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Aligning the Fence on Dewalt's DW718 Miter Saw

By virtue of its brick-house construction Dewalt’s DW718 12″ double-bevel sliding compound miter saw takes a bit of a beating throughout its lifetime. Accordingly, every now and again, the saw requires a bit gentle maintenance to keep at its best. Ensuring your saw is in perfect alignment though, is easier than you might think.

It may surprise you to learn that the leading cause of inaccurate miter saw cuts is actually a misaligned or warped fence. As many awful things like kickback and sloppy cutting can result from a misaligned or otherwise off-kilter rip fence, your fence alignment and the fence alignment process are important parts of miter sawing and miter saw ownership; despite the seemingly elementary process of this procedure, it can make or break your cutting results. Additionally, because Dewalt’s DW718 packs such a serious amount of punch, ensuring that your cuts are accurate and your materials are safe from error or kickback is all the more important. Be precise and be cautious.

So, to get down to business, using a framing square or straight-edge that is at least as long as your fence, press a piece of ultra thin paper (i.e. tracing paper or telephone book paper) against the fence (or straight-edge). The paper should be sandwiched between the square and the fence. Now, tug softly at the top of the paper. It should be tightly stuck between the fence and the square at all points from one end of the fence to the other. If at any point you can remove the paper from said contraption, you have a bow, a sway, or an imperfection in the fence that needs to be corrected.

To adjust the DW718’s one piece fence, loosen the screws closest to the imperfection and remembering to not over-correct use a pry bar to gently force that bent fence straight. Maintain pressure on the pry bar and tighten the screws. Test again to ensure this point has sufficiently straightened. Continue with said process until the paper doesn’t budge from its sandwiched space at any point on the fence. Additionally, and as with almost all things in life, this procedure is generally easier with four hands; if someone can help you, gratefully accept their offer and hold and push and pull and test and measure until your fence is perfectly straight. Also, and again, please be cautious as you straighten the fence, move in very tiny increments to ensure you don’t over-correct any given bowing point.

If after all this, you find you need an extra hand with your Dewalt DW718 miter saw fence alignment, take your tool to a Dewalt factory authorized service center for a professional adjustment.

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Cutting through Carbon Steel Alloy with DeWalt Cut Off Tool?

I have a DeWalt DC410KA cut off tool and I need to cut through some 3/4″ think carbon steel alloy rods. What type or brand of cut off disc should I use? Is the general purpose disc going to be up to the task? Thanks.

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Focus 2010: Dave DeWalt lays out plans for 'McAfee 3.0'

Focus 2010: Dave DeWalt lays out plans for ‘McAfee 3.0’
LAS VEGAS: McAfee chief executive Dave DeWalt has outlinedan initiative for what the company calls ‘McAfee 3.0’.

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Simpson Swan Secure T16N250PFB 16-Gauge 316 Stainless Steel 2-1/2-Inch Angle Finish Nails for Paslode and DeWalt Tools, 500 Per Box

  • 316 Stainless Steel for maximum corrosion protection in the harshest environments
  • 2-1/2-Inch 16-Gauge angle finish nails
  • 500 Per Box
  • Fits Paslode Impulse and DeWalt Cordless 16-Gauge angle finish nailers
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Product Description
Standard nails can bleed through paint or cause streaks on your stain grade work. These high quality stainless steel nails eliminate these worries. Stainless Steel nails are most often used in projects where they are exposed to weather or in highly humid areas. However, woods such as Redwood and Western Cedar have high levels of tannic acid, which can cause staining with standard nails. Pressure treated lumber can have similar problems due the chemical reaction … More >>

Simpson Swan Secure T16N250PFB 16-Gauge 316 Stainless Steel 2-1/2-Inch Angle Finish Nails for Paslode and DeWalt Tools, 500 Per Box

The 12 tools you really need

The 12 tools you really need
Spend $250 or so on a dozen home tools, and you’ll have all you need to avoid repeated treks to the hardware store.

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DeWalt DC759KA Review – What You Need to Know Before You Buy the DeWalt DC759KA

Having a durable, compact drill with a high amount of power can come in handy in many different situations. The DeWalt DC759KA fits all of these criteria and is a great drill. Compact drills are wonderful for fitting into tight spaces and minimizing the fatigue on your arms and this DeWalt model definitely delivers.

Coming equipped with a dual-speed range motor that operates at 0-450 RPM and 0-1500 RPM, the DeWalt DC759KA cordless drill is perfect for heavy-duty projects as well as lighter projects alike. The 1/2 inch keyless ratcheting chuck is also a great feature because it prevents your drill bits from spinning while the drill is under heavy use.

Weighing only 5.2 pounds, you can be sure that your arm won’t fatigue too quickly while you’re working on your projects. Aside from being lightweight, this drill has a good grip, is well-balanced, and feels quite comfortable in your hands.

Battery life is a big concern for any drill owner and this cordless drill provides a pretty good battery life and they charge fairly quickly as well. Several people have said that the battery life on this drill could be a little better, but others have said it’s nearly perfect. Either way, this drill comes with 2 batteries so that even if one dies, you’ll always have another one ready to go.

All things considered, I would give the DeWalt DC759KA a very good rating. It provides plenty of power, is comfortable to hold, fits into compact spaces, and most importantly, helps you get the job done.

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DeWalt DC720KA Review – Find Out If the DeWalt DC720KA is What You Need

Small, compact drills that can fit into smaller spaces are becoming more and more popular these days. A really good drill for this purpose is the DeWalt DC720KA. Don’t let the small size fool you though, this DeWalt is 18-Volts and packs plenty of power to assist you with almost any job.

The DeWalt DC720KA has a 2-speed motor so you can choose the speed you need depending on the project you’re working on. The two speeds are 0-500 RPM and 0-1700 RPM. Make sure you choose the correct speed before you start drilling to avoid cracking the heads right off your screws.

The ergonomic grip and light weight are two more great features with this drill and they allow you to work for an extended period of time without getting worn-out. You also don’t have to worry about dropping this drill if you’re working up high because the grip is exceptional. In the event that you do accidentally drop it though, many people have reported that it can be dropped many times and still work like new. Durability is key with any drill and the DeWalt DC720KA stands up to the test.

This DeWalt cordless drill has mixed reviews on the battery life. Some people say it’s perfect while others have said it could be better. The good news is, you get two 18-V batteries with the purchase of this DeWalt so even if one decides to die early on you, you can just swap it out with the fresh one and be set.

That about sums up my DeWalt DC720KA review. Overall I think this is a very good drill, and based on other reviews, almost everyone that has purchased it will agree.

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Focus 2010: DeWalt lays out plan for 'McAfee 3.0

Focus 2010: DeWalt lays out plan for ‘McAfee 3.0
Las Vegas: McAfee chief executive Dave DeWalt has introducedan outline for what the companies calls ‘McAfee 3.0.’

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Will a 18v battery work on dewalt 14.4v drill? Tools?

I have a 14.4v dewalt drill, will an 18v battery work on it? I know the 12v batteries are the same, but do they work too?