DWS780 | DeWalt DWS780 MITRE SAW Type 11 instruction manual

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DWS779, DWS780
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Technical Data
UK & Ireland
Power input
Blade diameter
Blade bore
Blade body thickness
Max. blade speed
U.K. & Ireland
Max. cross-cut capacity 90°
Max. mitre capacity 45°
Max. depth of cut 90°
Max. depth of bevel cross-cut 45°
Mitre (max. positions)
Bevel (max. positions)
0° mitre
Resulting width at max. height 112 mm
Resulting width at max. height 110 mm
Resulting height at max. width 345 mm
45° mitre left
Resulting width at max. height 112 mm
Resulting height at max. width 244 mm
45° mitre right
Resulting width at max. height 112 mm
Resulting height at max. width 244 mm
45° bevel left
Resulting width at max. height 63 mm
Resulting height at max. width 345 mm
45° bevel right
Resulting width at max. height 62 mm
Resulting height at max. width 345 mm
Automatic blade brake time
U.K. & Ireland
230V tools
230V tools
10 Amperes, mains
13 Amperes, in plugs
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.
NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to personal injury which,
if not avoided, may result in property damage.
Denotes risk of electric shock.
EC-Declaration of Conformity
Machinery Directive
< 10
Noise values and vibration values (triax vector sum) according to EN61029
LPA (emission sound pressure level)
LWA (sound power level)
K (uncertainty for the given sound level)
< 2.5
< 2.5
The vibration emission level given in this information sheet has been
measured in accordance with a standardised test given in EN61029 and
may be used to compare one tool with another. It may be used for a
preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: The declared vibration emission level represents the
main applications of the tool. However if the tool is used for different
applications, with different accessories or poorly maintained, the
vibration emission may differ. This may significantly increase the
exposure level over the total working period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should also take
into account the times when the tool is switched off or when it is
running but not actually doing the job. This may significantly reduce
the exposure level over the total working period.
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator from the
effects of vibration such as: maintain the tool and the accessories, keep
the hands warm, organisation of work patterns.
Denotes risk of fire.
< 10
Vibration emission value ah =
Uncertainty K =
Mitre saw
DWS779, DWS780
DeWALT declares that these products described under Technical Data are
in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN61029-1:2009 +A11:2010, EN61029-2-9:2012 +A11:2013
These products also comply with Directive 2014/30/EU and 2011/65/EU. For
more information, please contact DeWALT at the following address or refer
to the back of the manual.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical file and
makes this declaration on behalf of DeWALT.
Markus Rompel
Director Engineering
DeWALT, Richard-Klinger-Straße 11,
D-65510, Idstein, Germany
Safety Instructions
WARNING! When using electric tools basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury including the following.
Read all these instructions before attempting to operate this product and save
these instructions.
General Safety Rules
1 . Keep work area clear.
ʵʵ Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
2 . Consider work area environment.
Do not expose the tool to rain. Do not use the tool in damp or wet
conditions. Keep the work area well lit (250–300 Lux). Do not use the tool
where there is a risk of causing fire or explosion, e.g., in the presence of
flammable liquids and gases.
3 . Guard against electric shock.
ʵʵ Avoid body contact with earthed surfaces (e.g., pipes, radiators,
cookers and refrigerators). When using the tool under extreme
conditions (e.g., high humidity, when metal swarf is being produced,
etc.), electric safety can be improved by inserting an isolating
transformer or a (FI) earth-leakage circuit-breaker.
4 . Keep other persons away.
ʵʵ Do not let persons, especially children, not involved in the work, touch
the tool or the extension cord and keep them away from the work
5 . Store idle tools.
ʵʵ When not in use, tools must be stored in a dry place and locked up
securely, out of reach of children.
6 . Do not force the tool.
ʵʵ It will do the job better and safer at the rate to which it was intended.
7 . Use the right tool.
ʵʵ Do not force small tools to do the job of a heavy duty tool. Do not use
tools for purposes not intended; for example do not use circular saws
to cut tree limbs or logs.
8 . Dress properly.
ʵʵ Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, as these can be caught in
moving parts. Non-skid footwear is recommended when working
outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
9 . Use protective equipment.
ʵʵ Always use safety glasses. Use a face or dust mask if working
operations create dust or flying particles. If these particles might
be considerably hot, also wear a heat-resistant apron. Wear ear
protection at all times. Wear a safety helmet at all times.
10 . Connect dust extraction equipment.
ʵʵ If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and
collecting equipment, ensure these are connected and properly used.
11 . Do not abuse the cord.
ʵʵ Never yank the cord to disconnect it from the socket. Keep the
cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges. Never carry the tool by its
12 . Secure work.
ʵʵ Where possible use clamps or a vice to hold the work. It is safer than
using your hand and it frees both hands to operate the tool.
13 . Do not overreach.
ʵʵ Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
14 . Maintain tools with care.
ʵʵ Keep cutting tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
Inspect tools periodically and if damaged have them repaired by an
authorized service facility. Keep handles and switches dry, clean and
free from oil and grease.
15 . Disconnect tools.
ʵʵ When not in use, before servicing and when changing accessories such
as blades, bits and cutters, disconnect tools from the power supply.
16 . Remove adjusting keys and wrenches.
ʵʵ Form the habit of checking to see that adjusting keys and wrenches
are removed from the tool before operating the tool.
17 . Avoid unintentional starting.
ʵʵ Do not carry the tool with a finger on the switch. Be sure that the tool
is in the “off” position before plugging in.
18 . Use outdoor extension leads.
ʵʵ Before use, inspect the extension cable and replace if damaged.
When the tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords intended for
outdoor use and marked accordingly.
19 . Stay alert.
ʵʵ Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate the
tool when you are tired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
20 . Check for damaged parts.
ʵʵ Before use, carefully check the tool and mains cable to determine
that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check
for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage
of parts, mounting and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly
repaired or replaced by an authorized service centre unless otherwise
indicated in this instruction manual. Have defective switches replaced
by an authorized service centre. Do not use the tool if the switch does
not turn it on and off. Never attempt any repairs yourself.
WARNING! The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those recommended in this
instruction manual may present a risk of personal injury.
21 . Have your tool repaired by a qualified person.
ʵʵ This electric tool complies relevant safety rules. Repairs should only be
carried out by qualified persons using original spare parts; otherwise
this may result in considerable danger to the user.
Additional Safety Rules for Mitre Saws
The machine is provided with a special configured power supply cord
which can only be replaced by the manufacturer or its authorised
service agent.
Do not use the saw to cut other materials than those recommended by
the manufacturer.
Do not operate the machine without guards in position, or if guards do not
function or are not maintained properly.
Ensure that the arm is securely fixed when performing bevel cuts.
Keep the floor area around the machine level, well-maintained and free of
loose materials, e.g., chips and cut-offs.
Use correctly sharpened saw blades. Observe the maximum speed mark on
the saw blade.
Select the correct blade for the material to be cut.
Make sure all locking knobs and clamp handles are tight before starting
any operation.
Never place either hand in the blade area when the saw is connected to
the electrical power source.
Do not reach behind the fence with either hand closer than 100 mm from
either side of the saw blade, to remove wood scraps, or for any other
reason while the blade is spinning. The proximity of the spinning saw
blade to your hand may not be obvious and you may be seriously injured.
Never attempt to stop a machine in motion rapidly by jamming a tool or
other means against the blade; serious accidents can occur.
Before using any accessory consult the instruction manual.
The improper use of an accessory can cause damage.
Use a holder or wear gloves when handling a saw blade or rough material.
Ensure that the saw blade is mounted correctly before use.
Make sure that the blade rotates in the correct direction.
Do not use blades of larger or smaller diameter than recommended. For
the proper blade rating refer to the technical data. Use only the blades
specified in this manual, complying with EN 847-1.
Do consider applying specially designed noise-reduction blades.
Do not use HIGH SPEED STEEL blades.
Do not use cracked or damaged saw blades.
Do not use any abrasive or diamond discs.
Never use your saw without the kerf plate.
Before each cut ensure that the machine is stable.
Raise the blade from the kerf in the workpiece prior to releasing the switch.
Do not wedge anything against the fan to hold the motor shaft.
The blade guard on your saw will automatically raise when the head
up-lock release lever is pushed and the arm is brought down; it will lower
over the blade as the arm is raised.
Never raise the blade guard manually unless the saw is switched off. The
guard can be raised by hand when installing or removing saw blades or
for inspection of the saw.
Check periodically that the motor air slots are clean and free of chips.
Replace the kerf plate when worn. Refer to service parts list included.
Disconnect the machine from the mains before carrying out any
maintenance work or when changing the blade.
Never perform any cleaning or maintenance work when the machine is
still running and the head is not in the upper position.
If you use an LED to indicate the cutting line, make sure that the LED
is of class 2 according to EN 62471. Do not replace an LED diode with
a different type. If damaged, have the LED repaired by an authorised
repair agent.
The front section of the guard is louvered for visibility while cutting.
Although the louvers dramatically reduce flying debris, they are openings
in the guard and safety glasses should be worn at all times when viewing
through the louvers.
Connect the saw to a dust collection device when sawing wood. Always
consider factors which influence exposure of dust such as:
ʵʵ type of material to be machined (chip board produces more dust than
ʵʵ sharpness of the saw blade;
ʵʵ correct adjustment of the saw blade;
ʵʵ dust extractor with air velocity not less than 20m/s.
Ensure that the local extraction as well as hoods, baffles and chutes are
properly adjusted.
Please be aware of the following factors influencing exposure
to noise:
ʵʵ use saw blades designed to reduce the emitted noise;
ʵʵ use only well sharpened saw blades.
Machine maintenance shall be conducted periodically.
Provide adequate general or localized lighting.
Ensure that any spacers and spindle rings are suitable for the purpose as
stated in this manual.
Refrain from removing any cut-offs or other parts of the workpiece from
the cutting area while the machine is running and the saw head is not in
the upper position.
Never cut workpieces shorter than 200 mm.
Without additional support the machine is designed to accept the
maximum workpiece size for cross-cutting:
ʵʵ Maximum height: 112 mm
ʵʵ Maximum width: 345 mm
ʵʵ Maximum length: 600 mm
ʵʵ L onger workpiece needs to be supported by suitable additional
support, e.g. DE7023-XJ or DE7033-XJ legstand. Always clamp the
workpiece safely.
In case of an accident or machine failure, immediately turn the machine
off and disconnect machine from the power source.
Report the failure and mark the machine in suitable form to prevent other
people from using the defective machine.
When the saw blade is blocked due to abnormal feed force during cutting,
turn the machine off and disconnect it from power supply. Remove the
workpiece and ensure that the saw blade runs free. Turn the machine on
and start new cutting operation with reduced feed force.
Never cut light alloy, especially magnesium.
Whenever the situation allows, mount the machine to a bench using bolts
with a diameter of 8 mm and 80 mm in length.
Ensure the operator is adequately trained in the use, adjustment and
operation of the machine.
Before working select the correct saw blade for the material to be cut.
Use only saw blades where the speed marked on the saw blade is at least
equal to the speed marked on the rating blade.
Ensure before each cut that the machine is located on an even and stable
surface to prevent movement.
WARNING: We recommend the use of a residual current device with a
residual current rating of 30mA or less.
Residual Risks
The following risks are inherent to the use of saws:
• Injuries caused by touching the rotating parts.
In spite of the application of the relevant safety regulations and the
implementation of safety devices, certain residual risks cannot be avoided.
These are:
• Impairment of hearing.
• Risk of accidents caused by the uncovered parts of the rotating saw blade.
• Risk of injury when changing the blade.
• Risk of squeezing fingers when opening the guards.
• Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed when sawing wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF.
The following factors increase the risk of breathing problems:
• No dust extractor connected when sawing wood.
• Insufficient dust extraction caused by uncleaned exhaust filters.
Markings on Tool
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Read instruction manual before use.
Carrying point.
Keep hands away from blade.
Keep hands 100 mm from either side of saw blade.
Do not stare directly into the light source.
Date Code Position (Fig. A1)
The date code 9 , which also includes the year of manufacture, is printed
into the housing.
2016 XX XX
Year of Manufacture
Package Contents
The package contains:
1 Assembled mitre saw
1 Blade wrench
1 Saw blade
1 Material clamp
1 Instruction manual
ʵʵ Check for damage to the tool, parts or accessories which may have
occurred during transport.
ʵʵ Take the time to thoroughly read and understand this manual prior
to operation.
Description (Fig. A1–E)
WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part of it. Damage or
personal injury could result.
Fig. A1
1 Lower guard
2 Head up-lock release lever
3 Operating handle
4 Carrying handle
5 Motor housing
6 Motor end cap
7 Rail lock knob
8 Rail set screw adjustment
9 Date code
10 Rails
11 Bevel scale
12 Lock down pin
13 Fence adjustment knob
14 Fence
15 Base fence
16 Hand indentation
17 Table
18 Bench mounting holes
19 Mitre scale
20 Dust duct inlet
21 Mitre lock handle
22 Mitre latch button
23 Kerf plate
Fig. A2
24 Trigger switch
25 XPS™ on/off switch
26 Wing nut
27 Depth adjustment screw
28 Grooving stop
29 Blade wrench
30 Base
31 Bevel lock knob
32 0° bevel stop
33 Belt cover
34 Electronic speed control dial (DWS780 only)
Optional accessories
Fig. B
35 DE7082-XJ Workpiece clamp
Fig. C
36 DE7053-XJ Dustbag
Fig. D
37 DE7023-XJ / DE7033-XJ Leg stand
Fig. E
38 DE7025-XJ Clamp brackets
Intended Use
Your DeWALT DWS779, DWS780 Mitre Saw has been designed for
professional cutting of wood, wood products and plastics. It performs the
sawing operations of cross-cutting, bevelling and mitring easily, accurately
and safely.
This unit is designed for use with a nominal blade diameter 305 mm carbide
tip blade.
DO NOT use under wet conditions or in the presence of flammable liquids
or gases.
These mitre saws are professional power tools.
DO NOT let children come into contact with the tool. Supervision is
required when inexperienced operators use this tool.
WARNING! Do not use the machine for purposes other than intended.
• This product is not intended for use by persons (including children)
suffering from diminished physical, sensory or mental abilities; lack of
experience, knowledge or skills unless they are supervised by a person
responsible for their safety. Children should never be left alone with this
Electrical Safety
The electric motor has been designed for one voltage only. Always check
that the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Your DeWALT tool is double insulated in accordance with
EN61029; therefore no earth wire is required.
WARNING: 115 V units have to be operated via a fail-safe isolating
transformer with an earth screen between the primary and secondary
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a specially prepared
cord available through the DeWALT service organisation.
Mains Plug Replacement (U.K. & Ireland Only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
• Safely dispose of the old plug.
• Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the plug.
• Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
WARNING: No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs. Recommended
fuse: 13 A.
Fitting a Mains Plug to 115 V Units
(U.K. and Ireland Only)
ʵʵ The plug fitted should be comply with BS EN 60309 (BS4343),
16 Amps, earthing contact position 4h.
WARNING: Always ensure that the cable clamp is correctly and
securely fitted to the sheath of the cable.
Using an Extension Cable
If an extension cable is required, use an approved 3–core extension cable
suitable for the power input of this tool (see Technical Data).The minimum
conductor size is 1.5 mm2; the maximum length is 30 m.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, turn unit off and
disconnect machine from power source before installing and
removing accessories, before adjusting or changing set-ups
or when making repairs. Be sure the trigger switch is in the OFF
position. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
Unpacking (Fig. A1, F)
1. Open the box and lift the saw out by the con­venient carrying handle 4 ,
as shown in figure F.
2. Place the saw on a smooth, flat surface.
3. Release the rail lock knob 7 , and push the saw head back to lock it in
the rear position.
4. Press down lightly on the operating handle 3 and pull out the lock
down pin 12 .
5. Gently release the downward pressure and hold the operating handle,
allowing it to rise to its full height.
Bench Mounting (Fig. A1)
Holes 18 are provided in all four feet to facilitate bench mounting. Two
different-sized holes are provided to accommodate different sizes of screws.
Use either hole; it is not necessary to use both.
Always mount your saw firmly to a stable surface to prevent movement.
To enhance the tool’s portability, it can be mounted to a piece of 12.7 mm
or thicker plywood which can then be clamped to your work support or
moved to other job sites and reclamped.
NOTE: If you elect to mount your saw to a piece of plywood, make sure that
the mounting screws don’t protrude from the bottom of the wood. The
plywood must sit flush on the work support. When clamping the saw to
any work surface, clamp only on the clamping bosses where the mounting
screw holes are located. Clamping at any other point will interfere with the
proper operation of the saw.
CAUTION: To prevent binding and inaccuracy, be sure the mounting
surface is not warped or otherwise uneven. If the saw rocks on the
surface, place a thin piece of material under one saw foot until the saw
sits firmly on the mounting surface.
Changing or Installing a New Saw Blade
Removing the Blade (Fig. G1–G4)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, turn unit off and
disconnect machine from power source before installing and
removing accessories, before adjusting or changing set-ups
or when making repairs. Be sure the trigger switch is in the OFF
position. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
• Never depress the spindle lock button while the blade is under
power or coasting.
• Do not cut light alloy and ferrous metal (containing iron or steel)
or masonry or fibre cement product with this mitre saw.
• Depress the head up-lock release lever 2 to release the lower
guard 1 , then raise the lower guard as far as possible.
1. Unplug the saw.
2. Raise the arm to the upper position and raise the lower guard 1 as far
as possible.
3. Depress the spindle lock button 40 while carefully rotating the saw
blade by hand until the lock engages.
4. Keeping the button depressed, use the other hand and the wrench
provided 29 to loosen the blade screw. (Turn clockwise, left-hand
5. Remove the blade screw 39 , outer clamp washer 41 and blade 42 .
The inner clamp washer 43 may be left on the spindle.
Installing a Blade (Fig. G1–G4)
1. Unplug the saw.
2. With the arm raised and the lower guard held open, place the blade on
the spindle, and seat it on the inner blade clamp with the teeth at the
bottom of the blade pointing toward the back of the saw.
3. Assemble the outer clamp washer onto the spindle.
4. Install the blade screw and, engaging the spindle lock, tighten the
screw firmly with wrench provided (turn counterclockwise, lefthand threads).
WARNING! Be aware the saw blade shall be replaced in the described
way only. Only use saw blades as specified under Technical Data;
Cat. no.: DT4260 is suggested.
Transporting the Saw (Fig. A1, A2)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
ALWAYS lock the rail lock knob, mitre lock handle, bevel lock handle,
lock down pin and fence adjustment knobs before transporting saw.
Never use guards for transporting or lift up.
In order to conveniently carry the mitre saw, a carrying handle 4 has been
included on the top of the saw arm.
• To transport the saw, lower the head and depress the lock down
pin 12 .
• Lock the rail lock knob with the saw head in the front position, lock the
mitre arm in the full left mitre angle, slide the fence 14 completely
inward and lock the bevel lock knob 31 with the saw head in the
vertical position to make the tool as compact as possible.
• Always use the carrying handle 4 or the hand indentations 16 .
Features and Controls
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, turn unit off and
disconnect machine from power source before installing and
removing accessories, before adjusting or changing set-ups
or when making repairs. Be sure the trigger switch is in the OFF
position. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
Mitre Control (Fig. H)
The mitre lock handle 21 and mitre latch button 22 allow you to mitre
your saw to 60° right and 50° left. To mitre the saw, lift the mitre lock
handle, push the mitre latch button and set the mitre angle desired on the
mitre scale 19 . Push down on the mitre lock handle to lock the mitre angle.
Bevel Lock Knob (Fig. A2)
The bevel lock allows you to bevel the saw 49° left or right. To adjust the
bevel setting, turn the knob 31 counterclockwise. The saw head bevels
easily to the left or to the right once the 0° bevel override knob is pulled. To
tighten, turn the bevel lock knob clockwise.
0° Bevel Override (Fig. A2)
The bevel stop override 32 allows you to bevel the saw to the right past
the 0° mark.
When engaged, the saw will automatically stop at 0° when brought up
from the left. To temporarily move past 0° to the right, pull the bevel lock
knob 31 . Once the knob is released, the override will be reengaged. The
bevel lock knob can be locked out by twisting the knob 180°.
When at 0°, the override locks in place. To operate the override, bevel the
saw slightly to the left.
45° Bevel Stop Override (Fig. I)
There are two bevel stop override levers, one on each side of the saw.
To bevel the saw, left or right, past 45°, push the 45° bevel override lever
50 rearward. When in the rearward position, the saw can bevel past
these stops. When the 45° stops are needed, pull the 45° bevel override
lever forward.
Crown Bevel Pawls (Fig. I, J)
NOTE: Crown bevel cuts can be made with both the DWS779 and the
DWS780, though only the DWS780 has hard stops for a fast and accurate
setting at 22.5° and 33.86°.
When cutting crown molding laying flat, your saw is equipped to accurately
and rapidly set a crown stop, left or right (refer to Instructions for Cutting
Crown Molding Laying Flat and Using the Compound Features)
DWS780 (Fig. I)
The crown bevel pawl 52 can be rotated to contact the crown
adjustment screw.
To reverse the crown bevel pawl, remove the retaining screw, the 22.5°
bevel pawl 51 and the 30° crown bevel pawl 52 . Flip the crown bevel
pawl 52 so the 33.86° text is facing up. Reattach the screw to secure the
22.5° bevel pawl and the crown bevel pawl. The accuracy setting will not
be affected.
22.5° Bevel Pawls (DWS780, Fig. I)
Your saw is equipped to rapidly and accurately set a 22.5° bevel, left or right.
The 22.5° bevel pawl 51 can be rotated to contact the crown adjustment
screw 49 .
Rail Lock Knob (Fig. A1)
The rail lock knob 7 allows you to lock the saw head firmly to keep it from
sliding on the rails 10 . This is necessary when making certain cuts or when
transporting the saw.
Grooving Stop (Fig. A2)
The grooving stop 28 allows the depth of cut of the blade to be limited.
The stop is useful for applications such as grooving and tall vertical cuts.
Rotate the grooving stop forward and adjust the depth adjustment screw
27 to set the desired depth of cut. To secure the adjustment, tighten the
wing nut 26 . Rotating the grooving stop to the rear of the saw will bypass
the grooving stop feature. If the depth adjustment screw is too tight to
loosen by hand, the provided blade wrench 29 can be used to loosen
the screw.
Lock Down Pin (Fig. A1)
WARNING: The lock down pin should be used only when carrying
or storing the saw. NEVER use the lock down pin for any cutting
To lock the saw head in the down position, push the saw head down, push
the lock down pin 12 in and release the saw head. This will hold the saw
head safely down for moving the saw from place to place. To release, press
the saw head down and pull the pin out.
Slide Lock Lever (Fig. K2, U) DWS780 only
The slide lock lever 60 places the saw in a position to maximize cutting of
base moulding when cut vertically as shown in Figure U.
Your mitre saw is fully and accurately adjusted at the factory at the time of
manufacture. If readjustment due to shipping and handling or any other
reason is required, follow the instructions below to adjust your saw. Once
made, these adjustments should remain accurate.
Mitre Scale Adjustment (Fig. H, L)
1. Unlock the mitre lock handle 21 and swing the mitre arm until the
mitre latch button 22 locks it at the 0° mitre position. Do not lock the
mitre lock handle.
2. Place a square against the saw’s fence and blade, as shown. (Do not
touch the tips of the blade teeth with the square. To do so will cause an
inaccurate measure­ment.)
3. If the saw blade is not exactly perpendicular to the fence, loosen the
four screws 46 that hold the mitre scale 19 and move the mitre lock
handle and the scale left or right until the blade is perpendicular to the
fence, as measured with the square.
4. Retighten the four screws. Pay no attention to the reading of the mitre
pointer 44 at this time.
Mitre Pointer Adjustment (Fig. H)
1. Unlock the mitre lock handle 21 to move the mitre arm to the
zero position.
2. With the mitre lock handle unlocked, allow the mitre latch to snap into
place as you rotate the mitre arm to zero.
3. Observe the mitre pointer 44 and mitre scale 19 shown in figure H.
If the pointer does not indicate exactly zero, loosen the mitre pointer
screw 45 holding the pointer in place, reposition the pointer and
tighten the screw.
Bevel Square to Table Adjustment
(Fig. A1, A2, I, J, M)
1. To align the blade square to the table, lock the arm in the down
position with the lock down pin 12 .
2. Place a square against the blade, ensuring the square is not on top of a
tooth (Fig. M).
3. Loosen the bevel lock knob 31 and ensure the arm is firmly against the
0° bevel stop.
4. Rotate the 0° bevel adjustment screw ( 54 Fig. I, J) with the 13 mm
blade wrench 29 as necessary so that the blade is at 0° bevel to the
Bevel Pointer Adjustment (Fig. I, J)
If the bevel pointers 48 do not indicate zero, loosen each screw 47 that
holds each bevel pointer in place and move them as necessary. Ensure the
0° bevel is correct and the bevel pointers are set before adjusting any other
bevel angle screws.
Bevel Stop 45° Right and Left Adjustment
(Fig. A2, I)
To adjust the right 45° bevel stop:
1. Loosen the bevel lock knob 31 and pull the 0° bevel stop 32 to
override the 0° bevel stop.
2. When the saw is fully to the right, if the bevel pointer 48 does not
indicate exactly 45°, turn the left 45° bevel adjustment screw 53 with
the 13 mm blade wrench 29 until the bevel pointer indicates 45°.
To adjust the left 45° bevel stop:
3. Loosen the bevel lock knob and tilt the head to the left.
4. If the bevel pointer does not indicate exactly 45°, turn the right 45°
bevel adjustment screw until the bevel pointer reads 45°.
Adjusting the Bevel Stop to 22.5° (or 30°)
(Fig. A2, I)
NOTE: Adjust the bevel angles only after performing the 0° bevel angle and
bevel pointer adjustment.
To set the left 22.5° bevel angle, flip out the left 22.5° bevel pawl 51 .
Loosen the bevel lock knob 31 and tilt the head fully to the left. If the bevel
pointer 48 does not indicate exactly 22.5°, turn the crown adjustment
screw 49 contacting the pawl with a 10 mm wrench until the bevel pointer
reads 22.5°.
To adjust the right 22.5° bevel angle, flip out the right 22.5° bevel pawl.
Loosen the bevel lock knob and pull the 0° bevel stop 32 to override the 0°
bevel stop. When the saw is fully to the right, if the bevel pointer does not
indicate exactly 22.5°, turn the crown adjustment screw 49 contacting the
pawl with a 10 mm wrench until the bevel pointer indicates exactly 22.5°.
Fence Adjustment (Fig. A1)
The upper part of the fence can be adjusted to provide clearance, allowing
the saw to bevel to a full 49° both left and right.
1. To adjust each fence 14 , loosen the fence adjustment knob 13 and
slide the fence outward.
2. Make a dry run with the saw turned off and check for clearance.
3. Adjust the fence to be as close to the blade as practical to provide
maximum workpiece support, without interfering with arm up and
down movement.
4. Tighten the fence adjustment knob securely.
5. When the bevel operations are complete, relocate the fence.
For certain cuts, it may be desirable to bring the fences closer to the blade.
To do so, back the fence adjustment knobs 13 out two turns and move
the fences closer to the blade past the normal limit, then tighten the fence
adjustment knobs. Make a dry cut first to ensure the blade does not contact
the fences.
NOTE: The tracks of the fences can become clogged with sawdust. Use a
brush or some low pressure air to clear the guide grooves.
Guard Actuation and Visibility (Fig. A1)
The lower guard 1 on your saw has been designed to automatically
uncover the blade when the arm is brought down and to cover the blade
when the arm is raised.
The guard can be raised by hand when installing or removing saw blades
or for inspection of the saw. NEVER RAISE THE lower GUARD MANUALLY
Kerf Plate Adjustment (Fig. A1)
To adjust the kerf plates 23 , loosen the screws holding the kerf plates
in place. Adjust so that the kerf plates are as close as possible without
interfering with the blade’s movement.
If a zero kerf width is desired, adjust the kerf plates as close to each other
as possible. They can now be cut slowly with the saw blade to give the
smallest gap possible between the blade and the kerf plates.
Rail Guide Adjustment (Fig. A1)
Regularly check the rails 10 for play or clearance.
The right rail can be adjusted with the set screw 8 . To reduce clearance,
use a 4 mm hex wrench and rotate the set screw clockwise gradually while
sliding the saw head back and forth.
Mitre Lock Adjustment (Fig. A1, N)
The mitre lock rod 55 should be adjusted if the table of the saw can be
moved when the mitre lock handle is locked (down).
1. Put the mitre lock handle 21 in the unlocked (up) position.
2. Using a 13 mm open end wrench, loosen the lock nut 56 on the mitre
lock rod.
3. Using a slotted screwdriver, tighten the mitre lock rod by turning it
clockwise as shown in Figure N. Turn the lock rod until it is snug, then
turn counterclockwise one turn.
4. Re-lock the mitre lock to a non-detented measurement on the mitre
scale – for example, 34° – and make sure the table will not rotate.
5. Tighten lock nut.
Prior to Operation
• Install the appropriate saw blade. Do not use excessively worn blades.
The maximum rotation speed of the tool must not exceed that of the
saw blade. Do not use any abrasive blades.
• Do not attempt to cut excessively small pieces.
• Allow the blade to cut freely. Do not force.
• Allow the motor to reach full speed before cutting.
• Make sure all locking knobs and clamp handles are tight.
• Secure the workpiece.
• Although this saw will cut wood and many nonferrous materials, these
operating instructions refer to the cutting of wood only. The same
guidelines apply to the other materials. Do not cut ferrous (iron and
steel) materials, fibre cement or masonry with this saw!
• Make sure to use the kerf plate. Do not operate the machine if the kerf
slot is wider than 10 mm.
Instructions for Use
WARNING: Always observe the safety instructions and
applicable regulations.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, turn unit off and
disconnect machine from power source before installing and
removing accessories, before adjusting or changing set-ups
or when making repairs. Be sure the trigger switch is in the OFF
position. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
Refer to Saw Blades under Optional Accessories to select the blade that
best fits your needs.
Ensure the machine is placed to satisfy your ergonomic conditions in terms
of table height and stability. The machine site shall be chosen so that the
operator has a good overview and enough free surrounding space around
the machine that allows handling of the workpiece without any restrictions.
To reduce effects of vibration make sure the environment temperature is
not too cold, the machine and accessories are well maintained and the
workpiece size is suitable for this machine.
The attention of UK users is drawn to the “woodworking machines regulations
1974” and any subsequent amendments.
Plug the saw into any household 60 Hz power source. Refer to the
nameplate for voltage. Be sure the cord will not interfere with your work.
Proper Body and Hand Position (Fig. O1, O2)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, ALWAYS use
proper hand position as shown in Figure O1.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, ALWAYS hold
securely in anticipation of a sudden reaction.
Never place hands near cutting area. Place hands no closer than
100 mm from the blade.
Hold the workpiece tightly to the table and the fence when cutting.
Keep hands in position until the trigger has been released and the blade
has completely stopped.
Keep both feet firmly on the floor and maintain proper balance. As you
move the mitre arm left and right, follow it and stand slightly to the side
of the saw blade.
Sight through the guard louvers when following a pencil line.
Switching On and Off (Fig. A2)
To turn the saw on, depress the trigger switch 24 . To turn the tool off,
release the trigger switch.
Allow the blade to spin up to full operating speed before making the cut.
Release the trigger switch and allow the brake to stop the blade before
raising the saw head.
A hole is provided in the trigger switch for insertion of a padlock to lock the
saw off.
Setting the Variable Speed (Fig. A2)
The speed control dial 34 can be used for advance setting of the required
range of speed.
• Turn the speed control dial 34 to the desired range, which is indicated
by a number.
• Use high speeds for sawing soft materials such as wood.
Use low speeds for sawing metal.
Use of XPS™ LED Worklight System (Fig. A1, A2)
NOTE: The mitre saw must be connected to a power source.
The XPS™ LED Worklight System is equipped with an on/off switch 25 .
The XPS™ LED Worklight System is independent of the mitre saw’s trigger
switch. The light does not need to be on in order to operate the saw.
To cut through an existing pencil line on a piece of wood:
1. Turn on the XPS™ system, then pull down on the operating handle 3 to bring the saw blade close to the wood. The shadow of the blade will
appear on the wood.
2. Align the pencil line with the edge of the blade’s shadow. You may
have to adjust the mitre or bevel angles in order to match the pencil
line exactly.
Basic Saw Cuts (Fig. A1, A2, P, Q)
If the slide feature is not used, ensure the saw head is pushed back as far
as possible and the rail lock knob 7 is tightened. This will prevent the saw
from sliding along its rails as the workpiece is engaged.
Cutting of multiple pieces is not recommended but can be done safely by
ensuring that each piece is held firmly against the table and fence.
Straight Vertical Crosscut
1. Set and lock the mitre arm at zero, and hold the wood firmly on the
table 17 and against the fence 14 .
2. With the rail lock knob 7 tightened, turn on the saw by squeezing the
trigger switch 24 .
3. When the saw comes up to speed, lower the arm smoothly and slowly
to cut through the wood. Let the blade come to a full stop before
raising arm.
Sliding Crosscut (Fig. P)
When cutting anything larger than a 51 x 150 mm (51 x 105 mm at
45° mitre) workpiece, use an out-down-back motion with the rail lock knob
7 loosened.
Pull the saw out toward you, lower the saw head down toward the
workpiece, and slowly push the saw back to complete the cut.
Do not allow the saw to contact the top of the workpiece while pulling out.
The saw may run toward you, possibly causing personal injury or damage
to the workpiece.
Mitre Crosscut (Fig. Q)
The mitre angle is often 45° for making corners, but can be set anywhere
from zero to 50° left or 60° right. Proceed as for a straight vertical crosscut.
When performing a mitre cut on workpieces wider than 51 x 105 mm that
are shorter in length, always place the longer side against the fence.
Bevel Cut (Fig. A1, A2)
Bevel angles can be set from 49° right to 49° left and can be cut with the
mitre arm set between 50° left or 60° right. Refer to the Features and
Controls section for detailed instructions on the bevel system.
1. Loosen the bevel lock 31 , and move the saw to the left or right as
desired. It is necessary to move the fence 14 to allow clearance.
Tighten the fence adjustment knob 13 after positioning the fences.
2. Tighten the bevel lock firmly.
At some extreme angles, the right or left side fence might have to be
removed. Refer to Fence Adjustment in the Adjustments section for
important information on adjusting the fences for certain bevel cuts.
To remove the left or right fence, unscrew the fence adjustment knob 13 several turns and slide the fence out.
Grooving (Fig. A2)
Your saw is equipped with a grooving stop 28 , depth adjustment screw
27 and wing nut 26 to allow for groove cutting.
• Flip the grooving stop 28 towards the front of the saw.
• Adjust the wing nut 26 and depth adjustment screw 27 to set the
depth of the groove cut.
• Place a piece of scrap material of approx. 5 cm between fence and
workpiece in order to perform a straight groove cut.
Quality of Cut
The smoothness of any cut depends on a number of variables, such as the
material being cut, blade type, blade sharpness and rate of cut.
When smoothest cuts are desired for molding and other precision work, a
sharp (60 tooth carbide) blade and a slower, even cutting rate will produce
the desired results.
WARNING: Ensure that the material does not move or creep while
cutting; clamp it securely in place. Always let the blade come to a full
stop before raising arm. If small fibers of wood still split out at the rear
of the workpiece, stick a piece of masking tape on the wood where
the cut will be made. Saw through the tape and carefully remove tape
when finished.
Clamping the Workpiece (Fig. B)
WARNING: A workpiece that is clamped, balanced and secure
before a cut may become unbalanced after a cut is completed. An
unbalanced load may tip the saw or anything the saw is attached to,
such as a table or workbench. When making a cut that may become
unbalanced, properly support the workpiece and ensure the saw is
firmly bolted to a stable surface. Personal injury may occur.
WARNING: The clamp foot must remain clamped above the base of
the saw whenever the clamp is used. Always clamp the workpiece to
the base of the saw – not to any other part of the work area. Ensure
the clamp foot is not clamped on the edge of the base of the saw.
CAUTION: Always use a work clamp to maintain control and reduce
the risk of personal injury and workpiece damage.
Use the material clamp 35 provided with your saw. The left or right fence
will slide from side to side to aid in clamping. Other aids such as spring
clamps, bar clamps or C-clamps may be appropriate for certain sizes and
shapes of material.
To Install Clamp
1. Insert it into the hole behind the fence. The clamp should be facing
toward the back of the mitre saw. The groove on the clamp rod should
be fully inserted into the base. Ensure this groove is fully inserted into
the base of the mitre saw. If the groove is visible, the clamp will not
be secure.
2. Rotate the clamp 180° toward the front of the mitre saw.
3. Loosen the knob to adjust the clamp up or down, then use the fine
adjust knob to firmly clamp the workpiece.
NOTE: Place the clamp on the opposite side of the base when beveling.
Support for Long Pieces (Fig. D)
For best results, use the DE7023-XJ or DE7033 leg stands 37 to extend the
table width of your saw. Support long workpieces using any convenient
means such as sawhorses or similar devices to keep the ends from
Cutting Picture Frames, Shadow Boxes And Other
Four-Sided Projects (Fig. R, S)
Try a few simple projects using scrap wood until you develop a “feel” for
your saw. Your saw is the perfect tool for mitring corners like the one shown
in Figure R.
Sketch 1 in Figure S shows a joint made with the bevel adjustment method.
The joint shown can be made using either method.
• Using bevel adjustment:
-- The bevel for the two boards is adjusted to 45° each, producing a
90° corner.
-- The mitre arm is locked in the zero position and the bevel
adjustment is locked at 45°.
-- The wood is positioned with the broad flat side against the table
and the narrow edge against the fence.
• Using mitre adjustment:
-- The same cut can be made by mitring right and left with the broad
surface against the fence.
Cutting Trim Molding and Other Frames
(Fig. S)
Sketch 2 in figure S shows a joint made by setting the mitre arm at 45° to
mitre the two boards to form a 90° corner. To make this type of joint, set
the bevel adjustment to zero and the mitre arm to 45°. Once again, position
the wood with the broad flat side on the table and the narrow edge against
the fence.
The two sketches in Figure S are for four-sided objects only. As the number
of sides changes, so do the mitre and bevel angles. The chart below gives
the proper angles for a variety of shapes, assuming that all sides are of
equal length.
For a shape that is not shown in the chart, use the following formula: 180°
divided by the number of sides equals the mitre (if the material is cut
vertically) or bevel angle (if the material is cut laying flat).
Cutting Compound Mitres (Fig. T)
A compound mitre is a cut made using a mitre angle and a bevel angle at
the same time. This is the type of cut used to make frames or boxes with
slanting sides like the one shown in Figure T.
WARNING: If the cutting angle varies from cut to cut, check that the
bevel lock knob and the mitre lock handle are securely locked. These
must be locked after making any changes in bevel or mitre.
The chart shown below will assist you in selecting the proper bevel and
mitre settings for common compound mitre cuts.
Set this miter angle on saw
Angle of side of box (angle ”A”)
Set this bevel angle on saw
• Select the desired angle A (Fig. T) of your project and locate that angle
on the appropriate arc in the chart.
• From that point follow the chart straight down to find the correct bevel
angle and straight across to find the correct mitre angle.
• Set your saw to the prescribed angles and make a few trial cuts. Practise
fitting the cut pieces together.
Example: To make a 4-sided box with 26° exterior angles (Angle A, Fig. T),
use the upper right arc. Find 26° on the arc scale. Follow the horizontal
Cutting Base Moulding (Fig. K1, K2, U)
To complete straight 90° cuts, position the wood against the fence and hold
it in place as shown in Figure U. Turn on the saw, allow the blade to reach
full speed and lower the arm smoothly through the cut.
Cutting Base Moulding from 76 mm up to 171 mm
High Vertically Against the Fence
NOTE: Move the saw blade in front of the base fence with the support
housing 58 and trunnion 59 73 mm apart, as shown in Figure K1.
Tighten the rail lock knob 7 to set the rails in place.
Position material as shown in Figure U.
All cuts should be made with the back of the moulding against the fence
and with the bottom of the moulding against the table.
After the cut is made, loosen the rail lock knob 7 .
NOTE: Use the slide lock lever 60 , shown in Figure K2, when cutting base
moulding measuring from 76 mm to 171 mm high vertically against the
Position material as shown in Figure U.
All cuts should be made with the back of the moulding against the fence
and with the bottom of the moulding against the table.
DWS779, DWS780
Inside Corner
Outside Corner
Left side
Mitre left 45°
Save left side of cut
Mitre right 45°
Save left side of cut
Right side
Mitre right 45°
Save right side of cut
Mitre left 45°
Save right side of cut
Material up to 171 mm (6.75") can be cut as described above.
Cutting Crown Moulding (Fig. A1, V1, V2)
intersecting line to either side to get mitre angle setting on saw (42°).
Likewise, follow the vertical intersecting line to the top or bottom to get the
bevel angle setting on the saw (18°). Always try cuts on a few scrap pieces
of wood to verify the settings on the saw.
Your mitre saw is well suited to the task of cutting crown moulding. In
order to fit properly, crown moulding must be compound mitred with
extreme accuracy.
Your mitre saw has special pre-set mitre latch points at 31.62° left and right
for cutting crown moulding at the proper angle and bevel stop pawls at
33.86° left and right. There is also a mark on the bevel scale 11 at 33.9°. The
chart below gives the proper settings for cutting crown moulding.
NOTE: Pretesting with scrap material is extremely important!
Instructions for Cutting Crown Moulding Laying
Flat and Using the Compound Features (Fig. V1)
1. Moulding should lay flat with the broad back surface down on the
saw table 17 .
2. Place the top of the moulding against the fence 14 .
3. The settings below are for 45° sprung crown moulding.
Inside Corner
Bevel left 30°
Mitre table set at right 35.26°
Save left end of cut
Right side Bevel right 30°
Mitre table set at left 35.26°
Save right end of cut
Left side
Outside Corner
Bevel right 30°
Mitre table set at left 35.26°
Save left end of cut
Bevel left 30°
Mitre table set at right 35.26°
Save right end of cut
4. The settings below are for crown moulding with 52° angles at the top
and 38° angles at the bottom.
Inside Corner
Left side Bevel left 33.9°
Mitre table set at right 31.62°
Save left end of cut
Right side Bevel right 33.9°
Mitre table set at left 31.62°
Save right end of cut
Outside Corner
Bevel right 33.9°
Mitre table set at left 31.62°
Save left end of cut
Bevel left 33.9°
Mitre table set at right 31.62°
Save right end of cut
Alternative Method for Cutting Crown Moulding
Cutting crown moulding using this method does not require a bevel cut.
Minute changes in the mitre angle can be made without affecting the
bevel angle. When corners other than 90° are encountered, the saw can be
quickly and easily adjusted for them.
Instructions for Cutting Crown Moulding Angled
Between the Fence and Base of the Saw for All
Cuts (Fig. V2)
1. Angle the moulding so the bottom of the moulding (the part which
goes against the wall when installed) is against the fence 14 and the
top of the moulding is resting on the saw table 17 .
2. The angled “flats” on the back of the moulding must rest squarely on
the fence and saw table.
Left side
Right side
Inside Corner
Mitre right at 45°
Save right side of cut
Mitre left at 45°
Save left side of cut
Outside Corner
Mitre left at 45°
Save right side of cut
Mitre right at 45°
Save left side of cut
Special Cuts
WARNING: Never make any cut unless the material is secured
on the table and against the fence.
Aluminum Cutting (Fig. W1, W2)
Certain workpieces may require the use of a clamp or fixture to prevent
movement during the cut. Position the material so that you will be cutting
the thinnest cross section, as shown in Figure W1. Figure W2 illustrates the
wrong way to cut these extrusions.
Use a stick wax cutting lubricant when cutting aluminum. Apply the stick
wax directly to the saw blade 42 before cutting. Never apply stick wax to
a moving blade. The wax provides proper lubrication and keeps chips from
adhering to the blade.
Bowed Material (Fig. X1, X2)
When cutting bowed material always position it as shown in Figure X1 and
never like that shown in Figure X2. Positioning the material incorrectly will
cause it to pinch the blade.
Cutting Plastic Pipe or Other Round Material
Plastic pipe can be easily cut with your saw. It should be cut just like
ROLLING. This is extremely important when making angle cuts.
Cutting Large Material (Fig. Y)
Occasionally you will encounter a piece of wood a little too large to fit
beneath the lower guard. If this occurs, place your right thumb on the
upper side of the guard 1 and roll the guard up just enough to clear the
workpiece, as shown in Figure Y. Avoid doing this as much as possible, but
if need be, the saw will operate properly and make the bigger cut. NEVER
Special Set-up for Wide Crosscuts (Fig. Z1, Z2)
Your saw can cut very wide (up to 409 mm) workpieces when a special setup is used. To set the saw up for these workpieces, follow these steps:
1. Remove both left and right sliding fences from the saw and set aside. To
remove them, unscrew the fence adjustment knobs 13 several turns
and slide each fence outward. Adjust and lock the mitre control so that
it is at 0° mitre.
2. Make a platform using a piece of 38 mm thick particleboard or similar
flat strong 38 mm thick wood to the dimensions: 368 x 660 mm. The
platform must be flat, otherwise the material could move during cutting
and cause injury.
3. Mount the 368 x 660 mm platform to the saw using four 76.2 mm long
wood screws through the holes 57 in the base fence 15 (Fig. Z1).
Four screws must be used to properly secure the material. When the
special set-up is used, the platform will be cut into two pieces. Ensure
the screws are tightened properly, otherwise material could loosen and
cause injury. Ensure the platform is firmly flat on the table, against the
fence, and centred evenly from left to right.
WARNING: Ensure the saw is mounted firmly to a stable flat surface.
Failure to do so could cause the saw to be unstable and fall causing
personal injury.
4. Place the workpiece to be cut on top of the platform mounted to the
table. Ensure the workpiece is firmly against the back of the base fence
15 (Fig. Z2).
5. Secure the material before cutting. Cut slowly through the material
using a out-down-and-back motion. Failure to clamp securely or cut
slowly could result in the material coming loose and causing injury.
After several cuts are made at various mitre angles other than 0°, the
platform may weaken and not properly support the work. Install a new,
unused platform to the saw after presetting the desired mitre angle.
CAUTION: Continued use of a platform with several kerfs may cause
loss of material control and possible injury.
Your DeWALT power tool has been designed to operate over a long period
of time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation
depends upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, turn unit off and
disconnect machine from power source before installing and
removing accessories, before adjusting or changing set-ups
or when making repairs. Be sure the trigger switch is in the OFF
position. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, DO NOT
touch the sharp points on the blade with fingers or hands while
performing any maintenance.
DO NOT use lubricants or cleaners (particularly spray or aerosol) in the
vicinity of the plastic guard. The polycarbonate material used in the guard is
subject to attack by certain chemicals.
Brushes (Fig. A1)
Inspect carbon brushes regularly. Keep brushes clean and sliding freely in
their guides.
• Unplug tool, remove the motor end cap 6 , lift the brush spring and
withdraw the brush assembly.
• If the brushes are worn down to approximately 12.7 mm, the springs
will no longer exert pressure and they must be replaced.
• Use only identical DeWalt brushes. Use of the correct grade of brush is
essential for proper operation of electric brake. New brush assemblies
are available at DeWALT service centres.
• Always replace the brush inspection cap after inspection or servicing
the brushes.
• The tool should be allowed to “run in” (run at no load) for 10 minutes
before use to seat new brushes. The electric brake may be erratic in
operation until the brushes are properly seated (worn in).
Your power tool requires no additional lubrication.
Before use, carefully check the upper guard, lower guard and dust duct
to determine that they will operate properly. Ensure that chips, dust or
workpiece particles do not block of one of the functions.
In case of workpiece fragments jammed between the saw blade and
guards, disconnect the machine from the power supply and follow the
instructions given in Changing or Installing a New Saw Blade. Remove
the jammed parts and reassemble the saw blade.
Periodically clean all dust and wood chips from around AND UNDER the
base and the rotary table.
WARNING: Blow dirt and dust out of the main housing with dry air
as often as dirt is seen collecting in and around the air vents. Wear
approved eye protection and approved dust mask when performing
this procedure.
WARNING: Never use solvents or other harsh chemicals for cleaning
the non-metallic parts of the tool. These chemicals may weaken the
materials used in these parts. Use a cloth dampened only with water
and mild soap. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse
any part of the tool into a liquid.
Worklight Cleaning
• Carefully clean sawdust and debris from worklight lens with a cotton
swab. Dust build-up can block the worklight and prevent it from
accurately indicating the line of cut.
• DO NOT use solvents of any kind; they may damage the lens.
• With blade removed from saw, clean pitch and build-up from blade.
Dust Duct Cleaning
With the saw unplugged and the saw head raised fully, low pressure air or a
large diameter dowel rod can be used to clear the dust out of the dust duct.
Optional Accessories (Fig. B–E)
WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by DeWALT,
have not been tested with this product, use of such accessories with
this tool could be hazardous. To reduce the risk of injury, only DeWALT
recommended accessories should be used with this product.
Clamp: DE7082-XJ (Fig. B)
The clamp 35 is used for firmly clamping workpiece to the saw table.
Dust Bag: DE7053-XJ (Fig. C)
Equipped with a zipper for easy emptying, the dust bag 36 will capture the
majority of the sawdust produced.
Leg Stands: DE7023-XJ, DE7033-XJ (Fig. D)
The leg stand 37 is used to extend the table width of the saw.
Clamp Brackets: DE7025-XJ (Fig. E)
The clamp brackets 38 are used for mounting the saw to a stand.
HOLES. SPEED RATING MUST BE AT LEAST 4800 RPM. Never use a smaller
diameter blade. It will not be guarded properly. Use crosscut blades only!
Do not use blades designed for ripping, combination blades or blades with
hook angles in excess of 5°.
Construction Saw Blades (thin kerf with anti-stick rim)
General Purpose
305 mm
Fine Crosscuts
305 mm
Woodworking Saw Blades (provide smooth, clean cuts)
Fine crosscuts
305 mm
Non-ferrous metals
305 mm
Consult your dealer for further information on the appropriate accessories.
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Products and batteries contain materials that can be recovered or
recycled reducing the demand for raw materials. Please recycle
electrical products and batteries according to local provisions. Further
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Parc de Negocios “Mas Blau”
Edificio Muntadas, c/Bergadá, 1, Of. A6
08820 El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona)
934 797 400
934 797 419
5, allée des Hêtres
BP 30084, 69579 Limonest Cedex
04 72 20 39 20
04 72 20 39 00
In der Luberzen 42
8902 Urdorf
044 - 755 60 70
044 - 730 70 67
Calpe House Rock Hill
Black Rock, Co. Dublin
via Energypark
20871 Vimercate (MB), IT
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39 039 9590200
Fax: 39 039 9590313
DeWALT Netherlands BV
Holtum Noordweg 35
6121 RE BORN, Postbus 83, 6120 AB BORN
Postboks 4613, Nydalen
0405 Oslo
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Fax: 45 25 08 00
Werkzeug Vertriebsges m.b.H
Oberlaaerstrasse 248, A-1230 Wien
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Fax: 01 - 66116 - 614
DeWALT Limited, SARL
Centro de Escritórios de Sintra Avenida
Almirante Gago Coutinho, 132/134, Edifício 14
2710-418 Sintra
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Fax: 214 66 75 80
PL 47
00521 Helsinki
Puh: 010 400 4333
Faksi: 0800 411 340
Box 94
431 22 Mölndal
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Fax: 031 68 60 08
KALE Hırdavat ve Makina A.Ş.
Defterdar Mah. Savaklar Cad. No:15
Edirnekapı / Eyüp / İSTANBUL 34050 TÜRKİYE
Tel: 0212 533 52 55
Faks: 0212 533 10 05
DeWALT, 210 Bath Road;
Slough, Berks SL1 3YD
Tel: 01753-567055
Fax: 01753-572112
810 Whitehorse Road Box Hill
VIC 3103 Australia
Tel: Aust 1800 338 002
Tel: NZ 0800 339 258
Middle East Africa
P.O. Box - 17164,
Jebel Ali Free Zone (South), Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971 4 812 7400
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