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Forum topic by BTown_Guy posted 03-31-2018 03:01 PM 334 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2018 03:01 PM

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I’ve checked the forums and have not come across this specific issue or at least that I could attribute to being this same issue. I have had my DW745 for about 2-3 months and recently it has become impossible to raise the blade when the saw is sitting face up. When I turn it over then it raises and lowers like brand new. I have blown the crud out and added a dry lube to the guides. There is no caking in the gears at all. I cleaned all that out with a toothbrush. I’ve been on business travel a lot lately and have not had a chance to call DeWalt about it yet and now that it is the weekend, I thought I would check here first to see if anybody had come across this before. Again, this is not the fence issue which I have seen posts on, but the blade height adjustment. Smooth as butter when face down but takes both hands to turn the handle when face up and it only goes a bit at a time before it just won’t go any further.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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#1 posted 03-31-2018 03:29 PM

Couple of vids that may address your issue. See here, and here.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#2 posted 04-01-2018 12:05 AM

Hey Ripper70, thanks for the links. I actually watched both of those before posting. By more trial and error, I think I may have at least made it manageable. I have loosened the screws for the elevating shafts and it is better. Not fixed, but better (usable).

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