I bought a used DeWalt DW746 TS about a year and a half ago and I have been
fixing the various problems as I find them. The thing was dropped while
loading it on a truck, so it was pretty bent up. I've replaced the bent
sheet metal pieces and added a Biesemeyer commercial fence to replace the
beyond help original fence. Lately I've been concentrating on tuning it up
a bit more. The saw came with no arbor wrenches, miter gauge, splitter,
blade guard, and only one hand crank. I read a tip in a magazine (FWW?)
that suggested to make your own splitter with steel bar stock, which I have
tried. The problem I have with that is that the splitter and the blade are
not in the same plane. They are not even in parallel planes. There is an
adjustment left and right for the splitter, but I see no adjustment for the
angle. As I have no manual to reference, I am at a bit of a loss. I can
deal without the guard, but I'd like to have a splitter there for obvious
reasons. Anyone have this saw and could shed some light? Or perhaps a
description of how the adjustment for the splitter works on your saw would
be helpful as well.
Thanks in advance,
You might like to check out the MJ splitter from MicroJig. Admittedly, it
can only be used for 90 degree cuts, but something you might be interested
in nonetheless, simply because it can be used on any saw that can use a
I've written a review of it here that should shed some light on the item.
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Charlie: go to the dewalt website here:
which is a service site, and they say they have parts diagrams online;
at least you can see how the parts fit together, etc. I did not enter
the site, but they may even have a product manual for download. An
email to them might produce a soft copy of a manual by return email.
I did find the manual on dewaltservicenet last night. I had been looking
in the wrong place. Apparently you must use DW746X as the model number.
DW746 works, but gives an abbreviated list of technical publications. At
any rate, the manual basically confirmed what I already thought to be true;
there is no adjustment for the angle of the splitter.
I have a DW746, and as I recall there are two bolts used for aligning the
splitter, with a nut on either side of the splitter for each bolt. Adjusting
each one differently adjusts the angle.
I had to go through this process to align the thing in the first place, as
it was not parallel to the blade. It is now.
Am I missing something in your question?
We are talking about different planes. I guess I didn't make that very
clear. The splitter tilts to the right a couple of degrees, in the same
sense that the blade bevels. If it were an airplane, it would be the roll
That IS a problem.
Your best bet is probably to get a new one from the DeWalt serviceNet site
If your saw was new when you bought it, even though it was dropped, you
might try calling 1-888-4dewalt and simply asking for a new one. You might
be surprised - I have had them replace defective parts before with
stunningly few questions asked. It has made me a fan of DeWalt.
Regarding the fence, how easy was it to install the Beis fence on the saw? I
agree that the stock fence is hopeless and am considering either a
Beisemeyer or Unifence.
Bill Cook _/)_
The Biesemeyer install wasn't too bad. I had to drill a couple of holes in
the rail due to intereference from casting ribs, etc. I think if I had to
do it all over again, I would have bought the Shop Fox Classic. You get a
blank rail, so you can drill the holes wherever you want to. Plus they
include the extension table legs as well. And, if I'm not mistaken, the
Biesemeyer fence bar would work on the Shop Fox rails and would still
probably be cheaper than buying the whole Biesemeyer kit and table legs. I
think it cost me a little north of $400 for everything. Shop Fox is only
like $260 plus shipping (including legs) and the Biesemeyer fence can be had
for under $150 from the Biesemeyer close-out page. Good luck with it,
whichever you choose. Let me know if there is anything else you need to
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