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    Hi Everyone,New here and have a Craftsman 16" S-Saw that I've had for a couple of years. It has developed a problem not sure how to fix.It's model # 137-216100 and in the middle of cutting out something the motor will cut out (stops completely). I'll give it a good rap on the top and it starts working again.
    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,
    Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.Cliff

  • #2
    Not familiar with the saw but from your descriptions one of two things could be happening. You either have a loose connection and the vibration is causing it to break or you have a dead spot on the motor and the motor needs to be replaced and in that case it maybe time for a new saw. I would look for a loose conection at the motor or switch first. Follow where the cord goes in on the saw. One other thing you can check if you are using a foot pedal try it without the pedal and see if it still does it. If so then it could be the motor or switch connections
    John T.


    • #3
      Thanks for the input.Could it be the brushes? they are removable.I will check the power cord.
      Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.Cliff


      • #4
        If it has brushes it could be that. The spring that holds them in maybe loose.or they aree worn.
        John T.


        • #5

          1st things first- Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your visits. Don't be afraid of asking questions, or giving answers. This place works best when there is something to talk / write / post about.

          Now on to your saw -- I vote for brushes also. However, be warned, no body knows at this specific time (late May 2005) how the Sears / Kmart merger is going to effect support for older power tools. By all means, get new brushes and springs (cheap and easy repair through But if something else goes wrong??



          • #6

            Thanks for the welcome.
            Had forgotten about the merger.If the brushes don't work I'll see what a new motor would cost(on advise from JT) ,Probably more than the whole saw knowing replacement parts on other things!
            Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.Cliff


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