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Forum topic by Guss posted 03-10-2012 12:35 AM 3191 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2012 12:35 AM

Hi I just got a great deal on a dewalt 705 I was wondering if any one on here has a digital manual? It came with a new thin kerf dewalt blade. the blade has a lot of vibration. Im wondering if there is any way to help this problem with out changing the blade?

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#1 posted 03-10-2012 01:44 AM

Guss, I have the same model for about ten years now and it’s been an excellent chop saw, never had an issue with it as of yet. I have and Forrest woodworker 80 tooth blade and it cuts like butler. Go for it if the price is right, I paid around $325.00 ten years ago.

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 02:58 AM


That one’s for Type 8 if yours Type is different go here and pick the type then look in the scroll window to the right scroll to the bottom of it.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 03-10-2012 06:51 AM

Great saw rite there.i have the 703,since 2004,strong they are,i use freud blades,80 tooth on my saw,i get nice cuts with freud,without a ton of money spent,table saw too.good luck.

-- BiLL @wee3

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#4 posted 03-10-2012 07:14 AM

Check the arbor nut to make sure the blade is seated. That
saw can run a full-kerf blade with no problems. You can
put a stabilizer on the outside.

Check ebay for sweet deals on Onsrud saw blades.

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 10:50 PM

thanks for your reply’s. I tried the stiffeners and found out that the arbor is to short.

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 11:55 PM

I had a 705, always used and still do use full kerf blades, don’t like thin kerf, full kerf blades are stiffer and I’m not worried about wasting 1/32” of wood per cut. I never noticed any vibration on the 705. I typically run Freud blades, just put a LU80R012 on my 12” RAS, runs smooth as silk, no vibration and a very clean cut.

Kind of surprised you mentioned that the arbor was too short for a stiffener. I put on one of those laser guides on mine that that thing was at least a 1/4” thick if not 3/8” thick and had plenty of arbor left for the nut. Think I left it on when I sold it. But, once again as I mentioned it probably depends on its Type number. There are 9 types 1 thru 8 (4 and 4a) so that may be why. And I have some DeWalt stiffeners that are 5” in diameter and 3/16” thick, I would think that they make them they’d fit their saws. Forrest makes one that’s 5” by 1/8”.

If you try a new blade and still have the vibration it could be the bearings, buying used you never know what kind or how much use it really got. The bearings are inexpensive for the 705 straight from DeWalt ServiceNET.

330003-09 BEARING,BALL $8.21
330003-13 BEARING,BALL $4.03
330003-60 BEARING $3.85
386780-00 BEARING $2.11

Some Types have 2 bearings some have 3 in some combination of the ones I listed so you really have to look at the schematic and parts list for the saw you have. Looks like Type 5 and above have 3 bearings listed.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 02:09 AM

Hi Gus:

I also have a DW705 Type I and it is a mainstay in my shop. After 10 years of great performance, I am in the process of rejuvenating my saw. I just downloaded the PDF manual from the Dewalt website.

The DW blades are just ok but it really depends on your needs. I recently replaced the saw blade and went with the Freud Industrial thin kerf Ultimate Cut-off 12×92T LU74RO12. I did a bit of research here on Lumberjocks and elsewhere. This particular blade received some very good reviews and the price was aggressive through Amazon and a few other websites. So, I went with it…. and, I have been a bit disappointed. Most cuts are super clean and do not need any additional finish. A few of the cuts have had some tearout. I have eliminated the tearout with sacrificial bocking. There is no vibration from this Freud blade. I am thinking of replacing the throat plate to see if that helps with the tearout.

There are many good blades available at different price points depending on your needs. If I had to do it over again, I would have gone one step up to a Forrest, Rigid or Infinity. Some of these blades are typically available for $100-120 on sale or on eBay.

Enjoy your new saw!

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 02:27 AM

If you buy this saw … or, for that matter if any of you already own a #705, you might want to invest $20 in a spare switch. They are DISCONTINUED by DeWalt and I’ve only seen them lately on an e-Bay page. The switch is somewhat special in that it is D.P.D.T. One set of contacts closes when the trigger is squeezed, flowing 120v. to the motor. The other set of contacts closes when the trigger is released, flowing 24v to the brake, so a simple remote switch won’t cut it. If you’re happy with your #705 and plan on keeping it for a long time, a spare switch might just be a good insurance policy for it.

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 02:17 PM

ok thanks for all of your input I have a Freud 10 inch industrial crosscut on my ras its a good blade. I also like the Freud glue line rip thinkerf that i have on my table saw but i think i lean toward Freud because that’s the only blade that i have used. What blade manufacture would u guys go with Forest, Cmt, Freud? I want something that cuts really smooth but can handle thicker material but im open to suggestion

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#10 posted 03-18-2012 02:39 PM

I stick with Forrest and Freud for finish work, never been disappointed. And when they need sharpening I take them to the local Rockler store. They have them picked up weekly on Thursday so you get it back the next Thursday, the price is reasonable and I’d swear they come back sharper then when new. The place that they have sharpen them has the factory specs for the blades and had to sign NDA’s to get them I’m told.

For general use blades, rough cutting and what not, I buy the cheapest full kerf blades I can find but look at the amount of carbide the teeth have. Too thin I pass. Then when they get dull I get them sharpened and they’re better then before.

I got one blade I use on my table saw I wish I could remember where I bought it and who made it, all the markings are worn off. Think I paid $10 for it, it’s probably 15 years old, but when sharpened that blade cuts like butter and leaves a smooth cut. Every once in a while you luck out.

When I buy a blade that turns out to be a good one I will then usually buy another, so when it dulls and I’m in the middle of a project I don’t have to wait for it to get sharpened.

I picked up two Freud 10” blades for the table saw last year from Woodcraft when they were selling them for half price, in store special I think that were supposed to be good for veneers, and they are. Then last year too I think Peachtree was selling a Delta blade that had good reviews here (got wind of the sale here too) for half price, something like 20 some bucks so I picked up two of those. Figured if nothing else they’d be a good general purpose blade.

So I watch for sales, and if the deal is good buy the blades whether I need them or not because usually when I need a blade they aren’t any deals going on so I either have to wait or bite the bullet. And if I do need a particular blade, like when I first got my 12” RAS, and can wait for a sale or coupon I do. Those 20% or 25% Rockler coupons really help. And even if they don’t have the blade I want in the store I can usually get them to order it. Woodcraft too, and I’ve had to do that a few times.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#11 posted 03-18-2012 03:09 PM

Fuzzy, thanks for the tip. Do ya have a link? Is this the same switch as one for the 703 (which I have)?


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#12 posted 03-18-2012 04:04 PM

I didn’t know if there is a policy against linking to anything on e-Bay, but, since you asked … ... ...

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...

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#13 posted 07-12-2012 08:39 PM

Guss, or anyone else out there…I’m looking to purchase a DW705, Type 1. There’s a story behind it, but would like to know if anybody has one and would consider selling so you can upgrade. I checked other sights, but only the newer types 2-8 are out there. The type 1 would be from around 1993. Let me know…Bob

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