dewalt dw706 miter saw question

my sister(about 120 mi away at the time -no internet connection) called me with a question about the new mitersaw they bought (930pm local time) There is a "u" section bracket (guard) that hangs below the blade . It is rubbing on the blade . I assume that is not the intended purpose of the guard. I went to the dewalt website to look at the exploded view of the saw. Turns out the part is called out as the "guard,rear" Looks to be made out of sheetmetal. I asked her if it looked like a sheet or cast metal part before I suggested that she bend the offending arm for a bit of clearence from the blade. She couldn't tell the difference. Anyone who has a saw know if it is indeed bendable? Thanks Pat
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

It must be bendable as it is bent. Easy to fix. You just take it back to the store and get another. Ed
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 21:49:18 -0700, "patrick mitchel"

If she can't tell the difference between cast and sheet metal, make sure she doesn't pry against the blade to bend the guard or she could bend/warp the blade.
Well, unless she -wants- a 3/4" wobble dado...
---------------------------------------------------------------- * OPERA: A Latin word * Wondrous Website Design * meaning * Save your Heirloom Photos * "death by music" * http://www.diversify.com ----------------------------------------------------------------
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

get another one- they're driving the thing up to her from chula vista to victemvill socal... The guys at the store said not to use the thing (after she already had....(sigh) Pat
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 09:00:48 -0700, "patrick mitchel"

I hope she didn't use channel locks on top of a couple of the carbide teeth. <cringe>

She lives in the REAL Fort Stinkin' Desert, does she? Condolences to the poor lass.
---------------------------------------------------------------- * OPERA: A Latin word * Wondrous Website Design * meaning * Save your Heirloom Photos * "death by music" * http://www.diversify.com ----------------------------------------------------------------
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.