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Tommy H.

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11-30-2014 08:12 PM

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Just got my new Sawstop saw (36” professional) assembled. However, I can’t get it to spin because there is a solid red light on. According to the manual, it says that I need to replace the brake cartridge. I don’t have a spare standard cartridge but I have changed the blades and put in the dado cartridge which shows the same solid red light and can’t get neither to work. Any suggestions? I can call Sawstop tomorrow but I am losing a day/night of Christmas gift building bliss. Thanks, TH

-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...


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#1 posted 11-30-2014 08:41 PM

The cartridge has to be within a certain distance from the blade. Check the manual for that distance, but that may be what is off.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 08:59 PM

This may be helpful: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/archive/index.php/t-172078.html

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 11:21 PM

I’d call them tomorrow they can help. If both cartriges are not reading then something else is wrong. They have great help. good luck.

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 11:53 PM

Thanks Charles for the link. I tried everything that was suggested in that forum and still have a solid red light. I also played with the cartridge height to no avail. So, at this point, I am taking bonesbr549’s advice and will resort to making a call to SS. I am tired of fooling with it at this point. I will report back on what they say and the fix (hopefully). Thanks, Tommy

-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...

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#5 posted 12-06-2014 03:32 AM

So what happened Tommy?

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#6 posted 12-06-2014 05:13 AM

Hopefully he is busy making xmas gifts.

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#7 posted 12-06-2014 05:06 PM

Disable it.

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#8 posted 12-07-2014 03:48 AM

Sawstop’s safest invention yet. A saw that doesn’t even nick a hot dog … because it doesn’t run. They call it Saw’sstopped. Multiple patents pending. ;). I hope Tommy got it running.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#9 posted 12-07-2014 04:09 AM

Not to be a smart ass, but if you can’t get your new saw running… maybe it isn’t the tool for you. In all seriousness if you can’t assemble a saw from the factory and trouble shoot a few things, eek. I hope you don’t get hurt.

Paul

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#10 posted 01-01-2015 12:34 AM

The problem has finally been fixed. The digital cable that sends the signal from the brake to the switch was torqued too tight by the factory at one of the many strain reliefs (that are not all visible). This severed the tiny low-voltage wires in the cable. It took about an hour to replace the cable after I finally found the issue. Sawstop had me try many other things before this tedious and final, last ditch effort to correct.

Paul, I am all for feedback but I don’t believe your comment was helpful in answering my original plee for assistance from the Lumberjocks community.

Thanks to all that helped, Tommy H.

-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...

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#11 posted 01-01-2015 01:48 AM

Why don’t you call Saw Stop? Would be better than listening to what we have to say.

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#12 posted 01-01-2015 02:21 AM



Why don t you call Saw Stop? Would be better than listening to what we have to say.

- OldRocker


He couldn’t, it was Xmas eve, so he reached out for help.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#13 posted 01-01-2015 04:13 AM



The problem has finally been fixed. The digital cable that sends the signal from the brake to the switch was torqued too tight by the factory at one of the many strain reliefs (that are not all visible). This severed the tiny low-voltage wires in the cable. It took about an hour to replace the cable after I finally found the issue. Sawstop had me try many other things before this tedious and final, last ditch effort to correct.

Paul, I am all for feedback but I don t believe your comment was helpful in answering my original plee for assistance from the Lumberjocks community.

Thanks to all that helped, Tommy H.

- Tommy H.

Point taken,

I will be all sugar bunnies and roses as my New Years pledge to be nicer to people.

Paul

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#14 posted 01-01-2015 01:05 PM

Tommy, sounds like a freakish problem caused you some aggravation. Glad you got it worked out. Now you can enjoy a great TS!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#15 posted 01-01-2015 01:05 PM

Glad it turned out to be something they could diagnose, and equally glad you got your saw running. Congrats on having/getting it, BTW.

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