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Hello all, 


I’m after your friendly professional opinion here, I’ve recenty bought a Makita LS1018l Compound Mitre Saw, as recent as a week ago to be exact.


the saw has had about 20 mins total run time since I’ve had, from new. 


I was cutting widths on a 4x4 yesterday to cut out a mortise and had it running for around 3 minutes off and on, off and on for around 10 seconds each time and smoke appeared out of the motor vents and it stunk. Now it won’t turn back on, even after cooling down as that was my initial thought, so I checked out the brushes and they look like this.


do I need new brushes or is it something more serious? 


Thanks and sorry for the long rant over something very basic but I’m fairly new to this type of power tool 👍👍




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