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I just purchased your Mod 5740NB circular saw. I have used it a few times and now the on off switch does not work. If you plug it in it runs and will not respond to the trigger. I own a lot of Mikita tools and this is the first time I have had a problem. I live in the north and it is very difficult to get service unless I use the mail or Purolator. My address is 108A Hopkins Bay Road, Iron Bridge, Ontario. P0R 1H0. Phone 1-705- 842-6135. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You David Ratz

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I have three of these saws and have had the same experience but only after hundreds of uses and it's kinda expected. Since this is a relatively new saw try (with it unplugged) pull the trigger and slide your finger to the side allowing it to snap back. Try this a few times if you do need to replace the switch, order the part and do it yourself, if you can operate a saw and you still have all the at the end of the day, this should be a job you can handle. If it's still under warranty you'll have to send it in.

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