|Forum topic by bluekingfisher||posted 09-08-2014 09:46 AM||1012 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
09-08-2014 09:46 AM
I have a 12” Bosch mitre saw (not sliding) which I have had for 3-4 years. I bought it “second hand” from an aquaintance, who had himself bought it 5 years prior although never used it. So in essence it was like new when I bought it. It was still in the box with all the packaging and what not.
As a hobby woodworker, I use it as a hobbiest does, so not a lot of use. A couple of weeks back when mid way through a cut it just died on me with no other warning, the motor just ran to a halt.
Anyway, after a couple of weeks I realised it wouldn’t heel itself so I ran a couple of continuity checks on the usual fail parts. I thought I had cracked it. A break in the live wire to the plug from the machine. So I replaced it. To make extra sure I checked the switch and got the desired results within the range. So, I assembled it and pulled the trigger, nada!
I tinkered around for a while more with my limited electrical skills until i conceded defeat and took it into the repair shop, which required a £20 deposit for them to look at it, fair enough.
A day or so later I received a call from the repair guy. The flex (cord) and switch was defunct ( but I checked the switch lol) I gave the guy the go ahead to repair it quoting me £56.17 plus the tax. This included the parts.
A couple of days later I received another call, informing me,as well as the initial parts required, the “the field” whatever that is ( something to do with the inner workings of the motor) had also failed.
So, three parts all at once failed, bad coincidence or what? The total for parts and repair is now £120.63 plus tax.
Although it always grips me to concede defeats when it comes to repairs I would never have had the saw working again, so I consider the fees worthwhile for the quality of the saw.
What do you think and have you any power tool heart break stories of your own?
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