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  • kulenic196
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    I also had the same problem with my Hitachi, I put new switches in and it would work for a while then same problem. I eventually went and put one of the old switches in and press prongs and connector hickeys towards each other and the switch would work again. It became a pain for me and I don't know anything really about wiring so I just found a way better saw and put the Hitachi in the corner as a "just in case" Good luck.

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  • NC Scroller
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    If you have a compressor you can attempt to blow the switch out. Many of the cheap (quality and design) switches are subject to failure due to the build up of fine saw dust.

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  • paul44224
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    D.W. is absolutely right. I eliminated the on/off switch, and use a foot pedal from Harbor Freight. There is also a foot switch on Amazon.com for a few bucks more. I have been using HF pedal for about 4 years of almost daily use.

    Paul

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  • DWSudekum
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    Originally posted by mtnman4jesus View Post
    Went to turn on my hitachi the other day and nothing happened.After trying everything i could think of i checked the motor by straight wiring it.It worked so it seems i have a bad circuit board which costs over half what my saw cost.Not sure yet what i'm going to do.
    I used to use the Hatachi myself. I used to read about folks having switch issues and so i went to a foot switch. If you install a foot switch and bypass the on /off switch on the top of the saw this may correct the issue. As for the cost of the board try this website for parts for your saw.
    Hitachi CW40 Parts List and Diagram : eReplacementParts.com

    Try the switch thing first before giving up. I think you will be surprised.

    DW

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  • mtnman4jesus
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    My saw is dead

    Went to turn on my hitachi the other day and nothing happened.After trying everything i could think of i checked the motor by straight wiring it.It worked so it seems i have a bad circuit board which costs over half what my saw cost.Not sure yet what i'm going to do.

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