Repair electrical cord on Craftsman circular saw

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Old 01-18-05, 07:55 AM
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Repair electrical cord on Craftsman circular saw

Doh! -- I accidently cut the electrical cord of my circular saw in half. It's a Craftsman, 7-1/2 in., 13 amp saw. Can I get a new cord and repair it myself?
 
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Old 01-18-05, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by markdiy
Doh! -- I accidently cut the electrical cord of my circular saw in half. It's a Craftsman, 7-1/2 in., 13 amp saw. Can I get a new cord and repair it myself?

Should be easy enough. Go to the Sears Parts Store and type in your info. That will allow you to locate the exact replacement part from Sears.


Alternately, if the rubber grommet where the cord enters the saw is a separate part (ie, not molded directly on the cord), you can buy a generic replacement cord pigtail from Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Just be sure its the same guage cord (probably 16, maybe 14), and the same temperature rating (ie, 60, 75, 90 C). Sometimes it's cheaper to buy an extension cord and cut off the female end rather than to buy the replacement pigtail...again, be sure its the same guage/temp. rating. Either way, you will probably need to solder the ends of the stranded wires to do a neat job...(just replicate the original cord).


One tip: Wait until you have a replacement cord in hand before you disconnect the original, or be SURE you know where the wires go.
 
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Old 01-18-05, 01:29 PM
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the easist soultion is to put a plug on the end of the cut cord
 
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Old 01-18-05, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mango man
the easist soultion is to put a plug on the end of the cut cord

LOL...This is true. I didn't think about that. Of course, that depends how long the part still attached to the saw is.

BTW, Mango Man, where do you get your mangos? I love mangos, and my great grandfather created a variety of mangos that is fairly common in south Florida.
 
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Old 01-19-05, 12:48 AM
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I often find that the cords are too stiff anyway, so at the first sign of distress I remove the original and use 14ga 'cabtire' with a robust 3 pin plug. It's way more flexible, stronger and safer.

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