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#1 posted 01-09-2013 03:42 PM

I spoke to tech support with Grizzly and they gave me a couple things to try. I’d really rather not send this saw back because as I imagine it would be a huge hassle. I’ve also already got the trunnions aligned to the miter slot and I know there’s no issue with this one when raising or lowering the blade. I really think the damage by UPS was superficial to the box, but who knows.

First, they suggested to direct wire the motor (ie bypass the switch) and use the breaker in the panel to start/stop the saw (does anyone have any suggestions on what type of wire to buy from Home Depot?). If it still trips after that, the guy seemed to think it may be the start capacitor or maybe something with the contact points in the motor itself. These are things that he said could easily be fixed or checked. As a last resort he did say we could also replace the motor if it came down to it (swapping out the saw was also an option down the road but I don’t really want to do that either).

I suppose it is a little bit of a pain to have to go through these troubleshooting steps, but one thing I’m very impressed about so far is how easy Grizzly has been to talk to. They seem to know what they’re talking about and they do really seem to care like they want to make it right. Assuming it is something minor that can be fixed, I can’t really blame Grizzly for that since who knows where the problem may have occured. As long as I have a working saw by the end of this I’m happy. I suppose I’ll ask them if they can give me anything for my inconvenience (maybe a zero clearance insert or something) – can’t possibly hurt.

Also, thanks so much to everyone that has replied to help out. This really is a great community. I’ll update as I get more info.

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