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Old 11-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I am new to the site and have enjoyed reading the posts for sometime now. They have always proven to be really helpful. I recently purchased a Dewalt DW788 and have been having trouble trying to figure out why it is vibrating so much. I took the front part of the saw off and sanded the plate that causes the knocking near the blade tensioner. But along with the vibration there seems to be a knocking sound in the rear of the saw. This saw is brand new and only has about an hour on it. So in terms of the time of use, does anyone have any ideas as to why the saw is acting up right out of the box. I would certainly appreciate any help I could get on this matter.

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Old 11-28-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Brent. I have a Hegner but there are several on this forum that use a Dewalt and I'm sure they will try to answer your question.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
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Hey Brent, welcome to the forum. Your best bet is to return it to where you bought it. DeWalt has a pretty good return policy. If you bought it at a brick and mortar store, they will replace it. If you bought it online, contact the dealer for an exchange or refund. There is no sense in trying to fix something that is under warrantee.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum from TN. I agree with Dan, an exchange or refund on one that new.
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You are so right ! I would not accept an expensive piece of equipment like that. Only one thing to do--- Return it !!!
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:41 PM   #6
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Vibration and knocking in a new saw is not a good sign.

Sawing is much cheaper than therapy.
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Welcome (also from Tennessee), Brent-

I too have a DeWalt and really love it. I have had issues in the past and what has helped me is Rick Hutcheson's site. He has, on the left column and down just a little a Reviews section with real good advice on DeWalt called DeWalt Tune-Up. If that doesn't help I'm sure he will help through e-mail. You can go here to get to his site.

I hope this helped a bit.

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