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09-20-2013 07:29 AM

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I have a Hitachi c 10 LA table that works great when it’s on.It keeps tripping after only ripping about four or five pine boards.I have run a direct plug with it’s own 20 amp breaker.I was told that it is most likely the Circuit breaker switch…..which I now have ordered.Problem is it will take about 14 days to get here.

First off…....... is it most likely the Circuit Breaker Switch as I was told?

Second off I was told I could by pass the the switch but do not know how to do so.

If anybody knows how to do this that might have an image with detailed instructions would be greatly appreciated.
As I have several craft shows coming up and not a whole lot of time to wait on the part due to my regular full time job .
I will take a pic of the wiring harness and post it on if i can
Thanks for any help.

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 10:19 AM

Are you using a good quality sharp clean 24T thin kerf rip blade? The correct blade can reduce the load on your saw. There are several under $30.

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 12:49 PM

You bypass the breaker in question by connecting the saw to an outlet connected to a different breaker; or by swapping two breakers out and see if the problem moves to the other circuit.

Just make sure there are no other loads energized on the alternate breaker or it might trip too.
If your saw pulls 15 to 20 amps, assuming this is a 120 volt saw, it will need a dedicated breaker.

Breakers do age and get weak if repeatedly operated right at their maximum capacity or experience several overloads or trips.

There is no legal or safe way to “bypass” a breaker other than taking power through a different breaker.

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#3 posted 09-20-2013 12:59 PM

Bypassing a breaker does a few things -
Your homeowners insurance will not cover your house if there is a fire
You could be prosecuted because it is illegal to do this if there is a fire – the breakers are the first place they look

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#4 posted 09-20-2013 01:01 PM

Are you talking about a breaker in your saw? Or in your shop? If its in your saw, you probably can bypass by disconnecting wires from either side of the breaker and connecting them together, but that could be dangerous if the breaker is not the problem. If you post some pictures, you may get some better advice from one the jocks who knows more about electricity.

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#5 posted 09-20-2013 01:13 PM

When you say, “circuit breaker switch,” are you talking about the circuit breaker in your electrical panel? What you said doesn’t really make all that much sense.

Whether it’s a circuit breaker in your panel or a fuse/breaker inside the saw, they exist for a very real reason: to protect you from electrical shocks and electrical fires. Do not, under any circumstances, bypass either one.

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#6 posted 10-10-2013 05:20 PM

Thanks everybody!! I actually meant it was a circuit switch on the the saw….......not on the electric panel.I was able to replace it after I finally found one online.After replacing it….. it solved my problem.Thanks for all your responses!!!

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