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How to fix the slight wobble with inaccurate cut on my 12" Dewalt compound MITER SAW. (DW718). Has new blade

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anyone know what parts to replace to fix the problem? its causing a small area of my angled cuts to be shaved off. I have replaced blade. I can only think of maybe replacing the shaft or bearings, but not sure. any help is appreciated.

You pretty much answered your own Q. Certainly it’s not the blade itself, if in fact it’s attached properly.

Dewalt is a respected brand for it’s purpose, but what I enjoy most about the brand is their service centers, and ease of getting info from the company.

Just my 2 "sense"

6 Responses to “How to fix the slight wobble with inaccurate cut on my 12" Dewalt compound MITER SAW. (DW718). Has new blade”

  1. DIY Doc Says:

    You pretty much answered your own Q. Certainly it’s not the blade itself, if in fact it’s attached properly.

    Dewalt is a respected brand for it’s purpose, but what I enjoy most about the brand is their service centers, and ease of getting info from the company.

    Just my 2 "sense"
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  2. DAVE W Says:

    It has a bearing wobble, time for some reconditioning.
    Check your local yellow pages for tool repair or try it yourself.
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  3. Chris G Says:

    Probably bearing.

    With saw unplugged grab edge of blade and see if you can wiggle it side to side. If yes then bearing. Check also the packers and bolts.
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  4. Mike G Says:

    Bearings are worn.
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  5. DR. DIRT Says:

    check the inside washer, someone might have put it on back wards, it shaped to recieve the blade on one side and flat on the side next to the housing
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  6. cowboydoc Says:

    Diy Doc is correct again, to be sure. I wouldn’t use the saw myself for the safety behind it. You must have a bearing going out or the blade isn’t going on straight for some reason. You have a nice saw with a good name. Either it’s really old and worn or something is wrong. Check it out.
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    retired contractor 47 years

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