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Forum topic by Neodogg posted 07-10-2009 03:08 PM 835 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Neodogg

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07-10-2009 03:08 PM

Hey I was pretty excited to get this miter saw. It’s a DeWalt 8.5 Crosscut(sliding) saw. I am guess it is about 20yrs old since on the label it says “Made in W.Germany”? It came with a nice Freud blade also! Here is the kicker, I traded it to an elder gentleman who didn’t want it, but wanted some video games for his grand daughter, so I get rid of some unplayed games for a descent miter saw, not bad eh? I think it should compliment my RAS nicely.
Here’s a couple questions:

-What is the best lube for the sliding rods?

-It’s weird that I can’t find anything on this on the net or the DeWalt site, does anyone have one?

-On the handle, it has a lever you have to push so the blade guard comes up, it is a little sluggish, any suggestions on how to help that? A shot of WD-40 somewhere?

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#1 posted 07-11-2009 03:09 AM

53 views and no suggestions? I know this isn’t the only sliding miter saw out there

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

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#2 posted 07-11-2009 03:16 AM

Hey Neo
I would suggest some wax auto or floor wax.

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#3 posted 07-11-2009 03:29 AM

yeah, johnson paste wax should do wonders to the tubes. not sure about the blade guard though – I would think twice before spraying WD-40 in there as it’s next to the blade, and it might transfer to the blade → and later on to the lumber, and that wouldn’t be good. but then again -I’ve never seen this one before, so not 100% sure what’s with that mechanism. just food for thought I guess.

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#4 posted 07-11-2009 03:31 AM

forgot to ad – I would take this apart as much as I can, clean each part individually, lube whatever I can with either paste wax or boeshield T7 (prevents rust, and smoothes out the surface) and put it back together – this will ensure that everything is clean, as tight as it should be, and ready for some work.

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#5 posted 07-11-2009 07:00 PM

Thanks for the tips, didn’t think about paste wax for the tubes, but will try it. I did take it apart as much as possible and blew everything out, there was a chuck of work in the spring mech for the blade guard, once removed it opened a bit better.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

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