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  1. problem with a old campbell Hausfeld air compressor

    Tools
    I bought this 20 gal 2hp used and it was working great. I tried to run it with a gasoline generator (the guy I bought it from said he used it on the job like that) and it barely ran for a minute and then there was a loud POP and a bunch of smoke came out from the motor. I plugged it back into...
  2. Electric Motor cleaning

    Electrical
    I inadvertedily got blasting sand inside a 5 hp 220 electric motor. I don't think it's much, but would like to take it apart and clean. Whats the difficulty level? Would just blasting it out with compressed air be sufficient? Motors this size are pricey and would rather be safe then sorry.
  3. Compound miter saw wont shut off

    Tools
    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.
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