Absolute Garbage - (Or I am very unlucky)
I am gob smacked. How could you go wrong with DeWalt? After reading all the positive reviews I thought I had found the perfect table top saw. Sounds like DeWalt have recently changed/cheapened their design or I was extremely unlucky and received a total lemon. Out of the box, the saw blade was no where near parallel, was >5mm out. No amount of adjustment (as per the instruction manual) could get it anywhere near parallel to the fence guide. Could not adjust the latteral position of the blade so that it didn't hit the slot when taking it throug...h it full range of angle adjustment. (0 - 45*) The vent pipe at approx 15* blade angle, banged up against the bottom framework, requiring considerable force to move the blade towards the 0* position. (It actually flexed the frame) The anchor point for the motor/blade assembly on the down stream side was extremely loose...It was like it was just swaying in the breeze. There is definately something different with the saw I purchased (Bunnings) to that of the Youtube videos I watched. All the Youtube videos basically showed the saw been taken out of the box, the fence guide clipped on, blade guard installed and off they went. They all showed the ease at which the blade angle could be adjusted... and one video clearly showed there were no issues with the exhaust vent hitting the framework. Looks like you had a bad day on this one Dewalt.. unfortunately I would never touch one of their products ever again after what I expererienced. Bunnings were shocked, but to their credit they kindly refunded me in full. By the way, I am trade qualified and have owned similar products in the past with no issues. Well I can say, I owned a DeWalt product all of 16 hours and never got to be plugged in. lol.
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