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  • GGRRRR! 788 problem

    My DW788 will not keep holding the blade. As soon as I put any tension on, the blade pops, either off the top or bottom clamp.

    I tried cleaning the clamps thoroughly, tried to flatten the ends with a wet stone, but still jumps out.

    I just ordered some new set screws and clamp knob, so hope that helps.
    The knob cost over $8 each. Ridiculous!


    Old Dust

  • #2
    Hey John, It's a common problem with the DeWalt saw. What will help is to clean off the oil from the ends of the blade. I use a folded piece of 220 grit sandpaper to do this. I also sand the ends of the thumb screw. If the end is shinny, sand it till it is dull. Make sure you don't round it off.
    Dan in So.Ca.


    • #3
      Maybe the parts will get you up and going ..........
      Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }


      • #4
        Make sure the end that holds the blade turns . There is an o ring that holds the end in the thumb screw.Might have some dust in it .


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