|Forum topic by Mainiac Matt||posted 07-29-2013 04:07 PM||816 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
07-29-2013 04:07 PM
I think I have a ghost in my shop…. and it’s possessing my old Milwaukee 10” SCMS.
The saw is ~16 years old and has been used pretty hard over the years (it definately doesn’t really owe me anything).
After several years, the electric motor brake stopped working…. which wasn’t that big of a deal.
Then about three years ago… the saw would fail to turn off, after releasing the trigger. Which was definately a bit disconcerting…. but if I let the trigger snap off of my finger just right, it would shut off. I read that this could be due to worn or dirty brushes, so I cleaned them up and the problem largely went away.
Just recently, it’s started doing it again, but last night it freeked me out big time.
I’d spent a couple hours working on a hope chest for my daughter, and I had wrapped up for the night, cleaned up and was sitting on my stool thinking about what needed to be done next… it was 11:30 pm… then all of a sudden, totally out of the blue, the saw turns on :^o
I instantly got a huge jolt of adreneline, with incredable tinggles going up and down my neck and spine.
So now my shop is haunted… and I need to trouble shoot the saw.
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