|Forum topic by Dagobah||posted 08-02-2016 12:51 PM||1135 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
08-02-2016 12:51 PM
A few weeks ago I got a new Delta 36-725. It wouldn’t start when using my 50’ extension cord. After switching out the cord for a shorter/heavier one, the saw started and I thought my problem was fixed. A few days pass and this weekend I built a crosscut sled, but ran into the same problem. On startup it would just buzz, move an inch and never start. I tried multiple outlets and finally got it to start after using an outdoor outlet.
I went ahead and made a few cuts on 3/4” pine plywood, but it was slowing and requiring some effort to push the workpiece through towards the end of the cut. I’ve used a cheap portable contractor saw before, and this wasn’t cutting nearly as easy as that did.
I’ve read that the factory blades that comes with saws are usually pretty bad, so I attributed it to that and bought a Diablo 50T Thin Kerf combo blade from Woodcraft. It didn’t help. :(
After making a few more cuts, I went to turn on the saw and it wouldn’t start at all. I looked on my wall panel and it had just tripped the 20amp breaker.
Tonight I tried plugging it into my Washing Machine outlet to see if it’d work on a dedicated breaker. Then this happened: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f7sny6bw1f4rykq/VID_20160801_224940.mp4?dl=0
The first click at the end is the saw tripping it’s own internal breaker. This is the first time that’s happened.
At this point I assume it’s either a problem with my wiring or the saw. I’ve never had issues running anything else off these outlets before, so I’m starting to think it might be the saw.
Any ideas? I’m new to this, so there may have been something else I’ve overlooked.