Power cord on Delta Contractor's Saw (34-444)


All:
Sounds silly, I realize, but I'm having a bit of a problem replacing a damanged power cord on my Delta Contractor's Saw. (Discovered quite by accident that the cord had been resting on the drive belt (!!!), and the black insulating jacket had been reduced to a pile of powder leaving about 2" of fully exposed wire. For a small slit, I'd consider just wrapping electrical tape around it, but I thought this damage was too severe for that).
The problem arises with removal of the cord at the front switch. The cord attaches to the switch at three terminals, two of which are simple push-terminals and were pulled off easily with a pair of pliers. The third terminal, however, is an o-ring secured to a rectangular metal bracket via a small screw. That screw, despite much gnashing of teeth and attempts by several people, will NOT budge.
Could someone advise if that screw post is secured by some type of fixative or compound that purposely prevents removal? Or am I just the unfortunate recpient of a cross-threaded screw? Or does Delta intend for me to replace the whole thing - switch and cord - if the cord becomes damaged? I suppose I could just cut the cord at the screw terminal post and splice a new cord in its place, but that seems like a sloppy repair..
Thanks for your help.
-David
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What I have done is shortened & replaced with twist-lok female. Then made up a real nice heavy SO12/3 Cord that can be removed when the saw is not in use. Sort of like the new Bosch Tools have.
Steve

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My guess is that i'ts the ground terminal. Not sure why it would be so tight. I agree with the previous poster. Cut your cord just on the saw side of the damage. Put on an inline connector and the opposite gender on a nice heavy extension cord.
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Grounding terminal, and probably a star washer? Crank hard. Especially in a bi or tri-metallic situation you may have some major corrosion in the area.
Get the new switch, discover what it wants and get the appropriate connector. That way, even if you have to take out your dremel cutoff wheel and saw the screw off, you'll be ready to rewire. Shortening by an inch or two won't hurt, surely.
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intrepid snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

it back together, along with some electrical tape. works fine. seems to me that delta needs to relocate their power cords.
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They included tie wraps in my old beast. As well as directions. Maybe I should look to see if any have snapped.
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Cut that stubborn wire off about 2inches from the terminal, then attach a quick connect of some kind and avoid maybe messing something up at the terminal
John
On 5 Jul 2005 08:13:12 -0700, intrepid snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

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(3)Butt connectors, #33 Scotch Electrical Tape & a (1) piece of heavy duty heat shrink . . . .
It will look professional and be very safe / sturdy. Need details, post a request . . .
Steve

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