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    Can I just start out saying that I don't like this new format???

    But! Has anyone had problems (or a problem) with the kill switch with the Cutter's Edge brand ventilation saw?

    On Wednesday I experianced the same problem (2 different departments, 2 different saws, 2 different crews) with the kill switch dislodging and falling into the saw casing making it difficult/impossible to terminate the motor?

    Wondering,
    *Mark
    FTM-PTB-RFB-EGH

  • #2
    Nope, almost 10 years on our saws, never had that problem.

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    • #3
      2 saws over 5 years old and never had that problem. We received a new cutters edge with our platform and it is temperamental when it's started. Anyone had problems with that? Our two old saws ran like raped apes on a 99:1 synthetic mixture. We switched to a 50:1 mixture on the new saw for some reason and it isn't performing like the others.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ladder5B
        2 saws over 5 years old and never had that problem. We received a new cutters edge with our platform and it is temperamental when it's started. Anyone had problems with that? Our two old saws ran like raped apes on a 99:1 synthetic mixture. We switched to a 50:1 mixture on the new saw for some reason and it isn't performing like the others.
        Haven't heard of that happening here either. As far as your new saw, we run 100:1 fuel mixture. I copied this from the manufacturer's web site on the new 2100 series saw:

        IMPORTANT!
        • Fuel/Oil Mix ratio using Cutters
        Edge Oil ... 100:1
        • Using synthetic oils mix ... follow oil
        manufacturers recommendation
        • Using any petroleum based oil ... 50:1


        Be safe Brothers & Sisters !!!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mark440
          Can I just start out saying that I don't like this new format???

          But! Has anyone had problems (or a problem) with the kill switch with the Cutter's Edge brand ventilation saw?

          On Wednesday I experianced the same problem (2 different departments, 2 different saws, 2 different crews) with the kill switch dislodging and falling into the saw casing making it difficult/impossible to terminate the motor?

          Wondering,
          *Mark
          Our older cutters edge had that problem. Ours was a crappy switch, the threaded part that passed through the body of the saw and was held in place by the nut stayed, the switch snapped off of the fitting. Ended up replacing it with an aftermarket switch of the same type, it works fine now.
          BTW it was a toggle type switch not a push button.
          Shawn M. Cecula
          Firefighter
          IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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          • #6
            Thanks for the replies!
            The switch style I've seen the problems with has been the rocker style switch. They have been both replaced with after market toggle style switches.

            *Mark
            FTM-PTB-RFB-EGH

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            • #7
              We have five of them and have not experienced the problems you mentioned. Our major gripe is the depth gauge and the locking mechinisum for it. Always wants to loosen during operation.
              Last edited by BFDLT32; 10-23-2006, 11:28 PM.
              K-9 hunt, the ultimate challange.
              EVERYONE GOES HOME
              IACOJ

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BFDLT32
                We have five of them and have not expersienced the problems you mentioned. Our major gripe is the depth gauge and the locking mechinisum for it. Always wants to loosen during operation.
                Same here, I am seriously considering removing the depth gauge.
                Shawn M. Cecula
                Firefighter
                IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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                • #9
                  Hehe,yep no problems with the switch(toggle style)but the depth gauge is a PITA.Not required for an experienced vent man anyway but it could stand some revamoing. T.C.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BFDLT32
                    We have five of them and have not experienced the problems you mentioned. Our major gripe is the depth gauge and the locking mechinisum for it. Always wants to loosen during operation.
                    This is due to being overtightened a few times, often until the threads bottom out. Try making up a rubber washer or two out of some old innertube.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by E229Lt
                      This is due to being overtightened a few times, often until the threads bottom out. Try making up a rubber washer or two out of some old innertube.
                      Thanks!
                      Shawn M. Cecula
                      Firefighter
                      IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by E229Lt
                        This is due to being overtightened a few times, often until the threads bottom out. Try making up a rubber washer or two out of some old innertube.
                        Thanks...will try that. Nothing else has worked.
                        K-9 hunt, the ultimate challange.
                        EVERYONE GOES HOME
                        IACOJ

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