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    Fixing a table saw.

    A couple of days back I was doing some carpentry, the missus wanted new doors on bedroom cupboards. I have a hobby sized table saw that I was using pretty much continuously for close to a couple of hours and it stopped before I had finished the job. Firstly I thought that it was the motor thermal cutout, so I gave it time to cool. Horrible noises and sparks emanated from the case when I attempted to restart and the contactor would throw out immediately.

    The process of fixing it is described in this video



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    https://www.youtube.com/c/MotoChassisTonyFoale

    BTW. The new saw takes a 190 mm blade whereas the original was 250 mm but the new one protrudes more and so it is capable of a deeper cut.

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    Nice fix, I bet you enjoyed doing that more than the carpentry. (Push stick yes?.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by olderdan View Post
    Nice fix, I bet you enjoyed doing that more than the carpentry. (Push stick yes?.)
    No not really, repairing stuff is just a chore. I quite like woodwork, especially pattern making, I used to cast crankcases and other engine parts in the back yard,but I don't do that now. These days I hack them out of the solid.

    Sometimes I use a push stick, but they can slip, whereas with my hand resting on the table it gives support and limits potential slippage. We all have our own ideas on what is safe and all I can say is that after 74 years I still have a complete complement of full length digits, albeit some are bent but that is due to Arthur Itis.

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