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Unread 09-10-2014, 01:55 AM   #601
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Well my original Dewalt from 2008 that was rebuilt once finally died again.

The 2nd one from 2012 is doing fine.

I may look into repairing my 2008 saw again but I got my money's worth out of it and needed another saw right away.

I have a Felker XL250 sitting in my shop but hard to go back to it after using the Dewalts for a few years.

A local tool supplier had the Dewalt in stock and on sale.

Almost looks too pretty to use-
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Unread 09-10-2014, 04:51 AM   #602
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Isaac yes they all look too perty when they are new. I am on my second one I bought little over a year ago. Here is how it looks now........
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Unread 12-01-2014, 06:19 PM   #603
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Dewalt tile saw hex wrench

I purchased a Dewalt tile saw....and it comes with two hex wrenches,along with a stamped,box wrench for the nut,holding the sawblade.

My question is this......the bigger of the two hex wrenches......is there a place/keeper on the saw etc,to store it? There's a keeper place on backside of saw,to store the box wrench,along with the smaller hex/allen wrench. I saw no place on saw etc,to store the bigger hex/allen wrench.

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Unread 12-01-2014, 07:06 PM   #604
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I think the big one is the one that you use to put it together. I wouldn't think that you'll ever need to use that one on the job. The other two have a place to store them on the saw because you'll need them for jobsite adjustments and to change the blade.
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Unread 12-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #605
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Mine came with two ??
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Unread 12-01-2014, 11:07 PM   #606
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I just keep the alen that donst have a molded spot, just wedge it behind the wrench for the blade nut. been fine keeping it there for years.
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Unread 12-01-2014, 11:56 PM   #607
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The other day my helper called me in saying that when turned on a 45 the blade was hitting the tray. After investigation I found a little crack in the housing that throws my blade out of square. I can adjust for straight cuts, but my miters are no longer true 45's. Should I try to have it rebuilt or is it a waste of time? Saw is about 5 years old and has put in 40 hour weeks for the most part.
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Unread 12-02-2014, 01:18 AM   #608
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Get a new one IMO

I need to do the same. The motor on mine has been screaming all year. A matter of time. I need to get my new one on order though, Im going to burn this one right up.
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Unread 12-02-2014, 08:43 AM   #609
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Kinda sucks that these saws aren't a little more heavy duty.
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Unread 12-02-2014, 11:24 AM   #610
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Saw is about 5 years old and has put in 40 hour weeks for the most part.
5 years x 50 weeks a year x 5 days a week = 1250 days x 4 hours a day = 5000 hours. (you do turn it off between cuts)

A new saw is $800 (you can salvage your old stand) $800 / 5000 hours = 16 cents per hour.

That's one of the lower costs relative to your overall costs per hour. Buy a new saw, save the old for parts and don't look back.
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Unread 12-02-2014, 12:58 PM   #611
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I get a slight curve in almost every cut now, is this blade wonder or is it in the tray? And it seem like it always wants to chip the right side cut at the end of the cut.
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Unread 12-02-2014, 01:33 PM   #612
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Sounds to Moi' that the blade is worn more on one side than the other. You could try cutting several cuts on a firebrick or old, dried morter to "dress" the blade and expose more diamond cutting surface. If that doesn't work, the blade is probably shot.

You can check the integrity of the saw by laying a framing square next to the blade, square to the stop and moving the tray all the way up and back. If the saw is off, you'll see a gap widen/narrow as you do this. Oh yeah....with the saw OFF, eh?
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"Kinda sucks that these saws aren't a little more heavy duty"

Seems like these saws end up in the bone yard or landfill after a few years of heavy use.

I have a metal body Skil "made in USA"saw that still cuts like butter.The new norm is plastic disposable power tools.
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Unread 12-03-2014, 06:52 AM   #614
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Seems like these saws end up in the bone yard or landfill after a few years of heavy use.
I have seen it time and time again with the Dewalt wet saws. And the last couple of years on them is not a great experience. I have always contended these saws are waaaay under powered. I have to say though, when they are new they are a pleasure to work with, you can do things with them other saws just can't do. Just wish they would make them a little more powerful, and heavy duty.

I personally have never owned one, but have used them a number of times.
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Unread 12-03-2014, 08:41 AM   #615
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The new norm is plastic disposable power tools.
Sad things have turned out that way. I still have some tools that were my father's from back in the 70's, and they still work fine. Tools nowadays last 3-4 years and they're trash.

Usually, you do get what you pay for, but I agree that the Dewalt tools seem to be a little overpriced.
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