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rayn

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536 days ago

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I went to turn on my Dewalt scrollsaw and nothing happened and I don’t remember any problems in the past when I trurned it off. I checked the fuse and the switch with a VOM and they appear OK Any suggestions?

Ray

-- Ray,Iowa


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#1 posted 536 days ago

Are you certain that the switch is OK? I had the switch on my Delta table saw break when I turned it off. It broke in the ON position and left the blade spinning. Clearly a safety hazard.

Is there a breaker reset button on the motor? Perhaps a surge when you turned it off popped the internal breaker.

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#2 posted 536 days ago

I bought the exact same model used. The same thing happened to me as soon as I got it home. I took the switch apart, cleaned it, & put it back together again. I think the switch or connections just get a little bit of dust or corrosion on them & they stop working. Give it a try. Good luck.

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#3 posted 536 days ago

Do you mean the on/off switch on top of the arm? If so I may just try to jump it….Thanks

-- Ray,Iowa

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#4 posted 535 days ago

Many DeWalt scroll saw users put clear plastic over the switch to keep the sawdust out of it. Using a floor switch helps but they too can fail because of sawdust.

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#5 posted 530 days ago

I got it fixed today at the Dewalt service center..It was the switch…. Thanks to all
Ray

-- Ray,Iowa

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