This is what happens when you over tax a small table saw . I was cutting some laminate flooring. I only had a few pieces to cut so I thought it would not be so bad........ Wrong !!!!! It was going really well and on the last piece a wisp of smoke came from under the saw table OH!!! OH !!!! and then POW!!!!! something popped I turned the saw off right then..... To late the damage was done .
This is a JARMAC 4" table saw I 've had it for years.
I puled the power board out of the little side panel and the knob broke off. Its the one that controlled the speed of the motor.
A closer look at the circuitry and i found that the power transistor was shot.
Also the trace on the back of the board got hot and lifted so it will have to be fixed....
I don't think the motor was damaged but i will test it after i fix the power board . I have other saws to build with. I used this saw along with my Dremel 4" table saw for the thicker pieces of stock .
I also found some furniture that was made a long time ago in the depths of my little shop Its amazing how much you accumulate over the years.