers.

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My Makita circular power saw works then stops working, then starts again. Why is this happening?


Things to check: With the saw running, safely grab the cord by the boot and pull and twist it around. This is where a break frequently occurs inside the cord and when the saw is held in certain positions the break will either open or close. If the cord's OK, unplug the saw and remove the brush caps and check the brushes. If the brushes are less than 1/4" long or the springs are burnt or broke they won't make good contact with the armature. If the cord & brushes are OK your next recourse is to replace the switch (Makita PN 651172-0).

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Troubleshoot the problem. It could only be a few things: 1) defective trigger/switch, in which case you can replace it by getting the part from a specialty tool store; 2) the cord itself, either where it plugs into the saw or at the plug end there may be a loose wire; 3) you've accidentally cut or nicked the cord--easily done--and there is a severed wire.

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Where can I purchase a replacement power cord?


Make your own. If you cut through the cord by accident you can go down to your local hardware store and buy a piece of wire that is the same gauge as the one on the saw. Get a standard plug end too and wire it up the same way the saw is wired. You can splice into the existing wire off the saw, just make sure you use plenty of electrician's tape and that the wires are insulated from each other.

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I have a makita 5997nb circular saw that i have had for 26 years with no problems. but now it will not power up. I think its the cord. How do I replace it myself?


The cord ... or the switch ... or the brushes.

You will have to take the handle apart to access the end of the cord and check the switch. Test your cord with the ohm function of a volt/ohm meter.

Thanks for your question and good luck with your repair.

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Saw runs while tilted to left but stops when tilted to right while trigger held in on position. Does this sound like a bad switch or bad brushes?


I am thinking a broken wire in the cord. what you can do and be careful is hold saw and while running "wiggle" the cord especially up at the cord protector end, It might also be a loose wire in the tool, but before disassembling UNPLUG tool.

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using a paper clip straighten one end and insert next to wire and push down and while doing so lift the wire out.

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