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Forum topic by flamingoezz posted 11-18-2019 02:42 PM 212 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2019 02:42 PM

Hi Folks. Got a new miter saw to replace my 10 year old dewalt. Set up the saw and started using it and it seemed to bind on a cut. Theres now a ticking noise as the saw spins (many times per rotation)—can even replicate when I spin the blade by hand. Wondering if anyone knows what might cause something like that before I start taking things apart. Thanks!


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#1 posted 11-18-2019 02:51 PM

Is this the belt driven version?

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#2 posted 11-18-2019 02:55 PM

It is a DWS780 if that helps..

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#3 posted 11-18-2019 03:00 PM

If you take the cover off the side you should be able to remove the pulley and determine if it’s on the motor or in the back. Remember to unplug it as no power needed to check…

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#4 posted 11-18-2019 03:09 PM

TAKE IT BACK :<((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 11-18-2019 03:29 PM

He may have had the new saw too long to take it back…

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#6 posted 11-18-2019 05:06 PM

Hello,

I have a DeWalt 779, and I’ve never had a problem like you’re describing. The saw was practically ready to go right out of the box. Make sure the saw is alligned properly, and use a square to check the blade to fence, and make sure there is clearance when the blade comes down in the plastic insert as you make a cut. Check the blade to make sure it is tight on the arbor….!! if I remember right, there is a 3 year warranty on those saws. If you can’t resolve the problem, like Tony said, take it back…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#7 posted 11-18-2019 05:59 PM

It worked on delivery—the ticking started after the blade binding. I’ll try to remove the blade and reinstall. I purchased at amazon and really prefer to just fix vs. packing it up and having to ship it.

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#8 posted 11-18-2019 06:12 PM

I understand your situation…...!! You should be running a 12” blade that has an adapter that fits on the arbor to use a 12” blade. Take the blade off, check everything carefully, and replace the blade, and tighten it down good….!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#9 posted 11-18-2019 06:30 PM

I have a dw780. Never had a noise like you describe, but my first guess would be the belt. Check the blade too. Dunno how hot it got in the binding, but if it warped it needs to be replaced.

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