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Unread 02-07-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Dewalt Bearing problems

hey everybody-

this is my first post. i already am in love with this forum, so much good info!

I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed that the bearings in the dewalt saw's go out really fast. i mainly have my saw in a wet tent, so i'm wondering if that why?

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Unread 02-07-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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Welcome, Jager.

If you're in the tile business, add a little biographical info in your User Profile so we'll know who/what we're talkin' with, eh?

If you'll type DeWalt into the Advanced Search feature you'll get a whole gaggle of threads discussing that saw. We've talked about it quite a lot hereabouts.

Think I've heard the bearing replacement thing a time or two, but not as a prevalent problem, I don't believe.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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Jager - I've got 3 of those saws - age from 3-5 years - had one go in the shop for a bearing at about 4 years old..it was the oldest and it gets used 4-5 days a week - alot of times by people who don't understand about power tool care -they have seen their share of abuse - only other problem is with the GFI they put on the end of the cord - had to replace all of them very shortly after putting them in use.

I like the saw alot.

oh yeah - welcome to the forum!
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Unread 02-07-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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Unread 02-07-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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I've had a Dewalt for 3 years now, with no problems. It has made a lot of noise since its been new, but thats because of the gears.

Wet tent? I thought thats what the dewalt was good for, water retention.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #6
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I love mine too, But I am constantly thinking that thing is too loud. But that's the way it sounds.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 09:41 PM   #7
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Loud? Not had that issue..thought it was quieter (relatively speaking of course) than the last three saws.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 10:27 PM   #8
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First one lasted 8 months, sent it back they gave me a new one. Next one's bearings lasted just over a year, I bought a Felker!!
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Unread 02-07-2009, 11:10 PM   #9
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My bearings went out after about two years. Order new ones of dewalt service net, along with a new armature and brushes for around $50. It took me about 1.5 hours to do the swap. I think I could do it in an hour now that I'm more familiar with the saw.
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Unread 02-08-2009, 07:22 AM   #10
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Had the bearing replaced after just over a year of moderate use. According to the dewalt repair center this wasnt the first one they had seen! justin
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Unread 02-08-2009, 09:54 AM   #11
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I have one of the first ones that was made and haven't had any bearing problems. I did look up the parts on time on-line, and it seemed like it was easy enough to swap them out.

Our DeWalt has had many problesm with that GFI thingy, so we cut it off and only plug into a GFCI cord/box that my sparky made for us.

On my old Target saw, I think I had to replace the bearing and arbor at about the ten year point.
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Had to speak too soon didn't I? I had a saw go down today - pretty sure it is a bearing....
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How do you know when they go out does the saw just come to a screaching hault ?
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I bought my D24000 not long after RobZ made'em fix that GFI thingee and I've never had a hint of trouble with mine. They allegedly pewt a better blade on'em soon after Z got his test model, and it cut OK on a couple test tiles, but I ain't never used it at all for real work.

Bearings seem fine so far. 'Course mine spends a great deal of its time inna storage shed, too.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 08:23 PM   #15
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I had to go find the granddaddy original thread about the DeWalt saw so I could remember how long we have had ours (four years):

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...eWalt+tile+saw

It's still running just fine. I spent about $10 on a new plug after I cut the GFI thing off for good.
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