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Makita table saw switch wiring

After much trial and error, a little smoke, and wrecking one replacement switch, I solved a similar problem with my Craftsman Cmpd Mitre saw. Different saw, but likely the same principles are involved.
If the switch is a double pole single throw switch, with one side normally open (N0) and the other normally closed (NC), and the saw has a separate wire for the brake, this will probably work.

One side of the switch should have contacts that are normally open (NO) and only connect when the switch is ON. The Hot (Black) wire from the plug connects to the wire on the machine side (red or maybe black) through this NO side. So, connect these two wires via this NO side and the saw will run when the switch is ON but will have no brake; so far so good.
There should be another wire (Not the neutral white) which is the brake wire. This gets connected to one of the connection sites of the Normally Closed (NC) side of the switch. From the other connection site of this NC side run a short "jumper" wire (of the same guage as the other wires) to the Machine Side of the NO side of the switch (same place as that Red or Black? wire above) .
What seems to happen is this:
There's no power to the machine or the brake when the switch is OFF. Turn it ON and power goes from Hot through the NO (now closed) side and the saw runs. The brake doesn't run when the saw runs because the NC switch is now open. Turn the switch OFF and the NC switch is in fact closed and power is transfered to the brake via the jumper wire from the still spinning armature which now acts as a generator (alternator?). Once the brake has done its job and the armature stops spinning there's no power anywhere until you turn the switch ON again.
Or at least that's the theory, and in my case it works; no more smoke.
3/11/2018 12:54:07 PM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Mar 11, 2018

Blown commutator bar

12/9/2013 11:30:58 PM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Dec 09, 2013

Table saw starts for 2 second and stops

if it is electrical u might wont to check the battery if it is gas u might wont to chek the oil or the gas if it is gas
6/10/2013 7:00:48 PM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Jun 10, 2013

To raise or lower the blade, more so when raising,

check for wooden chips on the screw guide clean it and lubricate,also check the blade to be straigth and not gettin stock
5/30/2011 3:50:01 PM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on May 30, 2011

Turns on for about 20

what did the brushes look like before replaced, if they were burnt or pitted then you have a major electrical issue probably. UNPLUG tool and remove the replaced brushes and check them for their condition. Does the blade spin freely? If not you could have a bearing issue or an obstruction. Also how is the power cord, is the insulation broken which can cause an electrical short. These are all possible items that can cause your problem. If this unit has a resetable breaker it could also be the issue. Hope this gives you some idea of where to continue to look
4/16/2011 5:16:16 PM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Apr 16, 2011

Bought clean at a pawn

either your breaker is too small or there is a direct electrical short in the wiring or motor, suggest you take back, if not let me know and I will try and help
9/1/2010 1:17:25 AM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Sep 01, 2010

What is the most efficient way to remove and

there is only one way that I know of. Unplug tool and lay on its backside to expose the undercarriage of tool, remove the screws holding the switch plate on and remove box
8/26/2010 3:25:04 PM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Aug 26, 2010

Switch wiring for makita cut

go to makita.com enter yr model # in the search bar, down load a parts breakdown, it should b there
8/18/2010 8:56:54 PM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Aug 18, 2010

I broke the rip fence clamping handle on my makita table saw 2703

you can buy the replacement handle from any makita dealer or repair center Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/sean_54c3a3dc48a7773c
8/18/2010 8:38:57 PM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Aug 18, 2010

The electric brake on my saw is engaging very

could be the commutator bearing is going bad for the screeching and then if the commutator is dirty the brake might not function properly. They make a special stone to "clean" a dirty commutator. Let me know and I will try and help further if you need assistance
7/1/2010 2:08:11 AM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Jul 01, 2010

MAKITA #2703 table saw 10'' to rise and lower blade it

i would say the table is twisted then, strip it down first and if you need to "bend!" it back so it works
3/28/2010 1:40:22 AM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Mar 28, 2010

My makita 2703 blade movement quirks

Here are two links for the parts manual and the owners manual. It is not uncommon for a tool to go slightly out of line with use due to vibration and and movement of the arbor. As for the tool not tilting, it just sounds like the worm screw and gear are off line. this is a pretty quick fix but it requires you to turn your saw upside down to access the set screws. I glanced at the diagram and it looks like the handle for the adjustment is held on by a set pin. you will also be able to access this from inside the cabinet.
2/25/2010 12:30:26 AM • Makita 2703 10"... • Answered on Feb 25, 2010
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