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Repair Center  Quick Fix: How to Replace the Blade Locking Pin on a DeWalt DW708 Miter Saw

Why Read This Article?

  • Learn the easy way to replace the blade locking pin on a DeWalt DW708 miter saw. 

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
Frequency: As needed
Replacing the Pin Assembly:
1. Remove the pin assembly.
2. Prep the new locking pin.
3. Install the pin assembly.

Video

Tools & Materials

  • Bearing pick
  • Small flat-head screwdriver

Quick Fix: How to Replace the Blade Locking Pin on a DeWalt DW708 Miter Saw

January 11, 2012
This article shows you how to replace the blade locking pin on a DeWalt DW708 miter saw. 
Many people approach the blade locking pin on a DeWalt DW708 miter saw from the wrong side. This makes the repair very difficult--you can end up disassembling half of the blade arm. If you follow these instructions, you can have a new pin installed in about 10 minutes.

  Remember to use our DeWalt parts finder to find the right locking pin for your saw.
 
Replacing the Pin Assembly

1. Remove the pin assembly

Use a bearing-seal pick to remove the lock-pin retaining ring.

 

When you remove the retaining ring, the pin assembly will likely pop out as well.


 

2. Prep the new locking pin

Slide the spring onto the long end of the locking pin.


 

Add the felt seal to the end.


 

3. Install the pin assembly

Place the locking pin assembly into the saw.

 

Put the retaining ring into position over the end of the locking pin.

 

Then use a small screwdriver to secure the retaining ring.


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And that's how you can quickly replace the blade locking pin on a DeWalt miter saw. This easy repair will save you lots of money compared to a repair shop. You'll be cutting again in no time.  Remember to use our power tool parts finder to find all the right OEM parts for your power tools. 
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