Problem with miter saw

Miter saw switch stopped working, though light switch still works.
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@TEAM_Woodshop can one of you take a look. Let me know if / what part I need to order.

Switch: check continuity across switch.
Could be brushes: if this is a DW705, the brush assemblies were known to break at the brass contact. You can remove the end cap, then pull the entire brush assembly and holder out. See if one of the tabs has broken off.
I hope this helps with trouble shooting. Seems to be a problem with some Dewalt miter saws.

We have ordered a new switch. It should be here Monday or Tuesday.

The new switch is installed, and the saw is working again.

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