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Forum topic by packetsmacker posted 06-04-2016 01:27 AM 362 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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packetsmacker

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06-04-2016 01:27 AM

I have a 10 year old Ryobi miter saw that has a few problems.

1. Seems to lose power while cutting. Example would be cutting a 2×4. With about 1/2” left it slows down.
2. Lots of sparks coming from brushes. I replaced the brushes but that didn’t seem to help either problem 1 or 2.
3. Saw has a delay when you let off the trigger. After letting off the trigger the saw runs for just a half sec or so. Its different then it just spinning when you let off the trigger. This is a little hard to explain. You can fill the motor is still spinning if that makes sense.

Any suggestions?


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#1 posted 06-04-2016 06:08 AM

Stick a fork in it. It’s done. New saw?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 06-04-2016 11:40 AM

That’s what I figured. Now I need to do some research on sliding miter saws.

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#3 posted 06-04-2016 09:29 PM

I wrote a review on one you may want to see. I recently updated the review.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1876

Good luck.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 06-04-2016 09:45 PM

If you have the $, I like the idea of that new Bosch that works with other than old style slide rods. It can be mounted right up to the wall, which would be good for my workshop setup.

Pay attention to the quality of the blade on the saw. If you get a good price on a saw that has a crummy blade that needs replacing at over $100, the good price isn’t so good. I have seen in woodworking reviews that the Harbor Freight saw isn’t so bad if you put a first rate blade on it.

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 01:32 AM

Leaning towards the Hitachi 12-in C12RSH. Its on sale for $399. Not sure which blade it comes with. I get another 5% off with the lowes card.

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