I'm the recipient of three of these exact same saws. One of them needs a new gearbox that cost a little over 100 bucks maybe with buying an additional bearing it might total 120 bucks to make it operational.Even if he does excellent work I would bet he spends a lot of time cleaning. Or pays his help to deal with the mess.
Either way, nice score! I can't tell you how many tools I have because someone just bought a new one instead of fixing the old one. I have probably 5-6 duofast carpet staplers because they needed a new cord! Lol.
Definitely pays to be handy!
The second saw was dropped (upside down) on the aluminum arm that holds the motor. There's a small ding in the top of the arm but obviously, this thing got dropped hard enough that it tweaked.
I managed to loosen every screw and do every adjustment possible to get the arm to move. Now it makes good cuts but it looks funny because the rail is clear over to one side and looks out of whack visually. That said it still usable and makes perfectly good cuts.
This latest saw needed the blade tightened to stop the wobbling.
I'm thinking to myself.
if there's a nasty rattling noise coming from the back of my car.....
...should I throw the car away or just look around and discover I need to tighten the lug nuts?
Since it obviously wasn't working the shop bought another saw to replace it with...... Same saw.
This is DeWalt seems to be one of the most highly rated and popular saws out there.
Instead of repairing saw number one, I'm thinking that maybe I can take the top part of the arm off of the first, then put that on saw number two, the one that was dropped, and then realign the guides in the positions they're supposed to be. If that worked there would be two perfectly good working saws.
Between the three songs I probably have a couple of days of labor cleaning them up and fixing them.
Maybe I should make a deal with the shop and sell one back for a small fee so they have a backup.
..........a backup unit to be destroyed just like the other ones