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Originally posted by AC: Can the cord be replaced on a Rigid circular saw? Sliced through part of it last night, now saw is useless. Any ideas?
First: Welcome to the forum! [img]smile.gif[/img]
Second: How does it feel to be the first person in the history of woodworking to do that? NOT!
Third: Splice that puppy back together and you're back to making sawdust.
Lorax "Did you put the yellow key in the switch?" TOD 01/09/06
If the saw has any power (e.g., 10A or more), I would definitely NOT splice a sliced power cord. You can probably order a replacement cord from Ridgid, which will have terminations that faciliate connecting to the saw, or you can buy a generic cordset at most electrical parts stores. If you take the saw apart, you'll see where the ground and neutral lines go (usually to flying leads coming from the motor), and the hot lead generally goes to the trigger switch.
If you don't want to do this yourself, take the saw to any decent appliance shop and they can supply and install a new cordset for you.