Repair spring to lower guard to spring back on dewalt 18v dc390 saw
You may be able to salvage the torsion spring that is there. Sometimes the end will break off and you can bend yourself a new end and just stick it back into the retaining hole in the housing or guard. There may be damage to the guard which will not allow you to just bend the spring to make a new joint. Either way, you need to know what you are dealing with. First remove the blade if you haven't done so already. Then remove the bumper (rubber piece) that stops the guard from returning too far. Next you will need a pick or a small flat head screwdriver. Look around the hub and you will notice a retaining ring. You will have to use the pick or screwdriver to get the ring started. Look for a little tab around the perimeter of the hub. You will have to work that tab out and make sure you keep your pick or screwdriver under it. Then work it around and off the hub. Then you can remove the guard from the hub. The spring is located under the guard and is a torsion spring. Look for damage to the guard and the housing as well as the spring. If there is any question to the integrity of the guard you should replace it. The part number for the torsion spring is 612517-00 ($1.50), the retaining ring is 150383-00 ($1.50) just in case you break it, and the guard number is 611925-00 ($6). If you have any questions please post back.
Oct 28, 2009 |
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