Repairing A Power Tool Cord

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Repairing  A Cut Circular Saw Cord:

I’d be lying if I told you I’ve have never cut my tool power cords.  The Milwaukee circular saw in these pictures had barely an hour on it when I lowered the tool to the ground and the cord got sucked into he blade.

Repairing a power tool cord was i order before I could finish the job I was doing.   I temporarily repaired the cut cord with two wire nuts  and a boat load of electrical tape!

Cutting Out The Damage

The Milwaukee’s cord was long to start with, and the cut section was a little over a foot from the tool handle.  I made the decision to cut out the damaged cord and continue to use the  same cord instead of buying a new cord.

Repairing A Power Tool Cord

Steps to Replace or Repair a tool cord:

1.  Remove the plastic housing to expose the cord and connections.

2.  Remove the trigger and unscrew the power cord from the on-off switch

Repairing A Power Tool Cord

3.  Cut the damaged section of service cord away.

4.  Using a utility knife I cut back the insulation to expose the black and white wires.

Repairing A Power Tool Cord

5.  Cut the indivigual wire insulation to expose the copper

6.  Feed the wire through the tools rubber cord protector

7.  Add electrical connectors and attach to on-off switch with original screws

Repairing A Power Tool Cord

8.  Reassemble the tool.

Repairing A Power Tool Cord

9.  Test.

Repairing A Power Tool Cord

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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