Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


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 10-06-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Share |
Default

Yikes! almost killed my favorite DeWalt C/M saw!


my switch died after many years constant use on my DeWalt Compound Mitre saw, went to toolbarn.com and ordered a new one. old one was an Eaton, new was a Tyco. went to put it in today and where the saw is at it's rather dark, so i simply removed one wire at a time and put it to new switch in same location and put it back together. plugging it in, it sparked and tried to slowly start??? yikes! so of course i immediately unplugged it! took it apart again, took both switches to better lit area and found the old had blk on both ends and yellow and red on both ends, the NEW one has both blk on one side and r&y on the other end! just a heads up if you ever have to do this... look closely at the new one to be sure they are exactly the same! you know what they say about 'assume'..... *sigh* at least it's ok now and i didn't kill it.
color me embareassed....
DM
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Ridgid 18v vs Dewalt 14.4v xrp vs el cheapo? scottrob Tools 28 05-08-2009 08:45 AM
dewalt 14.4v and 18v drill? revo33 Tools 26 04-18-2009 09:13 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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