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Could be one of 3 things - I'll give them in order of most common to least:
1) Brushes - check your brushes, if they are very worn or not contacting the armature well they could be the culprit.
2) Switch - tools with a brake have 1 set of normally open contacts & 1 set of normally closed contacts (the configuration is usually stamped on the switch itself) You will need to disconnect the leads to the switch and test it with a continuity tester - if the switch is your problem the normally closed contacts will show open.
3) Field - lastly (least common but possible) is the field, tools with a brake have 2 separate windings in the field. If the field is the issue there will be one winding in the field that will not have continuity (usually the smaller wires in the field) Again, you will need to disconnect the wiring to the field and test with a continuity tester.

Dewalt Mitre Saw... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

  • It sounds like the bearings in the motor are running dry and causing the noise. Possibly spray some wd40 in there but more than likely you will need a new saw. Is it still under warranty? If so take advantage of your warrant.

Dewalt Mitre Saw... | Answered on Jul 05, 2014

get brushes fro a dewalt dealer or from dewalt direct on the web or from an appliance repair shop. You will need the model number

Dewalt Mitre Saw... | Answered on Feb 10, 2014

Problem will be either low brush lengths or burnt armature. Check for arcing when running and excessive sparking will mean motor over haul or replacement.

Dewalt Mitre Saw... | Answered on Apr 25, 2013

Fine tooth or plywood cutting blade.

Dewalt Mitre Saw... | Answered on Sep 11, 2009

Stop and unpug it if it hasn't already burnt the house down.

Dewalt Mitre Saw... | Answered on Aug 05, 2009

The picture I could get only shows one side. From my experience, these guards operate using leverage, where a little motion results in a lot of movement to the guard. That means a little damage or wear in the linkage can make a big difference. A bushing may have shattered, or a pivot hole may be worn out. Reviews of this machine mention dust not going into the bag. Make sure dust is not jamming the guard works. Take care, having to move a guard while the blade is spinning is scary.

Dewalt Mitre Saw... | Answered on May 10, 2009

Don't ever assume that the markings on the angle setting are correct and accurate. Always check squareness with a square before you use a miter saw. With almost all brands of power tools being built overseas nowadays there is unfortunately a question of accuracy on most brands. Always check.

Dewalt Mitre Saw... | Answered on Mar 17, 2009

Could be a defective switch

Dewalt Tools &... | Answered on Dec 05, 2019

Fixya is unable to suggest sources for the seal you seek.

Dewalt Tools &... | Answered on Nov 04, 2019

The nailer must be firmly pressed against the surface you are planning to nail. This will arm the nailer in preparation for firing the nail.

Dewalt Tools &... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019

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Dewalt Tools &... | Answered on Apr 02, 2019

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