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#1 posted 10-09-2012 09:12 PM

The saw tripped the breaker the instant it was plugged in. As far as I know the start button wasn’t engaged.

Time to debug this thoroughly. Even if the motor is shorted, if the switch is not engaged, then it shouldn’t trip the breaker until you throw the switch. You gotta check everything from the plug to the motor. I personally don’t think this is a motor problem (yet).

General table saws I have seen (only in pictures) all look like they have a magnetic switch on them. I would start there.

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