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Bosch PCM 1800 SD

Bosch PCM 1800 SD Questions & Answers

1.8 from 23 reviews

9 questions from our users

Mike

Mikeasked

My laser light is not working, I've tried dismantling the unit, there doesn't seem to be any power to the light, would it be a globe or whatever it is?

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george

georgeasked

How can I adjust the blade to make sure it is cutting 90' when it is out of alignment?

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Karl and Lore Zarnowski

Karl and Lore Zarnowskiasked

We can not lift the saw upwards tried everything. Help Karl

1 answer
Greg
Greg

There is a 'transport safety lock's #34 in my user guide. You need to slightly depress the main handle to take the load off the locking pin then pull the pin to the right. If it will not move or is very tight you may be pressing too hard on the main handle.
The transport safety pin rotates into an off position so it doesn't automatically re-engage when you make a cut.

Shayne R.

Shayne R.asked

How can I adjust the position of the laser light?

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Bosch Power Tools
HayleyBosch Power Tools

Hi Shayne,

The laser light is adjusted when you adjust the tool itself. When you change the bevel or mitre angle, the laser is positioned correctly so that you know exactly where the blade will go.

Otherwise, if you're talking about the position of the laser unit, this is fixed in place.

Hope this answers your question. Otherwise let me know and I can try to assist further.

Cheers, Hayley.

Ivar S.

Ivar S.asked

How to change the brushes

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JJ van Zyl

JJ van Zylasked

I bought the PCM 1800 SD a month ago from Mitre10 in Auckland.
One problem - the saw dust does not go into the bag provided. Saw dust ejects at the back of the saw and goes everywhere except into the bag.
What would your suggestion be?
Thanks JJ

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Smurfy D.
Smurfy D.

yeah! the machine is simply full of problems, I find more every time I use the damn thing, I am not sure what you could do about the dust ejection and collection system as it stands apart from attaching a vacuum to the dust port, as it stands it blasts all the dust straight into the laser guide and blinds it after a while, what a well thought out piece of kit!!!!, maybe it is time to invest in a dust collection system, small ones aren't that expensive, make one yourself out of a paint bucket (look up Mathias Wandel dust collection on you tube, he has some good ideas, I cant see any way of altering the chop saw to collect all the dust as it stands

David A

David Aasked

Placing a Straight Edge against the Fence, on my PCM1800SD Saw, it is fairly obvious that both sides do not make a straight line.
Therefore making a 90 degree cut is impossible. How can this be rectified?

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Brendan Moylan
Brendan Moylan

It's my best guess that you have a worn blade locking nut. When replacing the blade, check the front and rear locking nuts that clamp the blade in place, if there is any wear marks (like I had on mine) you need to buy a new front and rear nut at about $15 each side, from either Bosch or your local repairer.

David A
David A

The Fence (15) is at right angle to the Blade and I cannot see how your answer is relevant.

Munkie

Munkieasked

I had a piece of timber jam the blade which I've removed have check the security of the blade and there is power as the laser is illuminated when I try to s tee art the saw .. nothing.. blade runs freely no smell of burnt out motor and no damage... any ideas. ??

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Gbom
Gbom

I have same issue exactly... did you find a solution.
?

Ralph W.
Ralph W.

I also have this problem, tightened blade, worked for a few cuts, now nothing.

Stephchef

Stephchefasked

Blade stops spinning when it hits the timber, takes a long time to stop spinning once turned off?

2 answers
Jack J
Jack J

Your question was: Blade stops spinning when it hits the timber, takes a long time to stop spinning once turned off? To answer the first I would initially check the tensioning nut that holds blade in place and if loose tighten it very well, also check for blade wobble to see if bearings are an issue. the second question answer is I think your electric brake system is faulty. Good Luck

Stephchef
Stephchef

Thank you Jack. Yes you are right. I eventually attempted to this, what made me reluctant was the strange noise and the for-ever running blade, thinking there might be something wrong with the mechanics etc. I have only used this saw a few times and didn't expect a loose blade to be the issue, after everything was set up by the factory. But all good now, thank you again for your response. Stephan

Also thanks to Product Review, I found you by chance, what a neat opportunity to get assistance when needed.

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