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Oh to save a saw

18 Mar

It seemed to me that my circular saw died a few days ago. It was the only circular saw that I knew well. Oh, I’ve tried others, but this one was mine. Handed down from my dad. I think that it was a surplus circular saw that his company was throwing away. Many of his tools were sourced this way. He would fix them up and use them.

And in a flash of blue light, the saw stopped working. After my cursory curse, I though well it had a good life, served for many years without complaint. It has served its time.

Perhaps it is time to upgrade. To one with a laser cutting guide. One that is lighter and more precise. I went to the local Canadian Tire and was not impressed with the offerings so decided to try to resurrect my trusty circular saw. After all, it was made in Canada and it didn’t work so I would not damage it.

After dismantling the saw, I noticed that the power cord had shortened out. Quick fix.

It works.

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