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I picked up a free Black & Decker miter saw, Model 1710 Type 2. It has a chunk taken out of the power cord outer casing—what appears to be plastic over come kind of cardboard-like material—with the black and white conductors inside appearing to be in decent shape. Ideally I'd like to replace the cord, but the intarwebs is telling me that part is NLA. Any ideas?
 

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It has a chunk taken out of the power cord outer casing—what appears to be plastic over come kind of cardboard-like material—with the black and white conductors inside appearing to be in decent shape.
Ayuh,.... Wrap it with quality electrical tape, 'n enjoy it,.....

The cord could be replaced with parts off the shelf, that you'd have to assemble yerself, rather than pre-assembled from B&D,.....
 

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Heat shrink tube would be perfect in that situation.
 

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Heat shrink tube would be perfect in that situation.
To use heat shrink, you would have to cut off the molded plug or remove the cord from the saw motor. No practical.


As long as the conductors are not damage, tape it up and don't worry.
 

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In my experience, it's the strain relief, not the actual cord, but, again, the relief part of it, that usually makes the cords on various power tools unique. And it seems they're even more unique on double insulated tools such as this, presumably because the manufacturers want them to go back to an authorized service center for repair, maybe to retain the business as some might think, but I suspect that some of it may be due to the manufacturer's agreements with the CPSC or whoever to ensure that the double insulation is not breached by improper service or maintenance. That said, I coincidentally have that same saw in my shop, retired it years ago but still works fine so I got it down from the loft a while back, cleaned it up, and it's going to one of my niece's husbands the next time we see them. Anyway, I just walked out and looked at it and it almost looks to me like the strain relief is just a snug fit on the cord, probably with a clamp of some sort inside, but not actually molded to the cord. So, while I agree with Bondo's fix, as long as it's for your own use, I would probably take the 5 or 10 minutes to open the case enough to see what it looks like. Maybe you can pick up a length of new cord at your local hardware or big box. Cords obviously come with various ratings, as well as various diameters depending on what sheathing it has so if I'm right and the relief can be reused I would measure the diameter before heading to the store. Otherwise, again, nothing wrong with what Bondo suggested. I repaired one of my backup Skil circular saws that way quite a number of years ago and it's held up fine.
 

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Yeah, that's what I figured. I wonder if the leads on the cord are mechanically fastened inside the housing, or soldered. Might need to unscrew the housing and take a look.

I already have a Ryobi miter saw, but hey a free saw is a free saw!
 
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