Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Share |
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


My compound miter saw wont stop. I have to unplug it to make it stop and plug in to start. Can anyone give me an idea of what could be causing this.

kscudebec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
Old School
 
Willie T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
Posts: 3,634
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


Could be simply sawdust in the trigger area. The trigger switch, itself, is likely enclosed, but junk and gunk could be holding the trigger on. Before ripping into the handle to replace a possibly defective trigger, try blowing it all out in that area with an air hose while working the trigger on and off. (unplugged, of course)

__________________
"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Willie T
Willie T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #3
Member
 
Tom Struble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: west milford n.j.
Posts: 2,785
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


good tip Willie you could also try an electronics parts cleaner try radio shack whats the make of your saw?
Tom Struble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 05:12 AM   #4
Man of many hats
 
wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 494
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


Another nice addition to any table saw/miter saw/band saw is a foot switch like those used in sewing machines. I saw some on sale last week at Harbor Freight for $10-12.
__________________
Man of many hats
wrangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


gotta disagree with you on this one willie, i just replaced the switch on my CM saw recently. the switch is sealed, and the handle is sealed pretty tight too. more than likely it needs a new switch. i ordered one from toolbarn.com for about 20 bux.
(be sure to check the wiring order on the new switch! the one they sent was wired different than the original!)

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 06:48 AM   #6
Member
 
Tom Struble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: west milford n.j.
Posts: 2,785
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


my hitachi slide compound switch not sealed cleaning worked for me
Tom Struble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


i'm not saying cleaning it won't work, of course, that COULD be all it needs. but if you click it on and off a few times and it still does that, most likely it'll need a new switch, or keep plugging it in when you need it. if it won't move/click, then a buildup of gunk could be keeping it from shutting off, though i think it'd be easy to tell the difference. but i'm merely voicing my own experience. let us know what happens?

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 07:07 AM   #8
Member
 
Tom Struble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: west milford n.j.
Posts: 2,785
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


ageed DM
Tom Struble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 08:00 AM   #9
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Default

Compound miter saw wont shut off


heck, i'm HOPING i'm wrong on this one guys, it'd certainly be easier and cheaper for the OP! (you know me, cheap and easy... hehehehe)
but if he has to get a new switch, here's the difference i ran across with the new switch's wiring pattern. be sure to look closely!

DM
Attached Thumbnails
Compound miter saw wont shut off-switches.jpg  

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electric motor problems, miter saw problems


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best 1/2 inch water shut off valve. Nestor_Kelebay Plumbing 10 07-25-2008 11:16 AM
Suitable Miter Saw stand for 10" Sliding Makita compound saw zappy Carpentry 3 07-16-2008 07:33 PM
Using Compound Miter Saw Loman43 Carpentry 12 01-01-2008 01:36 PM
Need advice or feedback on miter saws mwehnes Carpentry 10 02-21-2007 08:48 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.