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Making sure the saw is unplugged ( not just turned off ) and using a pair of heavy gloves, grasp the saw blade carefully and see if it turns freely. If not then dis-connect the drive belt from the saw and try again. If he saw turns easily now and make no grinding noises then it appears your trouble is elsewhere. While the belt is dis-connected try to turn the motor my hand. It should turn smoothly but with a little resistance. If it turns ok then we must look elsewhere again.

Look at the specifications plate on the saw to determine how many amps the saw requires to run and then check the rating of the circuit breaker that trips when you turn on the saw. If the saw requires 15 amps to run and is on a 15 amp circuit then it needs to be relocated to another outlet, preferably one with a 20 or 25 amp breaker.

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On the front of the saw right to the left of the words Skilsaw you will see a large red switch. Pull it out to start the saw and push it in to stop the saw.

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Trying to cut any size piece of wood the saw blows the circuit breaker at the panel 1x4 piece

Are you operating the saw on a 10 amp circuit or with a long extension cord? Table saws need at least a 15 amp circuit and should not be used with an extension cord. If absolutely necessary the extension cord should be no less than 12 guage. Tabel saws will run OK on a 10 amp circuit but as soon as you apply a load (try to cut wood) the power requirements go up to keep the saw turning. If you can, plug it into another outlet on a higher capacity circuit breaker or at least closer to the breaker box. If it still pops the breaker you may have bearing problems in the motor that are creating too much friction. This would make the motor work harder to turn so it would draw excessive power and trip the breaker.

Apr 13, 2011 | Craftsman 10" Table Saw

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I have been using my Craftsman 10" Table Saw to

First things first, check the outlet that the saw is plugged into. Does it have power? If so then progress to the saw itself and check the reset button which is usually located on the front panel but sometimes on the back or sides. Press the button firmly to make sure it is not tripped and if it is this will reset it. Make sure the power is turned off and attempt to turn the blade manually ( caution,
the blade is sharp so a pair of gloves is recommended ). If the blade turns with very little resistance then turn the power back on and try the on/off switch. If the saw starts it may very well have been the circuit breaker that had tripped.

Mar 02, 2011 | Craftsman 10" Table Saw

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My new 1677 won't run, just hums. Shop Fox tech support seems clueless. Say that running saw on a 5000 watt generator invalidates warranty even though manual never mentions problem with using generator....

I am with you on the start capacitator. I would look at the model and make of the motor and give mgf. a call see if they have one.
You do need the amps there to start these saws. Make sure it matches what your generator is putting out.
Please let me know what you find.

Feb 11, 2010 | Shop Fox W1711EXT Table Saw

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Half way through cuttig a 2*4 my crAFTSMAN table saw cut out. Hitting the trip switch had no effect. Power source is good. Is there something I'm missing

The trip circuit has a time delay for resetting. Wait about 30 to 60 seconds and it should work when resetting.

Oct 06, 2009 | Craftsman 10" Table Saw

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Craftsman table saw 1 1/2 hp trys to to start but motor appears to bind, will not rotate but a couple of inches. Can turn blade and belt by hand. Tried starting several times but starts to trip electical...

The 'start capacitor' has failed. It's under the little cover located on the side of the motor. Remove and go to a 'motor rewind or repair shop'. If you don't have a motor shop near by, go to The cap has a microfarad rating (uF) and a voltage rating, go by those two ratings to replace.

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Sep 24, 2009 | Saws

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Fox Shop Table Saw won't start

Your saw has a reset button inside the magnetic switch assembly. You may need to pull the cover off to reset it. Unplug the saw first.
Consult the user manual p47 at this link, if you don't have yours handy.
If that doesn't do it, look to a breaker in your fuse box.
i hope this does the trick. If so, please take a sec to rate this post. Otherwise, let me know what you discover and we'll try to sort it out!

Mar 26, 2009 | Shop Fox W1711EXT Table Saw

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I have misplaced my manual for my Fox Shop table saw. Is there somewhere on line where I can read one.

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Mar 26, 2009 | Shop Fox W1711EXT Table Saw

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