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Unread 03-11-2020, 07:06 PM   #1
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Dewalt low on power

My apologies upfront for posting something that I'm sure has already been addressed, but a search didn't yield any answers. My 5-year-old Dewalt D24000 just doesn't have the power it used to. Even with a new blade, it bogs down and really struggles to get through porcelain. I've had to start doing progressive cuts to keep the broken tiles to a minimum. Thoughts?
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Unread 03-11-2020, 08:05 PM   #2
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Does that model have brushes? maybe clean the armature and install new brushes. Does the blade turn freely when off? Maybe bad bearings?
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Unread 03-12-2020, 06:20 PM   #3
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Yeah, the bearings on my D24000 started getting loud after a couple years of use. They didn't get stiff and continued to turn freely but they sure got loud before I burned up the motor.

Are you using a blade made for porcelain?

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Porcelain? Davy brings up a good point. Might want to look at the blade.
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Unread 03-12-2020, 09:30 PM   #5
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5 years old?

How often have you used an extension cord with it? And what length and gauge was it?

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Unread 03-14-2020, 08:58 AM   #6
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Good questions... I'll check on whether the blade spins when off. Don't think it does. It doesn't sound any louder than it ever did. I'll look into the brushes. Using the Razor T3 porcelain blade. I do use an extension cord. 50 feet, 12 gauge.
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Unread 03-14-2020, 11:27 AM   #7
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It sounds like brushes to me. I've had them go out twice on my saws. One thing you might try is to just take out the brushes and lightly scuff them with some sandpaper to get by until you can get some new ones. I did this the other week and the saw lasted for two more days.

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