Question about Dewalt 12" Beveling Sliding Compound Miter Saw Dw718

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Wobely blade i have a dw718 the large mitre saw , the blade has started to woble but the blade seems to be ok . have tried other blades and feels the same

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    Les Smith May 11, 2010

    Is this the saw you are talking about? The shaft the blade goes onto is the exact same diameter as the hole (arbour) in the blade some blades have a thing that looks like a washer that brings the hole in the blade to the same size as the shaft, it may be missing or improperly fitted.

    If this is not the case the blade may not be clamped tight to the shaft if you fit a blade that is to thin the clamping system will not engage the blade and it will spin when the saw is off just by spinning it by hand, this could also cause wobble.

  • Dwayne Bowers May 11, 2010

    Does the blade rock when you move it laterally with your hand? Could be some bushings are worn and in need of replacement.

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Sounds like the bearing is going out on the blade shaft

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