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My MK-101 cuts very slowly. I have had the saw 8 years, wonderful saw. Now when I cut hard porcelain or granite the saw will begin the cut and slowly loose torque until the blade practically stops, it will not trip the circuit however. If I ease off the cut the blade resumes spinning. To cut one tile I have to push it through the blade VERY slowly. Is this saw repairable, or is the motor finally going?

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  • norsetile May 17, 2011

    Thanks so much. I will check with a motor shop nearby.

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Hi,
First off the saw may be repairable... the motor brushes are probably worn out. However finding the proper brushes and then getting a person to repair them is another story. The total cost and inconvenience will probably be more then a new saw.
If you happen to have a motor repair shop nearby, I would take it in and get an estimate on the repair cost before authorizing the work to be done. This will insure that you do not spend more then the saw is worth to repair the motor.

If you do not have a motor shop nearby then you are out o luck...I would not recommend trying to repair it yourself, as this is a tedious job that requires some special tools and experience to do properly.

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