DeWalt DW788 Scroll Saw Vibrating

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Forum topic by Denco posted 06-28-2013 04:58 PM 3189 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2013 04:58 PM

Hey All,
Could I get some advice? I have a DW788 Scroll saw that is a little over a year old and has only been used a few times. Fired it up after sitting for a few months and the unit starts vibrating really badly when I get the speed up to 5 and over. Any ideas what may be going on? I’d be extremely grateful for any input. Thanks so Much!!

Here’s what I’ve done so far:
1. Made sure the main pivot lever is greased.
2. Visual inspection
3. Had unit mounted to table.
4. Performed this adjustment I saw online for the tension lever (I think I did it correctly, not sure)
5. Made sure the counter weight for the motor was tight.

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 11:04 PM has some great information. Select Dewalt tune up from the menu on the left.

A good video for tear down is from the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association.

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 12:37 AM

Try Rick Hutcheson’s Scrollsaw Information,click on Dewalt tune up .good luck

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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