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  • Ridgid cm1450 cut off saw

    Has anyone experienced problems cutting metal with the Ridgid cm1450? It was working fine the last time I used it but now it seems as though it is not turning enough rpm's to cut. The motor sounds fine but just will not cut. Just put a new blade on thinking something was wrong with blade.

  • #2
    Pull your brushes and check them.

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    • #3
      Thanks, I'll try that.

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      • #4
        I checked the brushes and they have about 1/2 inch left. My manual says they must have at least a 1/4 inch. I guess that's not the problem.

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        • #5
          What brand abrasives? I exclusively use SG elastic 3/32 by PFERD. Everything else is a step down by comparison.

          http://www.pferdusa.com/products/206k/206k01/206k0102P.html
          Last edited by Cgotto6; 10-19-2014, 10:45 AM.

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          • #6
            Get one of these and see what the no-load speed of the motor is. http://www.harborfreight.com/digital...ter-66632.html

            It would also be a good idea to take a current reading with and without load and see if it's close to the nameplate current.

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