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Looking after and using cordless mitresaw

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by purpleroad, 10 Mar 2017.

  1. purpleroad

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    This is a precision tool.
    How do u know if it's been knocked out a bit. And anything to be careful of when transporting it around. I lock the blade down and carry with top handle. Told not to transport it on its side or upside down.

    When cutting at angles best to cut on the tilt angle or moving it to horizontal angle?
     
  2. I certainly wouldn't carry it with the top handle, as all the weight then goes on the bearing on the sliding bars. I think they've added a convenience that's actually a drawback.

    You can use a T-square to check that the 90 degree angles are cutting correctly, and the others should then be fine, but check from both sides to make sure that the back stops are correctly aligned.

    You'll use either the mitre (vertical) cutting function, or the horizontal simply depending on how you want to cut the piece of wood.

    Edit: Just spotted the foot in the picture; it's not that large, so the top handle could well be fine for carrying it.
     
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  3. I'd look at getting a proper stand for it to transport it and save your back.
     
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    get into the habit off locking the slider before lifting to avoid the panic as it slides:D
    also rotate to the full 50% to stop banging into things you walk past
     
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    It's a Dewalt DCS365N Cordless. U mean a stand for cutting long bits of wood rather than just screwing it down on a workmate? Not sure what you mean by a - ' a stand helping to transport it and save your back'?
     
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    I have a combination square, I guess that can be used to check the angle. So do you think you can carry the saw with the top handle if the pin's locked the blade down?
     
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    i would definately carry it by the handle on the top thats what it for
    dont worry about the bearings they can take it after all you have the weight off the motor battery and head counteracted by a spring so to operate the saw you have to overcome the "push" off the spring so maybe 20-30% more weight than the head actually weighs
    and because the base is a hollow ally cast it will put less weight on the bars than operating the saw
     
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    OK but I guess only pick up by top handle when pin is in locking blade down?
     
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    yes bar locked head locked and at 50% lh mitre
     
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    By 50% I guess u mean the blade is at 0° and pointing straight up like it would for a vertical cut?
     
  11. I've seen stands that double up as a barrow kit if you like to wheel it about and unless you've got a bench made up I wouldn't be keen on getting down to floor level to make cuts.
     
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    do u think a big workmate would work?
     
  13. My old man has one fixed to an old work mate. It's just that it doesn't fold up so it's awkward to move about but sound if you're keeping it stationary.
     
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