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Wards Powr Kraft 10" Radial Arm Saw TPC-2610A #1: Need advice

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Blog entry by DLSON posted 04-29-2009 09:08 PM 6140 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.



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Ampeater

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#1 posted 04-29-2009 10:56 PM

I have a Sears RAS and it quit working once and all I had to do was blow out all the sawdust from the inside of the motor.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 04-29-2009 11:25 PM

Yes, I think that this is most likely the issue.

I use my tools on a daily basis and when they start acting up, it is usually the brushes on both corded and cordless tools

The next most frequent repair is a cord wears out right where it enters the tool or the switch goes bad.

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DLSON

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#3 posted 04-29-2009 11:35 PM

Well the brushes look fine so I ordered a new trigger switch. Meanwhile I’ll start vacuming the whole motor casing. ;-)

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MedicKen

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 12:27 AM

Might also want to have the motor capacitor checked

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DLSON

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#5 posted 05-03-2009 06:30 PM

well I checked the Brushes an dthey are a good inch long so that doesn’t seem to be the problem. Next I ordered and replaced the trigger switch … still no luck.
The motor case itself is tightly covering the motor so I haven’t gone into that portion of the saw. I have a new problem in that after replacing the screws holdin ghte motor on to the yolk I can seem to rotate the motor to access the 20,000 spindle. Any thoughts on this problem?

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#6 posted 05-03-2009 06:41 PM

Yep

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#7 posted 05-14-2009 08:07 PM

where did you order the trigger switch replacement? I need to replace mine as the plastic casing has cracked and the switch sticks “on”.

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DLSON

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#8 posted 05-14-2009 09:29 PM

A company call Toolkraft http://www.toolkraft.com/
a very nice guy and was quite helpful. Unfortunately that didn’t solve my problem. I’m now trying to find a local guy who can possibly help me figure out whats wrong. Otherwise I need to junk the whole saw. (

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gustben

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#9 posted 05-14-2009 10:51 PM

Thanks for the tip! Hope you find someone to help you. I really like the versatility of the Powr Kraft saw.

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