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Discussion for the Hitachi C10FC2 Compound Miter Saw
On my Hitachi C10FC2 chop saw, I believe the torsion spring is broken or out of adjustment. How do I get to the spring to check it out? The manual says to remove the metric nut and hammer out the attaching bolt with a plastic hammer.
However, the bolt appears to be super-stuck. I have tried using a heavier hammer and a piece of wood but without success. I hesitate to use any additional force.
The break on your mitersaw is a system that relies on proper operation of the switch, the brushes and the motor. When you release the switch it reverses polarity to the field in the motor which creates a magnetic brake. Many times it is caused simply the motor brushes not making adequate contact with the armature. Sometimes the switch will go bad and will need to be replaced. A motor field not operating properly can cause the brake to not work as well.
The motor brushes are part #311-089, the switch is part #317-368 and the field is part #317-372.
I have a model C10FC2 power miter saw that the arm that lifts the blade guard up as you pull down on the handle to cut was broken off and I am unable to determine what the part # is in the diagram. It has a curved slot in one end of the arm and just a solid mounting hole in the other end. Rather hard to operate now without it. Help, please?