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01-12-2012 03:27 AM
A recent posting I did asking questions about buying a DW718 closed out, I had mentioned I already own a DW708 I had purchased on CL. I had complaints about the DW708. The DW708 would cut the wood and leave a “S” curve in the cut. It was so inaccurate I knew I could not rely on it as a trim saw. It was mentioned to me that the blade was bad. In fact the blade on the saw was the same blade on it when I purchased it on CL.
So today, I spent about 1 1/2 hours on the DW708. I put a new blade on the saw. It now cuts extremely straight. Wall of the moving parts were very stiff and difficult to adjust and move. I thoroughly cleaned and lubricated the entire saw. Now all moving parts work really well. The plastic handle was also broken and using some bracing I was actually able to reinforce the handle while providing a strong repair job on the handle. The handle repair will be fine for the next month or so but it is just a temporary repair for now. I priced the plastic handle on ereplacements.com and the replacement part is only 21.00. I just do not have time to wait for the replacement part to arrive because I will be installing crown molding with the saw on Friday.
So I am extremely happy with the saw now. All of the movements on the saw are smooth and easy to move. The saw is cutting very accurate. I could not be happier. Encouragement from people here on LJ motivated me to spend more time with the DW708. I am now a happy DW708 owner.
I still intend on purchasing the DW718 at Lowes for 369.00 plus a 10% disabled veteran discount this week. I am waiting on a draw before I purchase the saw. I have been keeping an eye on the DW718 saws at lowes and there appears to be still plenty of stock left. For some reason they are not selling them. I will be very happy to score a DW 718, that would leave us with a DW708, DW718 and a Hitatchi C10FSH (Which is our shop saw).
Thanks for all of the advice.