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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
I have a Sears RAS and it quit working once and all I had to do was blow out all the sawdust from the inside of the motor.
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
Yes, I think that this is most likely the issue.

I use my tools on a daily basis and when they start acting up, it is usually the brushes on both corded and cordless tools

The next most frequent repair is a cord wears out right where it enters the tool or the switch goes bad.
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
Well the brushes look fine so I ordered a new trigger switch. Meanwhile I'll start vacuming the whole motor casing. ;-)
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
Might also want to have the motor capacitor checked
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
well I checked the Brushes an dthey are a good inch long so that doesn't seem to be the problem. Next I ordered and replaced the trigger switch … still no luck.
The motor case itself is tightly covering the motor so I haven't gone into that portion of the saw. I have a new problem in that after replacing the screws holdin ghte motor on to the yolk I can seem to rotate the motor to access the 20,000 spindle. Any thoughts on this problem?
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
where did you order the trigger switch replacement? I need to replace mine as the plastic casing has cracked and the switch sticks "on".
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
A company call Toolkraft http://www.toolkraft.com/
a very nice guy and was quite helpful. Unfortunately that didn't solve my problem. I'm now trying to find a local guy who can possibly help me figure out whats wrong. Otherwise I need to junk the whole saw. (
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
Thanks for the tip! Hope you find someone to help you. I really like the versatility of the Powr Kraft saw.
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
I have been using the Wards RAS since the early 70's and can probably help with adjustments.
 

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I too have inherited this RA saw. I have been using it and enjoyed many years working with my Dad with this tool.
Recently it has been sporatically not starting when I press the trigger (with the key in of course). I know my Dad had to replace the brush and spring at one time. If these need replacing will this cause my problem? Any help will be appreciatated.
I came across an easy replacement for the 3,450 auxiliary spindle (#2-353) which doesn't seem to be available. As you know, the spindle is ½"-20 which will fit most standard drill chucks. However getting a shaft (for wire brushing, polishing) onto the spindle requires an adapter. Today I found that ACE hardware stocks a ½"-20 connecting nut.
So basically all you need is the nut ($4.40) and some jam nuts and ½" fine thread (½"-20) bolts. They are also available at Grainger ($44.00/10pk).
I'm still working on the ½" router collet from Porter Cable that is 'supposed' to work.
 
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