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DeWalt DW369 Instruction manual
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
DW367-XE, DW368-XE, DW369-XE
184 MM (7-1/4") CIRCULAR SAWS
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dustrelated hazards.
4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE.
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct power tool
will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be
controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or
storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power
tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained
users.
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tools operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in accordance with these instructions and in the
manner intended for the particular type of power tool, taking into account the working conditions and
the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from intended could result in a
hazardous situation.
5) SERVICE
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This
will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained
Definitions: Safety Guidelines
The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal
word. Please read the manual and pay attention to these symbols.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property
damage.
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result
in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term “power tool” in all of the warnings
listed below refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool or battery operated (cordless)
power tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1. WORK AREA
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids,
gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose
control
2. ELECTRICAL SAFETY
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter
plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of
electric shock
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk
of electric shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
3. PERSONAL SAFETY
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use
a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of
inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
b. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before plugging in. Carrying power
tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to
a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power
tool in unexpected situations.
Additional Safety Instructions For Australia And New Zealand
a. Young children and the infirm. This appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons
without supervision. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this appliance.
b. Replacement of the supply cord. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer
or an authorised DEWALT Service Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Safety Instructions for All Saws
DANGER:
a. Keep hands away from cutting area and the blade. Keep your second hand on auxiliary handle, or
motor housing. If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
b. Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The guard cannot protect you from the blade below the workpiece.
c. Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of the blade teeth should
be visible below the workpiece.
d. Never hold piece being cut in your hands or across your leg. Secure the workpiece to a stable platform.
It is important to support the work properly to minimize body exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
e. Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool
may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will also make exposed metal parts
of the power tool “live” and shock the operator.
f. When ripping always use a rip fence or straight edge guide. This improves the accuracy of cut and
reduces the chance of blade binding.
g. Always use blades with correct size and shape (diamond versus round) of arbour holes. Blades that do
not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run eccentrically, causing loss of control.
h. Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolt. The blade washers and bolt were specially
designed for your saw, for optimum performance and safety of operation.
CAUSES AND OPERATOR PREVENTION OF KICKBACK:
– kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or misaligned saw blade, causing an uncontrolled saw to lift
up and out of the workpiece toward the operator;
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– when the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and the motor reaction
drives the unit rapidly back toward the operator;
– if the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the top
surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out of the kerf and jump back toward the operator.
Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or incorrect operating procedures or conditions and can be avoided
by taking proper precautions as given below.
a. Maintain a firm grip with both hands on the saw and position your arms to resist kickback forces.
Position your body to either side of the blade, but not in line with the blade. Kickback could cause the
saw to jump backwards, but kickback forces can be controlled by the operator, if proper precautions are
taken.
b. When blade is binding, or when interrupting a cut for any reason, release the trigger and hold the saw
motionless in the material until the blade comes to a complete stop. Never attempt to remove the saw
from the work or pull the saw backward while the blade is in motion or kickback may occur. Investigate
and take corrective actions to eliminate the cause of blade binding.
c. When restarting a saw in the workpiece, centre the saw blade in the kerf and check that saw teeth are
not engaged into the material. If saw blade is binding, it may walk up or kickback from the workpiece as
the saw is restarted.
d. Support large panels to minimise the risk of blade pinching and kickback. Large panels tend to sag
under their own weight. Supports must be placed under the panel on both sides, near the line of cut and
near the edge of the panel.
e. Do not use dull or damaged blades. Unsharpened or improperly set blades produce narrow kerf causing
excessive friction, blade binding and kickback.
f. Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers must be tight and secure before making cut. If blade
adjustment shifts while cutting, it may cause binding and kickback.
g. Use extra caution when making a “plunge cut” into existing walls or other blind areas. The protruding
blade may cut objects that can cause kickback.
• Check lower guard for proper closing before each use. Do not operate saw if lower guard does not move
freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower guard into the open position. If saw is accidentally
dropped, the lower guard may be bent. Raise the lower guard with the retracting handle and make sure it
moves freely and does not touch the blade or any other part, at all angles and depth of cut.
• Check the operation and condition of the lower guard spring. If the guard and the spring are not operating
properly, they must be serviced before use. Lower guard may operate sluggishly due to damaged parts,
gummy deposits, or a buildup of debris.
• Lower guard should be retracted manually only for special cuts such as “pocket cuts” and “compound
cuts.” Raise lower guard by retracting handle. As soon as blade enters the material, lower guard must be
released. For all other sawing, the lower guard should be allowed to operate automatically.
• Always observe that the lower guard is covering the blade before placing saw down on bench or floor. An
unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of
the time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.
• Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before cutting.
• Do not operate this tool for long periods of time. Vibration caused by the operating action of this tool may
cause permanent injury to fingers, hands, and arms. Use gloves to provide extra cushion, take frequent rest
periods, and limit daily time of use.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities
contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber (CCA).
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into
your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious and permanent
respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust
exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
WARNING: ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses. Also use face or
dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
• ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection,
• NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection.
CAUTION: When cutting into walls, floors or wherever live electrical wires may be encountered, DO NOT TOUCH
ANY METAL PARTS OF THE TOOL! Hold the tool only by insulated grasping surfaces to prevent electric shock if you
cut into a live wire.
• The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions are as follows:
V .................... volts
A ..........................amperes
Hz .................. hertz
W .........................watts
min ................ minutes
......................alternating current
no.........................no load speed
............. direct current
................. Class I Construction
........................earthing terminal
...................... (grounded)
.......................safety alert symbol
.................. Class II Construction
…/min..................revolutions per minute
...................... (double insulated)
BPM .....................beats per minute
• When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord marked “W-A” or “W.” These cords are
rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one
heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage
resulting in loss of power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on
cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number,
the heavier the cord.
MINIMUM GAGE FOR CORD SETS
For Cable length (m):
7.5
15
25
30
45
60
Use Cable with minimum rating (Amperes)
Tool Amperes
0 - 3.4
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
3.5 - 5.0
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
10
15
5.1 - 7.0
10
10
10
10
15
15
7.1 - 12.0
15
15
15
15
20
20
12.1 - 20.0
20
20
20
20
25
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FEATURES
A. End cap
B. Trigger switch
C. Bevel angle adjustment
B
D. Shoe
E. Blade clamping screw
F. Lower blade guard
A
Motor
Your DEWALT tool is powered by a DEWALT motor. Be sure your
power supply agrees with nameplate marking. As little as 10% lower
voltage can cause loss of power and can result in overheating. All
DEWALT tools are factory-tested; if this tool does not operate, check
the power supply.
Changing Blades
CAUTION: ALWAYS TURN OFF AND DISCONNECT TOOL BEFORE
CHANGING ACCESSORIES OR MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS.
2
D
E
F
C
outlined in Additional Safety Rules for Circular Saws. If the lower blade guard is missing or not working properly,
have the saw serviced before using. To assure product safety and reliability, repair, maintenance and adjustment should be performed by an authorized service center or other qualified service organization, always using
identical replacement parts.
FIG. 2
FIG. 1
I
G
FIG. 4
H
K
E
TO INSTALL THE BLADE (FIG. 1–4)
FIG. 3
1. Place inner clamp washer (G) on saw spindle with the large flat
surface facing out toward the blade.
2. Retract the lower blade guard (F) and place blade on saw spindle
against the inner clamp washer, making sure that the blade will rotate
in the proper direction (the direction of the rotation arrow on the saw
blade and the teeth must point in the same direction as the direction
of rotation arrow on the saw). Do not assume that the printing on the
blade will always be facing you when properly installed. When retractF
ing the lower blade guard to install the blade, check the condition and
operation of the lower blade guard to assure that it is working properly.
Make sure it moves freely and does not touch the blade or any other
part, in all angles and depths of cut.
3. Place outer clamp washer (H) on saw spindle with the large flat surface
against the blade and the wording on the outer clamp washer facing
you.
4. Thread blade clamping screw (E) into saw spindle by hand (screw has right-hand threads and must be turned
clockwise to tighten).
5. Depress the blade lock (I) while turning the saw spindle with the blade wrench until the blade lock engages and
the blade stops rotating.
6. Tighten the blade clamping screw firmly with the blade wrench.
NOTE: Never engage the blade lock while saw is running, or engage in an effort to stop the tool. Never turn the saw on
while the blade lock is engaged. Serious damage to your saw will result.
LOOSEN
J
DW367, DW368
DW369
TIGHTEN
J
Cutting Depth Adjustment (Fig. 4–6)
CAUTION: ALWAYS TURN OFF AND DISCONNECT TOOL BEFORE CHANGING ACCESSORIES OR MAKING ANY
ADJUSTMENTS.
1. Hold the saw firmly. Raise the depth adjustment lever (J) to loosen and move shoe to obtain the desired depth of
cut, as shown. Make sure the depth adjustment lever has been retightened (lowered) before operating the saw.
2. Your saw is equipped with a carbide tipped saw blade for long life and efficient cutting.
3. Setting the saw at the proper cutting depth keeps blade friction to a minimum, removes sawdust from between
the blade teeth, results in cooler, faster sawing and reduces the chance of kickback. Align the appropriate mark
on the depth adjustment strap with triangle on the upper blade guard (K). Your depth is set.
FIG. 5
TO REPLACE THE BLADE
1. To loosen the blade clamping screw (E), depress the blade lock (I) and turn the saw spindle with the blade
wrench until the blade lock engages and the blade stops rotating. With the blade lock engaged, turn the blade
clamping screw counterclockwise with the blade wrench (screw has right-hand threads and must be turned
counterclockwise to loosen).
2. Remove the blade clamping screw (E) and outer clamp washer (H) only. Remove old blade.
3. Clean any sawdust that may have accumulated in the guard or clamp washer area and check the condition and
operation of the lower blade guard as previously outlined. Do not lubricate this area.
4. Select the proper blade for the application (see Blades). Always use blades that are the correct size (diameter)
with the proper size and shape center hole for mounting on the saw spindle. Always assure that the maximum
recommended speed (rpm) on the saw blade meets or exceeds the speed (rpm) of the saw.
5. Follow steps 2 through 6 under To Install the Blade, making sure that the blade will rotate in the proper direction.
4. For the most efficient cutting action using
a carbide tipped saw blade, set the depth
adjustment so that about one half of a
tooth projects below the surface of the
wood to be cut.
5. A method of checking for the correct
cutting depth is shown in Figure 6. Lay
piece of the material you plan to cut
along the side of the blade, as shown in
the figure, and observe how much tooth
projects beyond the material.
LOWER BLADE GUARD
WARNING: The lower blade guard is a safety feature which reduces the risk of serious personal injury. Never
use the saw if the lower guard is missing, damaged, misassembled or not working properly. Do not rely on the
lower blade guard to protect you under all circumstances. Your safety depends on following all warnings and
precautions as well as proper operation of the saw. Check lower guard for proper closing before each use as
FIG. 6
FIG. 7
LOOSEN
a
N
Bevel Angle Adjustment (Fig. 7, 8)
CAUTION: ALWAYS TURN OFF AND DISCONNECT TOOL BEFORE CHANGING ACCESSORIES OR MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS.
3
M
L
TIGHTEN
OPERATION
The full range of bevel adjustment on the DW367 is 0 to 50 degrees. The pivot bracket is graduated in 5 degree
increments.
On the DW368 and DW369, the full range of bevel adjustment is 0 to 56 degrees. The pivot bracket is graduated in
increments of 1 degree.
There is a bevel angle adjustment mechanism (M) consisting of a quadrant with a pointer (N) and a lever (L) on the
front of the saw.
1. To set the saw for a bevel cut, raise the lever (L) or turn the knob (O) to loosen the bevel adjustment.
2. Tilt the shoe to the desired angle by aligning the pointer with the desired angle mark on the pivot bracket.
3. Retighten the bevel adjustment by lowering the lever or turning the knob.
Switch
Pull the trigger switch (B) to turn the motor on. Releasing the trigger turns the motor off. This tool has no provision
to lock the switch in the on position, and the tool should never be locked on in any way.
FIG. 10
FIG. 11
FIG. 8
Workpiece Support
Figure 10 and 12 show proper sawing position. Figure 11 and 13 show an unsafe condition. Hands should be kept
away from cutting area, and power cord is positioned clear of the cutting area so that it will not get caught or hung
up on the work.
To avoid kickback, DO support board or panel NEAR the cut, (Fig. 10 and 12). DON’T support board or panel away
from the cut (Fig. 11 and 13). When operating the saw, keep the cord away from the cutting area and prevent it
from becoming hung up on the work piece.
O
FIG. 12
FIG. 13
Bevel Detent (Fig. 7, 8)
CAUTION: ALWAYS TURN OFF AND DISCONNECT TOOL BEFORE CHANGING ACCESSORIES OR MAKING ANY
ADJUSTMENTS.
The DW367 has a bevel stop at 45 degrees. To set the bevel at an angle greater than
45 degrees, tilt the shoe to 45 degrees, then slide the knob and bolt into the upper slot. When you reach the desired
angle, tighten the knob.
The DW368 and DW369 are equipped with a bevel detent feature. As you tilt the shoe you will hear a click and feel
the shoe stop at both 22.5 and 45 degrees. If either of these is the desired angle, retighten the lever (L) by lowering
it. If you desire another angle, continue tilting the shoe until the pointer aligns with the desired mark.
WARNING: It is important to support the work properly and to hold the saw firmly to prevent loss of control which
could cause personal injury; Figure 12 illustrates typical hand support of the saw.
ALWAYS DISCONNECT SAW BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS! Place the work with its “good” side - the one on
which appearance is most important - down. The saw cuts upward, so any splintering will be on the work face that is
up when you saw it.
FIG. 9
1/4”
6.35 mm
1/2”
13 mm
45˚
0˚
Cutting
Support the work so that the waste will be on your right. Place the wider portion of the saw shoe on that part of
the work piece which is solidly supported, not on the section that will fall off when the cut is made. As examples,
Figure 12 illustrates the RIGHT way to cut off the end of a board, and Figure 13 the WRONG way. Always clamp
work. Don’t try to hold short pieces by hand! Remember to support cantilevered and overhanging material. Use
caution when sawing material from below.
Be sure that the saw is up to full speed before blade contacts material to be cut. Starting the saw with blade
against material to be cut or pushed forward into kerf can result in kickback.
Push the saw forward at a speed which allows the blade to cut without laboring. Hardness and toughness can
vary even in the same piece of material, and knotty or damp sections can put a heavy load on the saw. When this
happens, push the saw more slowly, but hard enough to keep it working without much decrease in speed.
Kerf Indicator (Figure 9)
The front of the saw shoe has a kerf indicator for vertical and bevel cutting. This indicator enables you to guide the
saw along cutting lines penciled on the material being cut. The indicator lines up with the left (inner) side of the saw
blade, which makes the slot or "kerf" cut by the moving blade fall to the right of the indicator. The ribs on the front
of the DW368 and DW369 shoe are at 6.35 mm (1/4") spacing. The notches on the front of the shoe are at 13 mm
(1/2" ) intervals.
Kickback
When the saw blade becomes pinched or twisted in the cut, kickback can occur. The saw is thrust rapidly back
toward the operator. When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and the
motor reaction drives the unit backward. When the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the
back edge of the blade can dig into the top surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out of the kerf and jump
back toward the operator.
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Occasionally, the brake will not function properly and won’t stop the saw in the 2 seconds discussed above. If
this condition persists, turn the saw on and off four or five times. If the brake still does not stop the blade in about
2 seconds, the problem may be worn brushes. Replace the brushes as described below and try the saw again. If
the problem still persists, have the tool serviced at a DEWALT certified service center.
Kickback is more likely to occur when any of the following conditions exist.
1. IMPROPER WORKPIECE SUPPORT
A. Sagging or improper lifting of the cut off piece can cause pinching of the blade and lead to kickback. (Figure 11)
B. Cutting through material supported at the outer ends only can cause kickback. As the material weakens it
sags, closing down the kerf and pinching the blade.
C. Cutting off a cantilevered or overhanging piece of material from the bottom up in a vertical direction can
cause kickback. The falling cut off piece can pinch the blade.
D. Cutting off long narrow strips (as in ripping) can cause kickback. The cut off strip can sag or twist closing
the kerf and pinching the blade.
E. Snagging the lower guard on a surface below the material being cut momentarily reduces operator control.
The saw can lift partially out of the cut increasing the chance of blade twist.
2. IMPROPER DEPTH OF CUT SETTING ON SAW
To make the most efficient cut, the blade should protrude only far enough to expose 1/2 of a tooth as shown in
figure 5. This allows the shoe to support the blade and minimizes twisting and pinching in the material. See the
section titled Cutting Depth Adjustment.
3. BLADE TWISTING (MISALIGNMENT IN CUT)
A. Pushing harder to cut through a knot, a nail, or a hard grain area can cause the blade to twist.
B. Trying to turn the saw in the cut (trying to get back on the marked line) can cause blade twist.
C. Over-reaching or operating the saw with poor body control (out of balance), can result in twisting the blade.
D. Changing hand grip or body position while cutting can result in blade twist.
E. Backing up the saw to clear blade can lead to twist if it is not done carefully.
4. MATERIALS THAT REQUIRE EXTRA ATTENTION
A. Wet lumber
B. Green lumber (material freshly cut or not kiln dried)
C. Pressure treated lumber (material treated with preservatives or anti-rot chemicals)
5. USE OF DULL OR DIRTY BLADES
Dull blades cause increased loading of the saw. To compensate, an operator will usually push harder which
further loads the unit and promotes twisting of the blade in the kerf. Worn blades may also have insufficient
body clearance which increases the chance of binding and increased loading.
6. LIFTING THE SAW WHEN MAKING BEVEL CUTS
Bevel cuts require special operator attention to proper cutting techniques – especially guidance of the saw.
Both blade angle to the shoe and greater blade surface in the material increase the chance for binding and
misalignment (twist) to occur.
7. RESTARTING A CUT WITH THE BLADE TEETH JAMMED AGAINST THE MATERIAL
The saw should be brought up to full operating speed before starting a cut or restarting a cut after the unit has
been stopped with the blade in the kerf. Failure to do so can cause stalling and kickback.
Any other conditions which could result in pinching, binding, twisting, or misalignment of the blade could cause
kickback. Refer to Additional Safety Instructions and Operation for procedures and techniques that will minimize
the occurrence of kickback.
Repairs
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment (including brush inspection and
replacement) should be performed by certified service centers or other qualified service organizations, always
using identical replacement parts. (Refer to Brushes for brush replacement information.)
Brushes
CAUTION: ALWAYS TURN OFF AND DISCONNECT TOOL BEFORE CHANGING ACCESSORIES OR MAKING ANY
ADJUSTMENTS.
Inspect carbon brushes regularly by unplugging tool, removing the end cap and withdrawing the brush assembly.
Keep brushes clean and sliding freely in their guides. Always replace a used brush in the same orientation in the
holder as it was prior to removal. Carbon brushes have varying symbols stamped into their sides, and if either
brush is worn down to the line closest to the spring, the brushes must be replaced. Use only identical DEWALT
brushes. New brush assemblies are available at your local service center. Always replace the end cap after
inspecting or servicing brushes. The tool should be allowed to “run in” (run at no load without a blade) for
5 minutes before use to seat new brushes.
While “running in” DO NOT TIE, TAPE, OR OTHERWISE LOCK THE TRIGGER SWITCH ON. HOLD BY HAND ONLY.
Shoe Adjustment
CAUTION: ALWAYS TURN OFF AND DISCONNECT TOOL BEFORE CHANGING ACCESSORIES OR MAKING ANY
ADJUSTMENTS.
Your shoe has been factory set to assure that the blade is perpendicular to the shoe. If after extended use, you
need to re-align the blade follow the directions below:
FIG. 14
ADJUSTING FOR 90 DEGREE CUTS
1. Return the saw to 0 degrees bevel.
2. Place the saw on its side, and retract the lower guard.
3. Loosen the bevel adjustment lever (L). Place a square
against the blade and the shoe as shown in figure 14.
4. Using a hex wrench, turn the set screw on the underside
of the shoe until the blade and the shoe are both in flush
contact with the square. Retighten the bevel adjustment
lever.
ADJUSTING BEVEL ADJUSTMENT AND
DEPTH ADJUSTMENT LEVERS
It may be desirable to adjust the depth adjustment lever or the bevel adjustment lever. They may loosen in time and
hit the shoe before tightening. To tighten the levers, follow the steps below.
ADJUSTING THE BEVEL ADJUSTMENT LEVER (DW368, DW369)
NOTE: The following instructions also apply to adjusting the DW367 and DW368 depth adjustment lever.
1. Using a small screwdriver, pry the lock ring off.
2. Remove the lever and rotate it in the desired direction about 1/8 of a revolution.
3. Reinstall the lock ring with the concave side against the lever.
ADJUSTING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT LEVER (DW369 ONLY)
1. Loosen the screw securing the depth adjustment lever.
2. Remove the depth adjustment lever and rotate it to the desired location, about 1/8 of a revolution.
3. Tighten the lever screw.
MAINTENANCE
Cleaning
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Many household cleaners contain chemicals which could
seriously damage plastic. Do not use gasoline, turpentine, lacquer or paint thinner, dry cleaning fluids or similar
products. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool in a liquid.
Lubrication
Self lubricating ball and roller bearings are used in the tool and relubrication is not required. However, it is recommended that, once a year, you take or send the tool to a service center for a thorough cleaning, inspection and
lubrication of the gear case.
Blades
A dull blade will cause inefficient cutting, overload on the saw motor, excessive splintering and increase the possibility
of kickback. Change blades when it is no longer easy to push the saw through the cut, when the motor is straining, or
when excessive heat is built up in the blade. It is a good practice to keep extra blades on hand so that sharp blades
are available for immediate use. Dull blades can be sharpened in most areas; see SAWS-SHARPENING in the yellow
pages.
Electric Brake (DW369 Only)
Your saw has an automatic electric brake which is designed to stop the blade from coasting in about two seconds,
after you release the trigger switch. It is useful when making certain cuts in wood where a coasting blade would
result in a wide, imprecise cut.
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Tool Specifications
Hardened gum on the blade can be removed with kerosene, turpentine, or oven cleaner. Anti-stick coated blades
can be used in applications where excessive build-up is encountered, such as pressure treated and green lumber.
Volts
Frequency
Watts:
RPM:
Blade Diameter:
ACCESSORIES
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available at extra cost from your local service center.
CAUTION: The use of any non-recommended accessory may be hazardous.
DO NOT USE WATER FEED ATTACHMENTS WITH THIS SAW.
VISUALLY EXAMINE CARBIDE BLADES BEFORE USE. REPLACE IF DAMAGED.
Recommended Blade Types
DW3173A
184 mm
20/16 mm
20 teeth
DW3176A
184 mm
20/16 mm
36 teeth
If you need any assistance in locating any accessory, please contact DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., 20 Fletcher Road,
Mooroolbark, VIC 3138 Australia or call 1800 654 155 or (NZ) 09 526 2556.
Guarantee
Applicable to hand held Power Tools, Lasers and Nailers.
Three Year Limited Warranty
DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the
date of purchase. Please return the complete unit, transportation prepaid, to any DEWALT Service Centre, or any
authorised service station.
For warranty repair information, call (AUS) 1800 654 155 or (NZ) 09 526 2556.
This warranty does not apply to
• Accessories
• Damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others.
• Damage due to misuse, neglect, wear and tear, alteration or modification.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights under the provisions of the Consumer
Guarantee Act 1993 (New Zealand only), Trade Practices Act 1974 and State Legislation (Australia only).
In addition to the warranty, DEWALT tools are covered by our:
FREE ONE YEAR SERVICE CONTRACT
DEWALT will also maintain the tool for free at any time during the first year of purchase. This includes labour, parts
and lubrication required to restore the product to sound mechanical and/or electrical condition. Normal wear parts
are not covered in this service. Carbon brushes worn more then 50% will be replaced.
NOTE: Three Year Warranty is not applicable to items deemed as consumables. Radial arm saws are covered by
a one (1) year warranty only. DEWALT Reserves the right to review its warranty policy prior to launch of any new
business development products.
30 DAY NO SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
If you are dissatisfied with any DEWALT power tool, laser or nailer, for any reason, simply return it to the point of
purchase with your sales receipt within 30 days for a replacement unit or a full refund.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are missing, call (AUS) 1800
654 155 or (NZ) 09 526 2556 for a free replacement.
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DW367-XE
230 V AC ~
50 Hz
1600 W
5800/min
184 mm (7-1/4”)
DW368-XE, DW369-XE
230 V AC ~
50 Hz
1800 W
5800/min
184 mm (7-1/4”)
DEWALT Industrial Tool Co.,
701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286 • 20 Fletcher Road, Mooroolbark, VIC 3138 Australia
(JUN06)
Form No. 643170-00
DC367-XE, DW368-XE, DW369-XE
Copyright © 2006 DEWALT
The following are trademarks for one or more DEWALT power tools: the yellow and black color scheme; the “D” shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box configuration; and the array of lozengeshaped humps on the surface of the tool.
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