Craftsman Scroll Saw repair

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Forum topic by WalkerTexasRanger posted 01-29-2015 06:24 PM 1005 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2015 06:24 PM

I have an older Craftsman Scroll Saw (jig saw) 315.17280. It has been in a drawer for years unused. When I plug it in and depress the trigger, I am getting absolutely no power. There are no repair shops close by. Any ideas what I should do? Thanks, WTR

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#1 posted 01-29-2015 09:19 PM

Is it plugged in?
Does the outlet have power?
Have little critters chewed the wiring?
Is there a thermal protection breaker?
Are there loose wiring connectors?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-29-2015 09:39 PM

If you are sure it’s getting power from the outlet.. then you will most likely need to crack it open and check it further. Here is the manual which has a parts diagram and various maintenance procedures (including changing brushes, power cord and switch). Pull out your multimeter and have at it!


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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