craftsman/skil 5.5" HD circular saw - noisy after cut

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Forum topic by mikesdak posted 05-31-2018 12:05 AM 381 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-31-2018 12:05 AM


I have a craftsman insdustrial type 5.5 inch saw. I believe it is the same saw as a Skil HD 5510, blade left saw. I like it, light weight and powerful enough to do the job. I bought it refurbished on Ebay about 15 years ago.

After making a cut, the saw sort of howls as it is winding to a stop. I’m guessing bad bearings or similar? Is this typical for a heavier duty style skil saw?

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#1 posted 05-31-2018 12:20 AM

If the blade coasts for a long time that can mean
the bearing lube has dried out. If you really
like the saw you might see about having it

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#2 posted 05-31-2018 12:49 AM

Thanks Loren. I ran it a little too see, and it coasts for about 3 to 4 seconds after letting go of the trigger. The noise isn’t real loud, just sounds like a bearing to me.

I checked the manual, and they say bearings should be replaced every other brush service.

I think it’s got two bearings. Is this something for an average diy person to do? Or should I go to the service center?

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#3 posted 05-31-2018 01:16 AM

If you’re asking that question, you probably should take it to a service center.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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