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Forum topic by Alexander posted 12-09-2009 08:24 AM 974 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Alexander

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12-09-2009 08:24 AM

I have a 10” Ryobi chop saw that had an electric brake. Now it does not stop the blade when I release the trigger. Might this be something I can fix or am I do for a service at the repair shop? Maybe a new saw?

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.


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#1 posted 12-09-2009 09:46 AM

Sorry to deliver the bad news, but Ryobi is pretty low on the quality scale. Its pretty common for the break to go out on these saws (as well as several other problems), and you can’t fix it cost-effectively. In other words, it would cost more to fix it than the saw is worth.

At least you can still use the saw. So I would just say live with it until you decide to upgrade.

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 06:00 PM

Thanks Blake!

I kind of thought this might be the case. Yes I can still use it and in fact it has seen a lot of use. I don’t think it owes me anything it is that I am cheap and don’t want to put out the $ for a new.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 06:16 PM

I had the same thing happen to a cheap delta I had, I think it was within the first week that I had it. A pain in the ass but not the end of the saw.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 07:41 PM

Happened to me on my older DeWalt. The brushes just needed changing.

Jason

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 12:18 AM

Thnaks Jason,

Checking the brushes is a easy thing to do and maybe a quick fix.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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