Craftsman tablesaw model number 315.218050
First let me say this saw is great and I have only great views of this saw. I was running a practice cut to check depth of cut and saw was working fine. Checked the fit of the cut looked great then went to run the final cuts and the saw just would not start. Maybe a 2 min time from the practice cut to wanting to cut the final cuts. It does feel like the switch is not clicking like it use to. I have checked the breakers, have checked the plugs, reset the surge protector, everything is in working order. I even plugged another unit into the outlet and all was working. Could this be a switch problem and if so how do I know which connectors go on top and bottom of switch, one set is clear blue sleeves on connectors and then clear sleeves.
Thank you for your assistance
It sure sounds like the switch has failed. You can replace the original switch with replacement swtich from Sears, or you can just replace it with a light switch from Home Depot. If you go with the light switch, use one with as high a capacity rating (amps) as you can find that will fit. However, if you go with an ordinary light swithch, you will also give up the safety feature or having a "key" for the switch. This is not a good idea if you have kids that might have access to your saw. Regarding the the wire connections, any single-phase switch will have only two terminals (besides the ground). These two terminals are interchangeable - it doesn't matter which of the two wires connect to which of the two terminals.
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