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simmy08

My bought in april Dewalt Wet saw today became a serious flippin hazard. I was about to cut a peice of Marble when i felt a shock go up my arm. At first i thought it was just static so i turned it off and on, stamped my feet away from any water (to get rid of any static lol) and touched the marble again with even more buzz this time.
I took out the pump (incase the waterproof housing had broken),switched it on and dreaded touch it again with the same level of shock as prveious.
I declared it faulty and had to pack up and go home.
Got on the phone to supplier,then Dewalt, then a workshop whom i have to take it to tomorrow to be checked over.
My question is, has anyone had this problem? was it repairable?

All i can say is, im glad now i got the 110v version.
Great peice of kit but i have only used it on 3 jobs.
 
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simmy08

Thanks for the replies,
The house Earth will need to be checked. The machine goes in tomorrow so i will let the engineer man know this info.
Thing is i have been using it in the same house from the same socket for 2 days previous and had no problem.
I suppose in hindsight i could have checked it form another supply but didnt want to risk getting zapped. Maybe a volt reader would have been a handy thing.
 

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Thanks for the replies,
The house Earth will need to be checked. The machine goes in tomorrow so i will let the engineer man know this info.
Thing is i have been using it in the same house from the same socket for 2 days previous and had no problem.
I suppose in hindsight i could have checked it form another supply but didnt want to risk getting zapped. Maybe a volt reader would have been a handy thing.

If you have the same problem as me Simmy it was a nightmare:mad2:Numbness right up my arm sometimes, but once the electrician had checked and rectified the earthing problem it was spot on:thumbsup:

Really hope you get it sorted mate:smilewinkgrin:

No boner IMO, if you have a 240v and need to go on site ( and you never know) You cant. Get a 110v and happy days.

Some sites were allowing 240V tools as long as you had an RCD at the socket (Thats the ones that 'HAD' 240V!!) - Has that changed?
 
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If you have the same problem as me Simmy it was a nightmare:mad2:Numbness right up my arm sometimes, but once the electrician had checked and rectified the earthing problem it was spot on:thumbsup:

Really hope you get it sorted mate:smilewinkgrin:



Some sites were allowing 240V tools as long as you had an RCD at the socket (Thats the ones that 'HAD' 240V!!) - Has that changed?

Havent seen a large site that allows 240v for many years. In fact any paperwork that comes regarding any contract stipulates 110v or battery power.
 
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got the saw checked out today. Guy did all the necessary test and cant find nowt wrong with it.I told him about this site and that another guy has had same problem. He said it could be a number of other things, house mains being one of them or the socket i was using or even having no earth connected up in the plug for my 240 extension. Everything mentioned will be getting checked as im back on site 2mo.
pain in the butt really, dont need this this week
 
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yep, was back at the job today with my saw and i checked the guys 240 extension i borrowed. Turns out the earth was hanging out it. so basically i was the earthing point for the machine. I dont know why the rcd didnt trip though. I would have thought that would have casued some sort of unbalanced. I dont know much about sparky stuff but i would have thought it would trip. Anyway im still glad i got the 110v version for this reason. I will be purchasing a socket tester to check any wiring. Spot on cheeers
 

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I had to pack up this afternoon in the rain as I had this problem today. Extension lead was in a plastic bag but still got wet and everything tripped out. Turned electrics back on and used another extension lead triple bagged so socket and plug bone dry, started it up and I couldn't even touch the face of the tile without getting shocked. Was gonna man up and just go for it as I'd just mixed 1/2 bucket of gear but couldn't touch any part of the machine for more than 3 secs before I had to let go and let out a girlie scream!
Is this just a fair weather machine?
 

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That's the plan for tomorrow Ed!!

I've also asked the owner to find out if the DB has been earthed as it's a bit of a building site.
 

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Well all was dry today and it just kept tripping the consumer box.
Had to get the ever faithful plasplugs out for 900x600 porcs!
Finished work and dropped it off at the nearest dewalt service center.
They'll have a look at it on the bench first thing monday but looks like a damaged cable somewhere.
They said they've only ever had one come into them before and that was the inline circuit breaker that was faulty.

Spent nearly an hour just looking at all the kit they've got, wanted to buy everything! Did buy a couple of bi-metal saws for my fein - only £6 each (not fein originals)
 

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Yes mate:
Power Tools Plus,
250 Carlton Road,
Nottingham,
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