|Forum topic by Divotdog||posted 02-01-2015 04:26 AM||578 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-01-2015 04:26 AM
I have a Dewalt DW744X (or type 4) ts and it will not cut miters, etc. as it used to. Its about 4 years old and has started cutting unevenly. For example a miter about 3 1/2” wide will be almost 1/16 out of square. I have an Incra miter guage and it is still tight so I know that’s not the problem. Lining the guage up with the blade @90 while the blade is at 0 does no good.
The blade to miter track edge measurement is about 1/32 different from the back to front of the blade. But I am seeing bigger variations in the cuts. I spoke with a fairly savvy guy from Rockler and he said that once the blade is at a cant it will cut all over the place. He also says this cant can be caused by slamming the trundle into the 45 or 0 degree position, instead of easing it up or down and that some sort of adjustment to the trundle is needed.
Sorry for all the rambling but my point is I have no idea what adjustment he is talking about. I cleaned my blades, the arbor, the shaft and the retaining piece. My manual makes no reference to this area and so far not finding much on line.
Anyone have any ideas? The saw has performed great, cutting compound miters and small inlays, etc.
-- David, Dallas,Tx - golf weather is hot but it's cool in the shop