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 DeWALT DW708 TYPE 3 Crosscut Miter Saw Parts

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 Fig # Part # Img Part Name Availability Price Qty
198094-55
Screw,M5 X 55mm
In stock
6 available
 $1.12
2330019-19
Screw,Plastite
In stock
4 available
 $1.12
3330019-20
Screw
In stock
4 available
 $1.12
4153778-00
Screw
In stock
19 available
 $1.12
5330045-05
Lock Screw
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
6330045-13
Screw,Taptite
In stock
25+ available
 $1.11
7330045-14
Screw,M5 X 16mm
In stock
19 available
 $1.12
8330045-15
Screw,M5X20
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
9330045-18
Screw
In stock
6 available
 $1.12
10330045-23
Taptite Screw
In stock
25+ available
 $1.09
11330045-20
Screw,M5X45
In stock
13 available
 $1.12
12145344-01
Clamp Bolt
In stock
25+ available
 $1.28
13153666-00
Screw,Set
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.12
15153637-02
Cap Screw
In stock
1 available
 $1.12
16153720-00
Screw
In stock
6 available
 $1.12
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
17150075-00
Screw,Set
In stock
3 available
 $1.12
18153576-00
Screw,Set
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.11
19394034-00
Set Screw
In stock
3 available
 $1.59
20144949-00
Screw,Shoulder
In stock
5 available
 $1.12
21386112-00
Screw, Plug
In stock
2 available
 $6.23
22151799-00
Screw,Shoulder
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.12
23153639-00
Screw,Shoulder
In stock
2 available
 $1.12
24384127-01
Screw
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
25147791-00
Screw,Shoulder
In stock
3 available
 $1.87
26330045-06
Screw
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
27330045-47
Screw
In stock
2 available
 $1.11
28330045-33
Screw
In stock
4 available
 $1.12
29330019-03
Screw
In stock
23 available
 $1.12
30330019-14
Screw
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
31330045-24
Screw,M6X20
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.12
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
325140117-87
Screw
In stock
1 available
 $1.00
33153794-00
Nut,Stop Elastc
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.12
34153792-00
Washer
In stock
5 available
 $1.12
35062487-00
Washer
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.11
36153781-00
Washer,Plain
In stock
2 available
 $1.12
37153559-00
Washer,Felt
In stock
3 available
 $1.12
38153782-00
Washer
In stock
5 available
 $1.12
39098198-05
Washer
In stock
8 available
 $1.12
40153769-01
Thrust Washer
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $0.97
41153586-00
Washer
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.11
42148296-00
Washer,Spring
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
43153655-00
Washer,Wavy
In stock
3 available
 $1.12
44144803-00
Retaining Ring
In stock
25+ available
 $1.28
455140096-03
Ring,Ret.Ext.
In stock
2 available
 $1.15
46153753-00
Ring,Ret.Intrnl
In stock
1 available
 $1.12
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
47142273-00
Retaining Ring
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
48153752-00
Ring,Ret.Ext
In stock
4 available
 $1.12
49153763-00
Ring,Ret.Ext
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.12
50153783-00
Spiral Retaining Ring
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
51034158-00
O-Ring
In stock
15 available
 $1.87
52385717-00
Ret.Ring Ext. Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
53140733-00
Spring
In stock
2 available
 $1.12
54606888-00
Guard Spring
In stock
3 available
 $10.08
55448176-00
Spring
In stock
2 available
 $1.12
56096723-00
Spring
In stock
2 available
 $1.11
5788165-00
Spring
In stock
4 available
 $1.11
58150718-00
Nut,Wing
In stock
4 available
 $1.71
59167785-00
Spring
In stock
4 available
 $1.12
60153596-01
Spring,Torsion
In stock
3 available
 $22.09
61330003-09
Ball Bearing (6001Z)
In stock
25+ available
 $10.41
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
62N127530
Ball Bearing 6302V
In stock
25+ available
 $8.23
66330004-02
Bearing,Needle
In stock
18 available
 $4.37
67330003-47
Ball Bearing (6301LUV) Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
68065786-00
Thrust Bearing
In stock
8 available
 $3.00
69153554-00
Pulley,Drive Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
153796-00
Driven Pulley
In stock
5 available
 $7.33
5140000-28
Gear and Pinion
In stock
3 available
 $105.75
71153555-00
Belt
In stock
25+ available
 $22.00
72153560-00
Gasket
In stock
8 available
 $2.00
73153561-00
Pin,Lock
In stock
5 available
 $2.40
74153638-00
Pulley Key
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
75A5140000-28
Gear and Pinion
Note: Includes Figures 75 & 76
In stock
3 available
 $105.75
755140000-28
Gear and Pinion
Note: Included In Figure 75A
In stock
3 available
 $105.75
765140000-28
Gear and Pinion
Note: Included In Figure 75A
In stock
3 available
 $105.75
77151962-01
Outer Clamp
In stock
25+ available
 $6.64
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
78152636-00
Blade Adapter Ring
In stock
25+ available
 $3.17
79141987-05
Bushing,Arbor
In stock
12 available
 $6.06
81153649-00
Sleeve,Pivot
In stock
3 available
 $3.37
82153563-00
Cover,Spring
In stock
3 available
 $8.54
83389786-05
Field Case Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
84387678-00
End Cap
In stock
3 available
 $28.00
85149521-01
Label,Ident
In stock
25+ available
 $1.12
86153797-00
Screw
In stock
2 available
 $1.12
87137382-01
Rubber Sleeve
In stock
11 available
 $1.28
88383336-00SV
Armature and Fan
In stock
16 available
 $95.10
89N078040SV
Field
In stock
14 available
 $62.69
90147097-09
Brush and Holder
Note: Sold Individually
In stock
25+ available
 $14.70
91386062-01
NP:DW708 T3
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.12
92383064-00
Baffle,Fan
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $3.37
94153564-00
Plate,Motor Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
95330078-98
Power Cord - 10', 16 Gauge, 2-Wire
In stock
12 available
 $22.70
9632114-01
Connector
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.11
98153669-00
Clamp,Cable
In stock
6 available
 $1.12
99153609-00
Switch Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
100153756-00
Plug,Dome
In stock
3 available
 $1.86
101153755-01
Clamshell, Handle
In stock
25+ available
 $27.01
102429932-00
Arm Assembly Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
103153721-00
Foam,Baffle Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
104153562-00
Cover,Belt
In stock
2 available
 $8.93
105153648-04SV
Upper Guard Assy
In stock
3 available
 $79.31
106149365-01
Label,Ident
In stock
2 available
 $1.87
107605408-01SV
Dust Duct Assembly Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
1095140000-88
Guard Kit
Backorder:
No ETA.
 $39.47
110153719-01
Link Assembly
In stock
15 available
 $33.75
111145318-00
Bumper
In stock
5 available
 $1.12
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
112146774-00
Roller Guard
In stock
25+ available
 $3.86
113146740-00
Sleeve,Flanged
In stock
16 available
 $2.16
114385756-00
Bushing
In stock
1 available
 $2.69
115146751-00
Shaft,Pivot
In stock
1 available
 $15.66
116153593-01
Spacer,Spring
In stock
3 available
 $2.06
118387131-00
Locking Pin
In stock
14 available
 $1.88
119397000-00
Screw,Adjust.
In stock
2 available
 $4.57
120153603-01
Pawl
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $2.00
121429941-00
Trunnion
In stock
3 available
 $298.64
123153582-00
Guide
In stock
14 available
 $1.87
124153590-00
Wiper
In stock
12 available
 $1.82
125153583-00
Cover Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
126147107-03
Knob,Bevel
In stock
4 available
 $4.57
127153584-02
End Cap
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $13.80
12833821-00
Bushing Strain Relief
In stock
1 available
 $1.71
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
129153667-00
Bushing Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
130429941-00
Trunnion
In stock
3 available
 $298.64
131153578-00
Scale,Bevel
In stock
2 available
 $2.76
132153575-00
Pointer,Bevel
In stock
2 available
 $1.87
133392422-00
Handle
In stock
11 available
 $6.23
134385708-01
Spacer
In stock
5 available
 $11.11
135386757-01
Bevel Stop Pin
In stock
3 available
 $6.06
136153574-00
Bevel Button
In stock
2 available
 $3.77
137615045-00
Table Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
138385709-00
Shaft,Pivot Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
139153640-00
Pin,Drive
In stock
3 available
 $4.57
140429921-00
Det.Plate Kit
In stock
3 available
 $48.66
141153624-00
Pointer,Miter
In stock
14 available
 $2.00
142153632-00
Pin,Drive Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
 $0.00N/A
143153621-00
Handle,Miter Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
144153722-01
Trigger
In stock
2 available
 $4.57
145153622-00
Lock Rod
In stock
2 available
 $10.64
146153626-00
Lever,Pivot
In stock
2 available
 $5.25
148153768-00
Clamp,Spring
In stock
4 available
 $7.94
149395672-00
Kerf Plate (Order 2 For A Complete Unit)
In stock
25+ available
 $5.86
152153765-02
Base
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $105.36
153153612-00
Foot,Rubber
In stock
20 available
 $1.47
154153614-01
Wear Plate
In stock
11 available
 $1.81
156153627-00
Fence,Base
In stock
1 available
 $96.98
157N388928
Left Fence
In stock
5 available
 $26.96
158153767-00SV
Fence,Right
In stock
3 available
 $54.89
159147107-02
Knob
In stock
19 available
 $4.57
163608563-01
Wrench
In stock
25+ available
 $5.70
164145323-06
Brush and Spring (Sold Individually)
Note: Sold Individually
In stock
25+ available
 $6.13
165448084-01
Cap,Brush
In stock
25+ available
 $1.37
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
166394976-00
Label, Caution
In stock
2 available
 $1.16
167148524-01
Label,Warning
In stock
3 available
 $1.12
168391246-00
Base Stabilizer
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $16.82
169609002-00
Warning Label Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
17087205-00
Plug
In stock
5 available
 $1.12
171385750-00
Washer,Flat
In stock
4 available
 $1.11
173385652-00SV
Rod,Lock
In stock
3 available
 $46.44
174053650-00
Terminal
In stock
24 available
 $1.12
175145332-00
Terminal
In stock
11 available
 $1.12
190608695-00
Instr. Label
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $1.11
205613497-00
Slug
In stock
2 available
 $1.07
80093488-00
Grease
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $12.56
801790206-00
Grease, 6 Oz.
Ships in 10 - 13 business days
 $42.16
856DW7084
Crown Stops Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
858153650-00
Material Clamp
In stock
4 available
 $49.02
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
859DW7080
Extension System
In stock
3 available
 $54.57
860340992-08
T40 Bit Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
861DW3123
12" 32T General Purpose Saw Blade
In stock
5 available
 $47.42
862DW7053
Dewalt Miter Saw Dust Bag Obsolete - Not Available
Note: The adapter for this Dust Bag is p/n 618240-00
Discontinued
$0.00N/A

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Symptom:
Armature Shorted
Parts Used:
Part Number:
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Entry Date:2014-02-10 12:26:11
3 of 6 customers found these instructions helpful
Short in motor armature, worn 1445323-06 armature brushes, badly worn power cord.
Replaced motor armature and N078040SV field, and both N127530 & 330003-09 armature bearings, 137382-01 rubber bearing sleeve, and 330079-98 power cord. In retrospect, it would have been helpful to completely remove the power cord feed to the motor field thereby allowing the armature/pulley shaft, field and case to be moved farther away from the saw. Do not try to remove the drive belt pulley from the end of the armature shaft while in place. Blue thread-locking fluid has been used to keep the pulley screw in place. You will need to gently clamp the armature in a vise to remove the screw with a #30 torx ratchet drive bit. I bought the bearings and took the new armature to a machine shop to have the bearings pressed onto the new armature shaft. Location of the bearings is easy as they stop against the shaft fan and a snap ring. Alignment of the assembled arbor shaft and pulleys, field, and plastic alignment ring can be tricky but will feel right when it is correct. It is critical to note the proper locations of the field wires. Be very careful not to damage the field wire electrical fittings when removing them from the old motor field. Gently prying with a small screwdriver is better than forcefully pulling them off.
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1241063
Question: Homeowner

1241063

how do you change the arm locking pin on a Dewalt 708 miter saw?
How can I replace this bearing if it is discontinued. Is there a similar bearing I can use?
Dstrong88
Reply: Need To Replace Discontinued Bea...

Dstrong88

How can I replace this bearing if it is discontinued. Is there a similar bearing I can use?
Tinkerdave
Reply: Need To Replace Discontinued Bea...

Tinkerdave

Hi Dstrong88,
Dewalt uses what's called "off the shelf bearings"If you have the bearing out you can read the bearing mfg and bearing number on the bearing shield you can order on on ebay.If the bearing is destroyed you can take the bearing to a bearing supply house and they can match it up for you. Hope this helps.Good luck.
Tinker
Tinkerdave
Reply: Need To Replace Discontinued Bea...

Tinkerdave

Hi Dstrong88,
Dewalt uses what's called "off the shelf bearings"If you have the bearing out you can read the bearing mfg and bearing number on the bearing shield you can order on on ebay.If the bearing is destroyed you can take the bearing to a bearing supply house and they can match it up for you. Hope this helps.Good luck.
Tinker
rebuilder365
Question: "genuine DeWalt Replacement...

rebuilder365

Is "genuine DeWalt replacement part" in the description of "Ball Bearing 6302V a representation: 1. That the part fits?
2. That the part is O.E.M?
3. That the part meets DeWalt specifications for original manufacture?
4. All the above?
5. None of the above?
WJA
Reply: "genuine DeWalt Replacement...

WJA

Hello rebuilder365,

As you are aware, there are many manufactures of ball bearings, and the 6302V is a very common bearing. I would think that Dewalt uses a bearing manufacture that meets their specifications and quality for the tools they manufacture.

-WJA
zen0414
Question: DeWalt DW708 Ball Bearing

zen0414

My DW708 makes a grinding sound when I disengage the trigger after a cut. I believe the sound is coming from the ball bearings around the the shaft of the arbor. Any tips on how I can remove the ball bearing from the gear and pinion ?
Tinkerdave
Reply: DeWalt DW708 Ball Bearing

Tinkerdave

Hi zen0414,
You will need a bearing splitter to remove the bearing and a press to install the new one.Hope that helps good luck.
Tinker
990356
Question: Thread Size

990356

What is the thread size of this screw?
Hi, I have just finished replacing the armature and field but when i pull the trigger the blade spins for 1/2 a second before it trips the mains. does anybody know why?
when i spin the blade with my hand it feels a bit more stiff then before, do you think this could be part of the problem? Thanks.
almr45
Question: Bag Opening

almr45

how large is the bag opening??
WJA
Reply: Bag Opening

WJA

Hello almr45,

The size of the opening of the DW7053 dust bag spout is 1-5/8 inches.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
I am trying to replace the guard on my 708 dewalt miter saw and i watched the video that shows that you have access the the three bolts that secure the guard to the arbor. The video show that you have access to the three bolts once you remove the saw blade. When I remove the saw blade i don't see the three bolts. It is being hidden by a round bushing of sorts. How do I remove the bushing to get acess?
Tinkerdave
Reply: Dewalt 708 Type 1 Miter Saw Guar...

Tinkerdave

Hi,
The only thing I can see that would be blocking access to the three bolts is the Bushing,Arbor fig 79.That should just slide off the shaft.Hope that helps.Good luck.
Tinker
1163008
Question: Wrong Way

1163008

i have a type four and just bought a new armature assembly...i took no wires apart wile replacing it and it is put back in the exact way it was takn apart and now my blade spins backwards!!!!!! does anyone know what is wrong please??????
Tinkerdave
Reply: Wrong Way

Tinkerdave

Hi,
Yes either you ordered the wrong armature by type number or they shipped you the wrong one.Look at both armature and see if the winding on one is clockwise and the other is counter-clockwise.This is to my knowledge the only thing that would make the saw run in reverse.Hope that helps.Good luck.
Tinker
wannafixit
Question: DeWalt 708 Switch

wannafixit

I need the switch (part # 153609-00) which I find is no longer made. Is there another model switch that will work?
WJA
Reply: DeWalt 708 Switch

WJA

Hello wannafixit,

The manufacture did discontinue the 153609-00 switch without a replacement. But what I have seen on line is that you can use the part number 606056-00 switch in its place. I can't guaranty that it will work, but it may worth a try.

-WJA
tuffbilt
Question: Part 75 DeWalt 78

tuffbilt

How do i know if i need part 75 or part 67. I'm hoping its 67. The saw smokes at this location and sounds loud. Also, seems to brake hard after you let go of switch.
tuffbilt
Reply: Part 75 DeWalt 78

tuffbilt

I meant DW708
thocut
Question: DW708 12" Miter Saw Switch

thocut

since this part is "obsolete" what switch part replaces this one?
thocut
Reply: DW708 12" Miter Saw Switch

thocut

since this part is "obsolete" what switch part replaces this one?
Tinkerdave
Reply: DW708 12" Miter Saw Switch

Tinkerdave

Hi thocut,
Here's one on ebay. link removed | eBay
Hope that helps.Good luck.
Tinker
Tinkerdave
Reply: DW708 12" Miter Saw Switch

Tinkerdave

Hi thocut,
Here's one on ebay. link removed | eBay
Hope that helps.Good luck.
Tinker
aaml2006
Reply: DW708 12" Miter Saw Switch

aaml2006

dewalt #606056-00 works to replace this switch. the new switch is wired backwards from the orignal one.
aaml2006
Reply: DW708 12" Miter Saw Switch

aaml2006

dewalt #606056-00 works to replace this switch. the new switch is wired backwards from the orignal one.
climbermichael1
Reply: DW708 12" Miter Saw Switch

climbermichael1

when you say wired backwards does that mean 2a_2b becomes 1a_1b in schematics
climbermichael1
Reply: DW708 12" Miter Saw Switch

climbermichael1

when you say wired backwards does that mean 2a_2b becomes 1a_1b in schematics
1101082
Question: Broken Pivot Shaft

1101082

is there an optional part number
1101082
Reply: Broken Pivot Shaft

1101082

is there an optional part number
Anthony1
Question: Thanks WJA

Anthony1

From the diagram it looks like this pin 153628-00 goes to the driven pulley, but if it works for the #69 pulley then I'll be happy! Thanks for the advice WJA.
Anthony1
Question: Dw708 Motor Shaft Pulley Repair

Anthony1

I removed the drive shaft pulley and found that it had moved somehow and so go a bit chewed up. Other than that saw works fine. Want to buy replacement part #69 but I don't see that I can buy the pins to set the pulley (one of them is beaten up). Also, does anyone know how to set the pins? Thanks.
WJA
Reply: Dw708 Motor Shaft Pulley Repair

WJA

Hello Anthony1,

Take a look at part number 153628-00.
Hopefully this is the part you are looking for.

-WJA
1023886
Question: Extension System

1023886

can the extension be on ether end ?
WJA
Reply: Extension System

WJA

Hello 1023886,

In answer to your question. The part number DW7080 can be used on either side of the miter saw.

-WJA
Coyote3719
Question: Locking Pin

Coyote3719

Whats the easiest route on changing this pin?
Coyote3719
Reply: Locking Pin

Coyote3719

Whats the easiest route on changing this pin?
WJA
Reply: Locking Pin

WJA

Hello Coyote3719,

We have prepared an article and video on this repair. Here is the link to it.

How to Replace the Blade Locking Pin on a Dewalt DW708

Hope this helps,
-WJA
WJA
Reply: Locking Pin

WJA

Hello Coyote3719,

We have prepared an article and video on this repair. Here is the link to it.

How to Replace the Blade Locking Pin on a Dewalt DW708

Hope this helps,
-WJA
It's hard to maintain a selected angle when beveling either direction. You have to turn the locking knob extremely tight. Would this be related to the thrust bearing and washers that are located directly behind the bevel knob? They are items 40 & 68 on the exploded diagram.
RickKirby
Question: Calibration

RickKirby

Blade is not square with slider.
sidekick
Question: DW708 Trigger

sidekick

I have been trying to replace the trigger(153722) and having a real hard time removing the pin. I know there is a thread below but need more info. He says the pin only comes out one way. Can anyone verify which way this is? To the right or left? Also the end of the arm is beveled so putting a clamp is difficult as it doesn't sit flat. Any tips on pushing this pin(153632) out? Thanks
sidekick
Question: Dust Assembly 605408-01

sidekick

Whay is there a oval hole in the dust tube?

Also, the long screw included is too long for where they tell you to put it.
libby1
Question: Holds Blade On?

libby1

holds blade on?
capnjack2
Question: Dw 708 Dust Chute Size

capnjack2

What size is the dust chute on the dw708?
R4286
Question: Armature And Fan

R4286

My motor started sparking and losing power. I took it apart. The commuter is clearly bad. So to replace the armature and fan, I see lots of questions and answers on removing the bearings, but it appears I have to order the bearings separately and then put on. How hard is it to put the bearings ON the armature and fan? and how? (for both ends) Thanks!
R4286
Reply: Armature And Fan

R4286

Having replaced my armature, here are my suggested steps. I developed these through trial and error, so use at your own risk! Order the following parts: armature and fan (38336-00SV); ball bearings (330003-09 and 330003-48); rubber sleeve (13782-01); retaining rings (144803 and 5140096-03); you will probably also need brush and spring (2)145323-06), and fan baffle (383064-00). The armature and fan is the expensive piece, and it is next to impossible to remove the existing bearings intact, so just replace them. The other parts are very cheap, so it is probably better to replace now.
Start by unplugging the saw! (part descriptions are from parts schematic) You will need a thorix screwdriver. Remove the belt cover and drive belt (link removed). You may want to remove the pulley drive (on end of armature) to make steps below easier. Remove the dust duct assembly to create a little extra room. Remove the end cap from field case. Remove the brushes and springs. Remove four screws holding field case. Carefully wiggle and pull the case; you may need a large flat-blade screwdriver to pry a little. There will be four wires connected inside the case, so it will turn sideways but not come completely free. Once lose, you should be able to remove the armature and fan – you may need to push (using round end of screwdriver or such) on the other end of armature. If you want to remove the field case, WRITE DOWN WHICH WIRE GOES WHERE. I did but lost it, so had to install and remove several times to get the wires correctly installed! (The Sears website has an electrical schematic).
This is a good time to use canned air to blow out the field case and other parts of the exposed saw.
If you do not have a bearing press, you will need to either buy one (~$100 or so) or take the armature/fan and bearings and rings to a small repair shop to have them install (probably free to install, so buy the guy lunch). Start by putting the rubber sleeve on the assembled armature. Put the fan baffle on the field case – it has a nipple that fits into the field case slot; line up nipple with wires inside slot; make sure the four wires inside field case are held in place by ‘hooks’ on fan baffle and away from armature. Put the armature into the field case. It will need a little push to seat the rubber sleeve. Maneuver the field case/armature to put the pulley drive through the hole and seat the field case assembly. Put back four screws (alternatively tighten each a little at a time). Replace bushes and springs. Replace end cap. Replace fan belt and dust cover. Replace dust duct.
Plug in saw and carefully turn on. If the blade goes the wrong direction, or fails to quickly stop, you probably put one or more of the four wires on wrong.
Best of luck to you!
R4286
Reply: Armature And Fan

R4286

For belt removal, eReplacement parts has a video on Youtube. the link was deleted when I loaded my note.
popslady
Question: Screw 153797-00

popslady

what is it used for. it does nothing when I screw it in
danni
Question: Armature Bearing

danni

is this a armature bearing (6302V)
danni
Question: Armature Bearing

danni

I need a new armature bearing. ive taken off the bad armature bearing now i need to replace it! so where could i find a armature bearing and whats the method on installing it? also if i can't buy a new armature bearing by it self, should i buy a (plate motor) does it come with a armature bearing?
Philip84
Reply: Armature Bearing

Philip84

you could try placing the armature in the freezer overnight, and place the bearings in an oven say 120 degree celcius for 10-15 mins. you will only have a short while to fit the bearings try using a copper pipe that you can use to push the bearing down the full length of the shaft. u may need to tap the copper pipe with a hammer. worked for me but it was not easy.
caruha
Question: Locking Pin, Anyone??

caruha

Locking pin on my saw has been broken for ages. Am replacing armature and would like to fix locking pin while I'm at it. Wondering if I need to remove pivot shaft to accomplish this. Looks that way to me . . . has anyone successfully done a d.i.y. locking pin replacement? I've seen dozens of posts on the armature bearings (not complaining, these were helpful) but not even a hint on how to fix the locking pin. Have seen numerous broken pins on different saws so I know it's a perennial problem.
caruha
Reply: Locking Pin, Anyone??

caruha

Don't think it matters much, but this saw of mine is a Type 4.
gclef4
Reply: Locking Pin, Anyone??

gclef4

I dont have answers but I have mine half apart now and when I get to the point where I find out i will let you know
I have a DW708 saw with a bad armature. Have ordered/received replacement but seeing the many posts regarding the difficulty of removing the bearing #62, I'm wondering if it makes sense to try to swap out the old bearing or just buy a new one. I'm a carpenter not a mechanic and I don't have any type of bearing press. For that matter, do I need a special tool to install or reinstall the bearing on the armature?
Tinkerdave
Reply: Swap Out Bearing, Or Get New One...

Tinkerdave

Hi caruha, always replace the armature bearings when the armature is out as AC motors are very hard on bearings. You can find a cheap bearing puller at an auto parts store or bring the armature and bearing to a power tool repair shop and for a small fee the will do it. Even a lawn mower shop will most likely do it for a few dollars.If that bearing fails it can destroy your armature gear and secondary gear reduction so don't take a chance with using the old bearing.Hope this helps.Good luck.
Tinker
caruha
Reply: Swap Out Bearing, Or Get New One...

caruha

Thanks Tinkerdave, appreciate your response.
caruha
Reply: Swap Out Bearing, Or Get New One...

caruha

Don't think it matters much but this saw of mine is a Type 4.
I had an issue with what I think was a bad extension cord? The cord was one that had the lighted end which shows the power was on. While using the saw, the connection caught fire. After the fire the saw would not work properly (1/2 speed, and spin in reverse). After replacing all motor parts and a new switch, I still have the same problem where the motor spins at half speed and in reverse (directly plugged into an outlet). I have checked the wiring and all is according to the schematic which ereplacementparts was kind enough to supply. Not sure where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated???
Tinkerdave
Reply: Dewalt DW708 Type 4 Miter Saw

Tinkerdave

Hi, The only thing that could make the saw turn in reverse to my knowledge would be that you did not wire it back up right. When you run the saw and release the switch the brake reverses polarity for a sec causing the saw to run in the reverse direction for a split sec.It seems to me you have the brake wire hooked up wrong and the brake is stuck in the on position.Your sure the wiring set up is for the type 4?
Tinkerdave
Reply: Dewalt DW708 Type 4 Miter Saw

Tinkerdave

This is how it should be wired:

Black/Brown supply cord connected to 1A on switch.
Red brake lead to 2A on switch.
Black field wire to 1B on switch.
Yellow Brake lead to 2B on switch.
Now this is for the old 153609-00 switch that had been discontinued. If your saw has the updated switch then there should have been wiring instructions with it.Hope that helps.
Tinker
Rodney
Question: Change Motor

Rodney

I have moved to Australia and took my DW708 but the voltage is no good. Can I get and motor for a later model in Australia to fit and if so which model is compatible for mounting????
WJA
Reply: Change Motor

WJA

Hello Rodney,

You should be able to locate a converter/ transformer in Australia to run your 120 volt tools on 240 Volts. Try talking to some local construction companies in your area to see what they use. I know there are a lot of 120 volt tools being sold down under.

The difference between 60 and 50 hertz will not effect a universal motor. If you were using a induction motor your rpm's would be a little slower and it might run a bit warmer.

WJA
BRUCE
Question: BEARING REPLACEMENT

BRUCE

I DISCOVERED THE BEARING BETWEEN THE FAN AND THE FIELD IS TORN UP HOW DO I REPLACE IT? SHOULD I REPLACE THE ENTIRE FIELD AND ASSEMBLY INSTEAD?
WJA
Reply: BEARING REPLACEMENT

WJA

Hello Bruce,

This link will show you how to remove a bearing from a armature. Removing armature bearing.

Hope this helps,
WJA
danni
Reply: BEARING REPLACEMENT

danni

ok i have taken off the armature bearing sleave. so now should i just buy a new motor plate or can i buy a new armature bearing seperetly? and does the motor plate come with a new armature bearing sleave?
julio m
Question: Dewalt Compound Miter Saw

julio m

I am replacing the pivot shaft; how do I remove the pin drive?
Ron
Question: Dust Collection

Ron

I'm trying to improve dust collection on my DW708. I noticed the last version, "type 4" , has a modified collection port that lines up behind the blade. My question will the newer port fit on an older dw708?
WJA
Reply: Dust Collection

WJA

Hello Ron,

If you have a DW708 type 1 or type 3 and you need to replace any part of the dust collection, you will need to order part number 5140006-23. It converts the old style dust collection system to the new style.

Hope this helps,
WJA
Dana Edwards
Question: Locking Pin Replacement

Dana Edwards

What is the easiest way to replace the locking pin on my DW708 type 3 saw? I have had it apart several times and can not seam to get it apart at the pivot shaft. The rest looks easy after that, I just am struggling with the pivot shaft.
Charles Robichaud
Question: Needle Bearing In Arm Assembly

Charles Robichaud

Does anyone knows how to remove the needle bearing in the arm assembly without damaging the arm assembly.
Randy
Question: Electrical Brake

Randy

I saw smoke coming out of the brushes and now the brake doesn't stop the saw like before. I checked the brushes and they look fine it just smoked for a second. Where is the brake assembly and are there replacement parts? Thanks.
DAVE
Reply: Electrical Brake

DAVE

The brake is incorporated in the switch. It basically shorts the motor out to cause the magnetic field it produces to act as a brake. There really are no brake parts other than the switch itself. You might try replacing the switch to resolve a brake issue.
Rich
Question: How To Replace Armature

Rich

I'm getting sparks flying from the copper of the armature and brushes and now I'm only getting half speed. I started to take the armature out but I couldn't get it out. Does anyone know how to get it out so the armature can be replaced. I might be missing a step to get it out. Thanks
Darren
Reply: How To Replace Armature

Darren

Please let me know if you have a solution. Mine is doing the exact same thing.
Gregg
Question: Noisy Saw

Gregg

The brake on my saw makes an awful grinding noise when I release the trigger. The saw runs good and sounds fine until I release the trigger. Do I have a bearing in the brake assembly going bad? It sounds like a bad bearing, but is only heard after releasing the trigger.
Thanks
cbull
Reply: Noisy Saw

cbull

Usually the brake of a power tool is electrical. There is not really a bearing specific to a brake assembly because there is not one.
Jhollif
Reply: Noisy Saw

Jhollif

Check to see if your blade is securely tightened. Mine did this recently, the bolt holding the blade was loose. Corrected that and no more problem.
1066526
Reply: Noisy Saw

1066526

Sounds like dry armateur bearings. The best way i can describe the dry bearing sound is it should sound similar to an old slot car when the saw is braking. I fixed mine twice in 17 years by regreasing the bearings with lithium grease. If you have a fiar amount of mechanical ability, then you should be able to do this just fine. Just be very careful not to damage the rubber coated steel dust plate on the side of the bearing when you use a small flat screwdriver to gently pry this plate off the side of the bearing. Once removed, lube the bearings well and spin them in the process to get the grease distributed. Then you can put the seals back on the bearings and reinstall the armateur. I did this process to a friend's saw on the jobsite in about an hour . Hope this helps.
Luis
Question: Switch Replacement

Luis

I am trying to repair a switch, but I forgot which color of the cord is red 2A or 2B?
Carole
Reply: Switch Replacement

Carole

I am trying to locate a replacement switch, but seems to be obsolete, discontinued, etc. everywhere I've searched as of 5-30-12. Where did you
find replacement switch?
WJA
Reply: Switch Replacement

WJA

Hello Carole,

Unfortunately the manufacture has discontinued part number 153609-00. We have been searching for a suitable replacement switch but yet have not located one. Hopefully in the future we will be able to find one.

Good luck,
-WJA
1132669
Reply: Switch Replacement

1132669

My saw is a type 3, and the Red wire goes on the 2A, the yellow wire goes on the 2B, the cord wire goes on the 1B and the motor wire goes on the 1A. Hope this helps. Ken
chysm60
Reply: Switch Replacement

chysm60

I have a few switches kicking around and am willing to sell them. A while back I needed a switch for my saw and it took me a year to find one, so I purchased a few extra. The are not the exact same switch, because they are from a different company. The black trigger is shorter on the left side, so there is about a 1/4 inch gap between the yellow handle and the black trigger. I have put it on my saw and it has been working great. I checked with the company and they no longer have them available. I will sell them for $25.00 each plus shipping if anyone needs one. Also, if you are mechanical inclined, it would be easy to switch the black trigger from the old switch to the new switch, and then it would be exactly what you had before. Also, if anyone has a black trigger from there switch asm, I would like to have one so I can switch mine also. Mine was trashed when I was t-boned in an auto accident and my saw ended up 30 yards away from my truck all broken up. If your interested, e-mail me at

link removed

Thanks!

Ken
charlie
Question: Bearing Placement

charlie

I need to know how far down the shaft I need to place the bearing on top of the fan.
Terry Ellis
Reply: Bearing Placement

Terry Ellis

Carefully press it down until it bottoms out on the shoulder.
Bob Bianco
Question: Dw708 Motor

Bob Bianco

Hi,

It looks like the motor is gone on my saw. While I see motor parts, can I buy a replacement motor as a unit?
paul
Question: Running At Half Speed

paul

Hi,

I have a Dewalt 708 lx3 and it seems to be running at around half the speed it should, it seems OK other than this, but will struggle to cut any good size timber especially on a compound cut. can any one help.

PAUL
Charlie
Reply: Running At Half Speed

Charlie

You should check the brushes as they dwindle away power towards the end of their life span. Also check the power connection.
Mike
Question: Blade Wobble

Mike

I have a DW708 Type 4 saw and the blade has a very slight wobble when the saw is at full RPM. I have changed blades several times and that is not the cause of the wobble. Can you help?
Charlie
Reply: Blade Wobble

Charlie

Blade wobble can be caused either by a defective blade adapter ring or a defective outer ring. I have found this problem hard to identify but an inexpensive solution.
emmet106
Question: Pivot Pin Removal

emmet106

I need to replace the arm assembly. The old one cracked when the machine fell. I can't figure out how to get the pivot shaft out. Any help?
brandon
Question: Bearing Removal

brandon

What is the best way to remove the bearing from on top of the fan on the armature of a DW708 type 1?
Charlie
Reply: Bearing Removal

Charlie

In order to remove the bearing from atop the fan on my Dewalt Miter Saws, which all seem to be alike in this manner, I am required to use a dye cutter or grinder to cut slits into the side of the bearing. Along with proper safety gear and a vise. When placing the armature into the vice it is best to wrap it in cloth so that there is no damage caused. Once I have a slit on each side I use a puller to remove the bearing. Sometimes I use a water faucet puller on account of the clamps being smaller. This is all required because the bearing is extremely close to the fan.
Jason Harding
Question: Ball Bearings

Jason Harding

I bought a used DW708 Mitersaw and I found that when you slide the saw I was getting a small grinding noise and it was not smooth to slide. I took it apart and found that the ball bearings that help the sliding motion of the arm had missing bearings. Is there a way to replace the 2 black plastic cylinders that contain the bearings or do you have to replace the entire trunnion?
nate
Question: Bearing Replacement

nate

I am trying to replace the #62 bearing on my dw708 type 4. I have accessed the bearing but I can't figure out how to remove the old one. Can someone help please?
Gary
Reply: Bearing Replacement

Gary

I purchased a used Type 3 that needed the same bearing replacement. None of the bearing pullers that I had would fit between the fan and the bearing. I ended up taking it to a local DeWalt repair center where the tech simply put the bearing in a large vise and tighten it until the outer race cracked into multiple pieces. Next he removed and discarded the balls and ball spacers. He attached a split bearing separator by tightening it into the grove that the balls formerly rolled in. He then put the assembly in a standard press and pressed the bearing off. It cost me $20 to see the method. I ended up replacing all four of the ball bearings in the saw. As a side note once I pried off the outer seal of each of these Taiwan bearings none had any visible grease or grease residue inside.

rene
Question: Field Replacement

rene

I recently replaced the field on my DeWalt 708 miter saw and I just need to know how the wiring on the field goes in correctly. Is there a schematic or photo that you can provide?
gary
Question: Blade Play

gary

My blade seems to have a little play in it causing the cuts to not be accurate. What needs to be replaced?
gil
Question: 708 Doesn

gil

I have power at the cord. When I press the switch nothing happens.
charlie
Reply: 708 Doesn

charlie

Try tapping the motor with a hammer while depressing the switch. It may start then. If so you need to replace the brushes in the electric motor most likely. They are very easy to replace. By the side of the motor housing there are two brush caps that you remove with screwdriver. (the brushes are made out of carbon and have a spring attached) Pop them out and replace. The part number for the DW708 is #145323-06. You should replace both.
gary
Question: Mitre Swing 708

gary

I can barely swing the miter on the DW708. It's my neighbors and I have a rule...return it in as good or better shape than you received it. I am a finish carpenter and have used these for years and have never seen one so sticky. How do I clean it or is it merely the wear plate?
Mark
Reply: Mitre Swing 708

Mark

Hi Gary,

I would suspect that either the wear plates have worn through or that part of the base has been rubbing part of the table and has galled it. You will likely need to remove the table from the base to diagnose the problem. If worn the wear strips should be replaced. They are part #153614-01. If there is galling between the table and the base it can be smoothed with sandpaper.

I hope this helps!

-Mark
Paul
Question: Noisy Operation

Paul

I was very satisfied with this saw but then it started making too much noise. Is it from the ball bearing? Should I replace it and how many ball bearings are there?
Mark
Reply: Noisy Operation

Mark

Hi Paul,

It is hard for me to diagnose your saw without hearing it myself. It seems reasonable that the sound could be coming from the bearings. There are several bearings in your saw. There are two on the armature, items #61 and 62. There is also one located on the jackshaft. It is item #67. You can try and isolate the offending bearing by removing the belt and then running to motor. If there is no sound then the problem should be with the jack shaft bearing. If the noise is still there then you have bad motor bearings.

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
jim
Question: Short In Motor

jim

My saw kicks the breaker. The blade turns free, no smoke, no noise, no odor. I replaced trigger switch and it did not help.
Mark
Reply: Short In Motor

Mark

Hi Jim,

First make sure that the power source you are using is good. If it is a 15 amp circuit try using a 20 amp circuit. If you are using an extension cord make sure that it is heavy enough to handle the electrical load. I would suggest 12 gauge and no longer than 50'.

If the service is OK then you will need to start looking at the saw. My guess would be a bad armature or field. You will need to have a good motor shop test both components to find out which is bad. They will have very specialized tools to test them. The armature is part #383336-00 and the field is part #144797-03. Both parts are available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark



Randy
Question: Slow Speed

Randy

My DW708 miter saw does not come up to full speed,it will blow a breaker if try to cut. It acts like the blade brake is engaged partly. Over the last year when you release the trigger the saw will still run for a couple seconds and disengage. I've got 120 at the outlet. I ordered a new trigger switch. Is this a good guess or look else where?
Mark
Reply: Slow Speed

Mark

Hi Randy,

I would suspect that your saw has a bad field. A bad field can cause the saw to run slow. The field is also one of the key components of the motor brake. The field will need to be replaced. It is part #144797-03 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com.

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
H.C
Question: Handle Broke

anonymous

Is there a replacement part for the whole hold down including
the switch. The saw kicked back and the whole handle broke.
Mark
Reply: Handle Broke

Mark

Hi H.C.,

The hold down clamp is available as a complete unit. It is part #153650-00 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com.

Thanks!

-Mark
I am about to buy a DW708 and have noticed that there are different "Types".
What are the differences?
Mark
Reply: DW708 Types 1, 2, 3 & 4; What

Mark

Hi Bruce,

When purchasing a new saw the Type numbers will be of little or no concern. The Type number indicates any manufacturing changes that were made to the tool. Unless a retailer has had a saw sitting on his shelf for quite a while, all of the saws you see for sale should be of the very latest type.

I hope this helps!

-Mark
j. eric smith
Question: Dw 708 Burning Motor

j. eric smith

Hi, I've got a slide miter with a burnt smell starting to come from its motor.
A. Should I try cleaning the brushes
B. How do I tell if the brushes are bad
C. Could it be the armature/motor, not the brushes?
D. Will it be damaged if I continue use without repair?
Thanks, Eric Smith
Mark
Reply: Dw 708 Burning Motor

Mark

Hi Eric,

If there is a burnt smell present it is likely that the armature or field have been damaged. The burning smell is caused by the epoxy insulation on the armature or field melting and burning off. You will need to open the motor up and do some inspecting. Look at the windings on the armature for signs of damage to the insulation. On the commutator look for discoloration or melting. Check the field for similar damage. You can disconnect the field and use an Ohm meter to test the field. Take an impedance measurement from one side of the field windings. Then take a reading from the other side. The two readings should be the same. If not then the field is bad. You will also need to replace the brushes. They will have been damaged by the armature going bad.

The armature is part #396004-00, the field is part #391318-00, and the brushes are part #381028-02. All of these parts are available from http://ereplacementparts.com.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
George Groos
Question: Electric Brake Parts

George Groos

On the PDF exploded view of the DW708, I do not see any detail for the electric brake. Mine is hanging up and after 30 seconds of operation, smoke pours out of both ends of the motor housing. Do you have any detail for the electric brake?
Mark
Reply: Electric Brake Parts

Mark

Hi George,

The brake is controlled by the switch. In the off position the switch reverses the polarity of the field in the motor. It stops the rotation magnetically. The smoke you mentioned would make me think that there is damage to your armature and/or field. You will need to open the motor up and inspect the armature and field. You will likely find burnt insulation and discoloration on both pieces.

The armature is part #396004-00. the field is part #391318-00 and the brushes are part #381028-02. All of these parts are available from http://ereplacementparts.com.

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
Birdwell
Question: Blade Not Spinning???

Birdwell

Any advise would be great, When you go to cut and pull the switch, the blade go very slowly about half a turn and then you can hear something is not working properly. It cuts the breaker also when I held in the switch, its been plugged up the the same outlet for 7 yrs or so. The only maintenance I have had to do is the changing out the brushes and switch, does anyone know what to look for and how to get to the problem? I tried getting into the motor part of it, got the motor housing loose but I haven't got to the insides of it yet?
Dave
Question: Removing The Trunnion

Dave

To remove the trunnion from the base do you drive the pin (#139) out? If so, from the top or the bottom?
Tim
Question: DW708 Bearing

Tim

How involved is it to replace the bearing on the drive shaft of the DW708 mitre saw?
larry
Question: Need To Remove #62 Bearing

larry

How do you remove the old bearing?
Mark
Reply: Need To Remove #62 Bearing

Mark

Hi Larry,

The bearing is pressed onto the armature shaft. You will need a bearing puller to remove it. You can find a bearing puller at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/gripomatic-3jaw-bearing-puller-p-173448.html

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
Al
Question: DW708 Wireing

Al

I have a DW708 for repair. It was given to me with the switch unwired. I assume the black and white wires go to the normally open contacts, and the other two to the normally closed contacts. Any help?
ecsimonson
Question: Dewalt DW708 Guard Installation

ecsimonson

I have a dw708 type 4 that is missing the blade guard and some or all of the parts that hold it on and make it move. I definitely need 5140000-88 which is the guard kit and I am guessing I need 153719-01 which is the link assembly. Can anyone tell me what additional parts if any I will need?
Thanks Erin
I noticed that the fan and armature are conveniently sold as one unit... however I only need the fan (maybe?).

I bumped the fan and broke off two blades while trying to remove the impossible armature bearing.

will it self-destruct in I run it with the missing blades or is it that precise?
bec98x
Reply: DeWalt DW708 Saw; Will It Harm ...

bec98x

I have run several saws with damaged fans. Over time the fan will get even more damaged since it is out of ballance. Other pieces of the fan will soon fly off maybe damage the field or armature itself.

Go to a Dewalt factory service center or another repair shop and ask if they have any old or damaged aramtures that you can have. We used to have tons of old armatures just for that reason.
UtahAV
Reply: DeWalt DW708 Saw; Will It Harm ...

UtahAV

[QUOTE=DougD;8921]I noticed that the fan and armature are conveniently sold as one unit... however I only need the fan (maybe?).

I bumped the fan and broke off two blades while trying to remove the impossible armature bearing.

will it self-destruct in I run it with the missing blades or is it that precise?"


Hi Doug,

Well lets say that it won't help! It could come apart on you like bec98x said. Also the cooling capability will be reduced which is obviously why it is there in the first place. If you can get your hands on a fan I would replace it. It sounds like you are past this part of the repair but we do have an article and video to help with the removal of the DW708 bearing. You can find it in the articles section of our website our by clicking the following link...

How to remove a DeWalt Miter Saw armature bearing

I hope this helps!

-UtahAV
-Mark
JanTech
Question: Dewalt DW708 Type 2

JanTech

I wonder if some knowledgeable person can help me out, as Dewalt do not want to help me.

I have a burnt out 240V Dewalt DW708 Type 2 Mitre Saw. I have decided to convert it to run on 110V so I can use it on site. I purchased a 115V field coil and a 110V armature assembly ( I am using the old casing as it seems to be the same on both voltage models). When I took out the old 240V field coil it only had two terminals and the two wires from these went to the switch as expected. When I received the new 110V field coil it has 4 connections two have tick wires and a combination of thin wires from the coils connected to them. I am at a loss as to which terminals to connect my two existing wires too.

Looking at past messages on this site it seems that the thin wires are for an electrical brake . The 240V motor did not have this facility ( hence probably only two terminals). Have I been supplied the wrong field coil or do I only have to connect with the existing two wires and not run it with an electrical brake as per the 240V version?.

If I can run it without the brake which terminals do I connect? Do I connect to both the thick wire terminals or to the one thick and the one thin one? Do I connect diagonally side by side or one above and one below? ( The 240V was connected diagonally, but of course there were only two terminals.... )

If anybody has a 110V Type two motor knocking about or has done the same type of conversion that does not have a electrical brake could they reply as to which terminals the two wires are connected to.

I would be very grateful for any info that will point me in the right direction.
JanTech
Reply: Dewalt DW708 Type 2

JanTech

Contrary to the poor service from Dewalt USA, Dewalt GB have come up trumps and supplied me with a wiring diagram and advice on parts so I have had my question answered. Thanks to everyone who read my request but were unable to help. apparently I need a new switch, a length of four core wire and 110V brushes and connect as shown in the diagram........'simples'
Lecopi
Question: Dewalt - DW 708

Lecopi

Hello to all.

The electrical brake doesn't operate anymore.
The switch has been changed today. (was expected to be the source of the problem)


Any idea of what could be the problem?

Could it be the brushes?. They looks good, clean and long enough. They move freely and the contact between brushes and the cupper rotating part seems OK.

In another post, it's recommanded to check the field.
eReplacementParts.com : Field [144797-03] - $38.75
What is exactly to be checked in the field?


Except this brake problem, everything is OK. (Start / stop / operate continuously)

Thanks.
qdea
Reply: Dewalt - DW 708

qdea

field is the source of the problem,there are two sets of coils,one is the run coil ( which is of a fatter guage of wire the other is the brake coil,wire is very small) what the smaller guage wire does it sends power momentarily in the reverse direction just for a fraction of a second to the armature, thereby making the armature wanting to spin in the reverse direction for a short while a creating a braking effect. You may notice that wire coil is some what burnt or discolored,next place to check is at the terminals of this same coil,usually the terminals burn out right at the end.

Good luck.
Lecopi
Reply: Dewalt - DW 708

Lecopi

thanks qdea.

I will do that next week and let you know.
HardwoodRob
Question: Dw708 Type 1 Miter Saw Blade Loc...

HardwoodRob

I was wondering if anyone has had to replace the locking pin before, and if so what exactly I had to do. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
Shadelady
Question: Dewalt DW708

Shadelady

Hello folks i am just goin to jump right in. this saw of mine, i love it. however i think i overheated the motor- was smoking after last use. i honestly hadnt noticed it heating up. anyhow, the brushes look pretty good. i took off the outer black cover and looked at the armature and there is some mild scoring on it. so mild i would call them scratches. i attempted to remove the larger yellow cover and it seems stuck / screwed on somewhere i havent found.
at the present moment the motor runs, its just a sparkier than what i remember it being and it doesnt quite sound right- cannot put my finger on anything sound-wise as i am not too keen to run the saw the way it is. my inclination is to clean the armature as much as possible and try again.
i talked to a DeWalt rep and they told me to just run it and that if it had just over heated that it would "wear back in"

what woudl you do if it was your saw?

btw this is a fantastic site!!! thanks for any and all replies in advance.
UtahAV
Reply: Dewalt DW708

UtahAV

Hi Shadelady,

Them arcing could be caused by insufficient contact between the brushes and the commutator or by a bad armature. If the brush is nor sliding easily in the brush holder it may stick and then sit a fraction of an inch above the commutator rather than pressing against the commutator. The electricity will then arc between the brush and the commutator.

Due to the smoke that you observed coming from the motor I would suspect that you have a damaged armature. If the motor does not receive the proper amount of current, either from working the motor harder than what it was designed for or by an extension cord that is too small of gauge for its length, it will heat up and damage will begin. The smoke you saw is usually from the insulation on the motor windings overheating and melting or burning. Once the insulation burns away shorts develop in the windings which create arcing at the commutator. A growling noise from the motor is also usually associated with this type of damage. The damage will be to the armature, the field or both. If the damage is not visually obvious then you will likely need to have the armature and field tested by a motor shop to determine which is bad. The motor shop will have the specialized tools needed to perform the tests.

I hope this helps!

-UtahAV
-Mark
Shadelady
Reply: Dewalt DW708

Shadelady

Mark- will take a look at how the brushes are seating- lets hope thats all it is!!! i am in a tiny town so i am not sure i'll be able to get the armature tested.

thanks for giving me direction!!
ttownbill
Question: Dewalt DW708 Type 3 Motor Wiring

ttownbill

I am working on a friends miter saw. It has been worked on by somone else and I need to check the wiring to the motor. Can someone tell me where to find this information or tell me where the red, black and two white wired connect to the motor windings. We already purchased new windings and some other parts.
ocd-opie
Reply: Dewalt DW708 Type 3 Motor Wiring

ocd-opie

i would need more info in order to help you because i'm not sure what you mean when you say wiring. did you not take it apart before getting the right parts. it's wise to mark each wire or draw a diagram so you remember where everything goes. although you maybe better off calling either dewalt and talk to a techician or call ereplacement parts for help at 18668026383. They helped me out when i called about a trouble shooting problem i had so i suggest trying other avenues such as that and perhaps you could figure out the correct way to wire your miter saw.
this is ocd-opie from revamped tools, good luck!
robi821
Question: DW708 Bearing

robi821

I bought a used saw with a bad bearing. I have the new bearing but can not get the old one off. All that is left on the shaft is the inner portion of the bearing and there is little or no room to get behind it. Anybody know how to remove it?
cmoorejack
Reply: DW708 Bearing

cmoorejack

Hey robi821,
The best thing to use is a bearing splitter..it will clamp down on the inner race and then can be pressed off in an hydraulic press..:) if no press.. you can try cutting off the race with a cutting wheel on a grinder..[without damaging the fan] some people have been able to grind it enough to chisel off the rest...ugh It is also a good idea to clean and polish the shaft before you install the new bearing to make sure it has a clean press on..
I just changed one out and used the splitter and the hyd press..:)
here is a link to tho bearing splitter as part of a tools for tool repair video..Tools for Tool Repair : eReplacementparts.com
hope this is helpful..?
cmoorejack
alfredo1miter
Question: Motor Replacement

alfredo1miter

can I replace dewalt 708 motor with a dewalt 718
cmoorejack
Reply: Motor Replacement

cmoorejack

Hey alfredo,
It doesn't look possible because of the front motor mount plate.it may be a different configuration..also probably not economical..
Best on this one to just repair or replace the parts that you need for the dw708..:)
parts avail at eReplacementparts.com : Power Tool Parts and Tool Repair
hope this helps..
cmoorejack
sawdust king
Question: Remove Bearing On DW 708 TYPE 4

sawdust king

I'm rebuilding my DW 708 Type 4 cross cut miter saw. The bearing on the drive end was completely shot, I had to carefully grind the inter race off, no problem. I decided to replace the bearing on the brush end, which is decent shape just a slight wobble. My question is what would be the best way to remove this bearing without damage to the armature? I got my parts ordered from eplacementparts and just waiting for them to get here to get the saw going ....................Thank you
I have a DW708 Type 4. The electric brake is no longer working, so the blade spins for about 10 seconds or so after the trigger is released. It is also sparking a bit at the brushes. Any ideas on what needs replacing? Thanks.
Mike
Reply: Dw708

Mike

Hi deadhang. On those saws the electric braking is a function of the switch and the brushes. When the switch is released, it reverses the motor polarity for a brief moment which stops the blade quickly but you will need good brushes for it to work. Usually replacing the brushes fixes the problem. Sometimes it is necessary to replace the switch though, so I would inspect the brushes to see if they look worn.

For your DW708 type 4, you will need #381028-02 brushes which are sold individually. You will need two. Here's a link:

381028-02 Dewalt DW708 Brush

If you end up needing to replace the switch, you will need part #153609-00. Here's a link:

153609-00 Dewalt DW708 Switch
mkinttrim
Reply: Dw708

mkinttrim

Brake seems to be working almost all the time, was going to get a new set of brushes but do you think it could be the switch as well?
deadhang
Reply: Dw708

deadhang

Thanks for the advice. This forum is great!
duodesigns
Question: Bearing Repair On Dewalt Dw708

duodesigns

dewalt DW 708 type 1 In reference to replacing armature bearings, should armature be replaced also.
Dave
Reply: Bearing Repair On Dewalt Dw708

Dave

The DW708 armature 396004-00 usually runs around $75, so it really depends if the armature needs to be replaced or not. Check the commutator of the armature - this is the part of the armature where the brushes make contact. Look for any signs of damage.

Here is a picture of what the commutator should look like:

Stuart
Question: Dewalt DW708.

Stuart

Hi. Can anyone help me. I have a Dewalt DW708-GB miter saw and I need to replace the bearing on the armature and fan. I am having problems removing the old bearing (part no. 330003-48) from the shaft. I have already removed the ring spiral but the bearing doesn't want to budge. I would be grateful of any advice.
cmoorejack
Reply: Dewalt DW708.

cmoorejack

Hey Stuart,
That bearing is pressed on pretty tight..! I actually have to put the bearing in the jaws of a bench vise and break the outer casing..[cover the whole thing with a rag so flying pieces don't go everywhere]..once it is broken and all you have left is the inner race you need to use a bearing splitter clamped on the race and use a puller [be careful not to damage the threads in the center of the shaft..i put the screw back in and use that for the puller..]or place in a hyd press..ugh..that is how tight that thing is on..! before i put the new bearing on I chuck up the armature in a drill press and emery cloth the shaft so the new bearing is not so stressed..if you don't have the means of doing this you may have to take in or send to your nearest service center for them to do..
hope this has been helpful..
Craig
Geneva Tool Repair
How do I get the bottom belt pully off without damage.
I tried a gear puller but the clamping jaws are too big.
cmoorejack
Reply: Stubborn Belt Pully Dw708 Miter ...

cmoorejack

The power tool industry uses a OTC #1020 that has small enough jaws to get behind the pulley..but you still have to be careful not to damage the pulley and also the center of the the shaft...! Without the special puller you can also try to use 2 screwdriver tips to get behind and force the pulley off carefully..this may be one for a repair center to perform..[usually the top or shaft end bearing fails and needs to be replaced..this is also a repair center job because of the difficulty of removal..!] :)
Hope this has been helpful..
Craig
Geneva Tool Repair
Theartman
Question: Dewalt Dw708

Theartman

Hey, I have a Dewalt Dw708 and I think the bearings might be bad but I don't know. The brushes look decent, but it sparks a little when I run it. I don't know much about these saws except that they are costly to replace.....HELP!!
Mike
Reply: Dewalt Dw708

Mike

Hey there Theartman. Sorry it took us a while to get back to you.

There are a few things that could be going wrong. You could have a bad armature (we sell a lot of those DW708 armatures) or you might have a bad bearing. Replacing the armature for that saw is pretty easy. Here's a link to the armature for the DW708 types 1 and 3:

eReplacementparts.com : ARMATURE AND FAN [383336-00] - $68.39

And here's the armature for the DW708 type 4:

eReplacementparts.com : ARMATURE AND FAN [396004-00] - $71.04

Good luck!
Hunter Woodworking
Question: I Posted For DW708 Type 3 Miter ...

Hunter Woodworking

If you have a broken, or cracked clamping handle on your DW708 miter saw, which is a common malady due to the design and over-tightening, here's how ya remove and replace.
First, set your saw on it's side so you can put a pipe clamp, or large c-clamp on the pin that the handle and trigger rides on. Next, use a bolt or other post to extend the pressure of your clamp directly onto the pin, and offset the other side to allow the pin to extend past the housing. Slowly and carefully apply pressure on the pin. If it does not move, apply pressure from the other side. THIS PIN ONLY COMES OUT IN ONE DIRECTION AND IF YOU GO TOO FAR YOU WILL CRACK THE HOUSING, so be careful.
Once you have removed the pin, you can remove the shaft from its' hole and replace the broken part. You should probably replace both parts so that you don't have to take it apart again for a while. Once you have transferred the spring and replaced the assembly, just reverse the clamping procedure to reinsert the pin. Retension the handle, and you're done!
Everywhere I look for this part it says that it is obsolete and not available any more - does anyone know what other replacement switch will work for this model?
goldsand@verizon.net
Question: Dw708 Type4

goldsand@verizon.net

is there a special puller to remove bearing part#62 from armature & fan. If so where can I get one. If there is another way besides purchasing, please let me know.
Mike
Reply: Dw708 Type4

Mike

The best way is to use a bearing puller. It's a neat little tool that uses a lot of leverage to remove a bearing. They're not cheap tools, but they're nice to have around. eReplacementParts.com sells a 3-jaw puller here:

eReplacementparts.com : Grip-O-Matic 3-Jaw Bearing Puller [1021] - $54.00
jkaye65
Review: DeWALT DW708 - DIY Repair
5 star
jkaye65
Recently the armature bearing went out on my DW708 type 4 so I ordered the new bearing from ereplacementparts. I decided to get some brushes while I was at it. I followed their video on how to remove the bearing and got it off (took awhile with my cheap tools). But the saw sounds like new and I'm sure I saved lots of money doing the repair myself. Thanks for this website!
Randy
Review: DeWALT - DW708 DW708
3 star
Randy
Dewalt (bad dust collection) I've never got a truly straight cross cut. Even with a disk calibrator. The 45 and 90 degree setting changes each time. This saw would be a better construction site saw instead of a trim saw where precision counts. I'd try a Hitachi next time.
Globejockey
Review: DeWALT - DW708
5 star
Globejockey
Over the course of nine years I have remodeled my entire house. From gutting the kitchen down to bare studs, additions and expansions to replacing windows and everything in between, I have used this saw to cut 5 1/4" molding at compound angles to cover a sill wall to making picture frames. It cuts cleanly and accurately every time. It has good start up speed without a significant kick and enough power to cut through a 4 X 4 at a 45 deg.My only complaint is the inadequate dust collection setup. I have broken the hose attachment twice and had to rig a dust collection screen to slow down the spread of chips and dust.
colin@cjcarmen.com
Review: DeWALT - DW708
5 star
colin@cjcarmen.com
Ten years of use and still going strong. Best miter saw ever built.
michaelhelpme
Reply: DeWALT - DW708

michaelhelpme

dw 708 the trunnion nice name
trying to replace bearing in which the bottom rail slides through i need to know how to remove and install a new one also where i can purchase one
michaelhelpme
Reply: DeWALT - DW708

michaelhelpme

de 708 type 4 trunnion bottom rail bearing
looks like rubber hose lined with 6 rows of ball bearings can not find part number and not sure if there is a metal ring that needs removed
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