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The blade won't retract properly, making the saw unsafe

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Usually the guard sticks due to dirt ... clean the entire mechanism and lub with a dry lubricant (graphite or similar) Check for screws that may be too loose or to tight.

You are right, this saw is dangerous ... dont use it until you have it repaired (by you or the DeWalt Service Center near you).

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