I have a 15amp Black+Decker Circular Saw about 8-10 years old (with a cord). I used it once when it was first purchased, and it has been stored ever since. I went to cut a 2x4, plugged it in and the saw seemed to run fine, the blade turns, but as soon as it hits the board to cut, the saw loses power/blade stops turning. There are no issues with the plug, wiring, etc.
Could something have happened to the motor while it sat idle for so long?