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  • A scroller's worst nightmare.....

    ...time to find the DeWalt service center closest to me.....

    Working on the last batch of ornaments for the swap when "it" happened. The most awful clunking, vibrating, "missing engine" sounds emanating from my DW788. I stopped, turned it back on and same sounds. Turned it off and stripped off the upper arm covers - nothing obviuosly wrong visible. Blew it out with compressed air......same "bad" sounds - you know....the ones that "sound" expensive!

    I'll keep you posted

    Oh, and I did get all the ornaments done.......not my "best" effort, but pretty good. Went for a simple pattern, only 7 internal cuts and a little veining....pictures to come.....
    Last edited by bearfretworks; 11-24-2006, 04:32 PM.
    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

  • #2
    bummer....sorry to hear that, looks like you'll have to raise your prices

    pete
    Pete Ripaldi

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    • #3
      That's like the sort of thing that happens to me with my hawk..and it is sure to happen on saturday morning, so that I can't even get parts sent out till monday, putting the saw on hold for a week. Usually for me it's the fingers that hold the lower blade holder in place..they are thin aluminum and they snap off over time. Finally now they sent me extra's since it occurs every few months...god forbid they should just fix the source of the trouble to begin with.
      Sorry bout your luck...I feel you pain. At least you finished your cutting.
      Jeff Powell

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      • #4
        I know that horrible sound all too well. Happened to my Dremel saw about a year after I bought. But they fixed it, replaced the motor actually and it works better than before.

        At least you got our ornaments cut. That's the most important thing.
        Kelly
        "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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        • #5
          I think there a place in Barrow, AK that will fix it.

          Bob
          Delta P-20 & Q-3

          I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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          • #6
            Barry,
            Sorry to hear about your saw,hope you can get it fixed soon.
            Bill
            Delta P-20

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            • #7
              Ouch. that's gotta hurt. Hope you get things fixed soon.

              Begs a question, though. I have an inexpense Craftsman 16" model that I'm quite please with. The only quick access is a panel on the left of the motor housing held by two screws. Can't see any wear and tear here, though. Should one take off the other covers and inspect the parts getting the most wear periodically?

              Mike
              Mike

              Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
              Scrollin' since Jun/2006

              My Gallery

              http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

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              • #8
                Wow Barry, That sucks. And, right at the beginning of busy season! You can come borrow one of mine if you wish. Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  You might be able to fix it yourself if it is what it sounds like. Many DeWalts have started that loud knocking sound after so many hours of use. There is an adjustment on the rod that goes from front to back and it is located under the switch cover. Some can be adjusted several times before no more adjustment can be made. I did mine three times over a period of a couple years before the wear was too excessive to be corrected..
                  Rather than try to explain the procedure here for adjusting it, Rick Hutcheson has the procedure in his site.
                  http://www.scrollsaws.com/
                  Scroll down on the left side to DeWalt tune up and I hope that helps you out.
                  Be prepared for lots of fiddling of taking it apart and adusting and putting it back together to test and usually takes several tries to get it right but that is the same thing a dealer would charge you to fix it..
                  Good luck on that.
                  W.Y.
                  http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                  The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                  Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                  • #10
                    William.....if this works, SHARON will kiss you for me!!

                    Thanks.
                    Last edited by bearfretworks; 11-02-2006, 11:46 PM.
                    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                    D. Platt

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                    • #11
                      yOU hAVE A DEAL bARRY-- wILL GETS ALL THE WET SLOBBERY KISSES HE WANTS IF YOU fix your saw his way-- see I got so excited I can't type right--- lol
                      Sharon
                      Maybe Will won't want my slobbers.
                      Then I will be all sad... Boo hoo--sniff sniff

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                      • #12
                        WOW ! !
                        Big wet slobbery kisses from Sharon?
                        I can hardly wait. .

                        Out of town today for car repairs. I'll check back with big hopes that the saw repair is going OK.
                        W.Y.
                        http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                        The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                        Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by William Young (SE BC)
                          WOW ! !
                          Big wet slobbery kisses from Sharon?
                          I can hardly wait. .

                          Out of town today for car repairs. I'll check back with big hopes that the saw repair is going OK.
                          W.Y.
                          Sorry big guy.................... 5 counter clockwise twists (one at a t ime) and no noticable change.........off to the shop.......

                          Thanks though, I really appreciate the input!
                          ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                          D. Platt

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                          • #14
                            OH DRATS !!!!--and here I was all excited with thoughts of wet slobbers from Will..

                            PSSTTTT--- Pssssttt--- Will-- You can still have a wet slobbers... MMMMMMMMMwaugh
                            Shhhh==== Don't tell
                            I am in disquise

                            The GEOURGIOUS red head from Texas

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                            • #15
                              Bearfretworks ;
                              That's a bummer. Sorry to hear that the most common fixes for that problem didn't help. If what I knew about it and all the stuff in Rick Hutchesons site didn't help maybe you have a new one on all of us so be sure to report back when you get it fixed so we will all be a little wiser..

                              Sharon:
                              Sorry about the lack of exchange of wet slobbers but we tried . Maybe the next time.

                              The HANDSOME Red (grey) head from British Columbia.

                              http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                              The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                              Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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