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Offline PaulKTM

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TS75 up in smoke
« on: July 31, 2019, 02:57 PM »
Ok I was pushing a bit too hard ripping a 2" thick oak board when the TS75 slowed down and about 1 second later some smoke came out of the motor events and it went dead. Yes is smelled bad! So I am sure the motor is dead. Now I am thinking what if it is only the armature that is burn up, that is a replacement part for ~ $140, could that be all I need to do to bring it back to life? If it is more parts then this may not be so "simple" fix. The saw is several years old, I got it second hand and it has been great until now.
Thx,
Paul

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Offline ChiknNutz

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Re: TS75 up in smoke
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 03:41 PM »
Pert near impossible to get the magic smoke back in once released. [unsure]
-Chris
Rotex 150/5 FEQ, CT 36 E, ETS EC125/3, TS75, Domino XL

Offline PaulKTM

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Re: TS75 up in smoke
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 07:40 PM »
Yes I agree, and I have the pleasant smell to remind me of this! Started taking apart the saw, have not figured out how the motor comes off the case... It WILL come off...

P

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: TS75 up in smoke
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 08:36 PM »
Spend the money to send it in for service and see what the costs are.  If you decide to not get it repaired then you will not get an assembled tool back.

Peter

Offline PaulKTM

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Re: TS75 up in smoke
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 07:04 AM »
The more I look at it the more I am thinking it is the stator coil that is the stinking one. Funny the armature and the stator are about the same price! I have the saw about half apart now, not sure how the motor comes out but did not work on it very long last night. The journey continues...

Offline PaulKTM

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Re: TS75 up in smoke
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2019, 02:25 PM »
Ok I have dug into it some more, it looks like the stator is burnt and the brush area is a bit melted. The case holding the brushes got hot and melted a bit. I THINK it will require the stator and the motor case repairs parts, and there is some kind of plastic spacer on the end that needs to be replaced also. The bearings are super smooth! I do not think the armature is bad, cleaned up the commutator and have to get a small bit of melted plastic off of it. Looks like about $250 in parts... Not sure I will go this path, I paid $450 for the saw 2nd hand about 3 years ago. Paul

Re: TS75 up in smoke
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2019, 08:28 PM »
Assuming you will pay a professional to repair the saw, I personally would say you received your money's worth and purchase a new saw. The repairs stated may not be the only problem. There may be underlying issues that are not obvious. Also once repaired some machines do not mesh with new parts if there is already a wear issue. Plus, you'll love the new saw and won't need to think about fixing it for years!! My opinion only

Offline PaulKTM

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Re: TS75 up in smoke
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2019, 04:51 PM »
Yes I think I will have a proper burial for the TS, she gave her all for that last cut! ;) I jumped over to the Makita 36V track saw as I need  a battery option and I already have Makita tools. Cut on that 2" thick red oak and it ripped right through that wood like butter! I am actually impressed with the power the 36v has. As a bonus the Festool tracks work with the Makita saw.