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Motor kicks off and has to be reset after just a few seconds, even with a very light load. The saw is unusable.

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I would check the power outlet, Make sure you have sufficient amps for the unit. After that I would try and just run the tool under no load. If you still have a problem then I would have to think the motor or related electrical is your problem.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010


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