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Tools #2: Check your motor brushes on your power tools.

09-08-2013 01:59 AM by CMHN | 7 comments »

I was out in my workshop today making some sawdust. I am trying to get some projects completed for a show I am going to next weekend. I was ripping some boards on my table saw and about 30 minutes into it I started to smell smoke. I turned the saw off and found the sawdust that was under my table saw on fire. I was able to quickly tamp it out but was wondering what caused it. I knew I didn’t hit any nail’s even though it wouldn’t have surprised me since I was cutting old pallet wood. I turned the saw on and quickly saw that my motor was sparking excessively and shooting some sparks out at times. I didn’t notice it earlier because I was using a sled. ...

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