A miter saw is an essential tool for any contractor, builder, or DIYer. But even with the most reliable tools, things can go wrong from time to time. One issue you might encounter with your Dewalt miter saw is that the crown stop doesn’t work correctly. If this happens to you, don’t worry! Adjusting your crown stop on a Dewalt miter saw is easy and requires only basic tools and materials. Let's break down how it's done.
What You'll Need
Before you begin adjusting your crown stop, make sure that you have all the necessary supplies on hand. You will need a Phillips screwdriver, a flat-head screwdriver, and a pair of needle nose pliers. You may also need some WD-40 or other lubricant if the screws are stuck in place due to rust or wear and tear.
TEKTON 26673#2 Phillips by 4-Inch Screwdriver
Step 1: Loosening the Screws
The first step in adjusting your crown stop is to loosen the screws that hold it in place. Use your Phillips screwdriver to loosen each of the four screws on the top of the table--the two in front and two in back. Once they are loose enough to move, use your flat-head screwdriver to remove them completely from their slots.
Step 2: Adjusting the Crown Stop
Now it's time to adjust the stop itself! Take your needle nose pliers and carefully twist it until you have loosened it enough to be able to slide it into position where you want it set for making cuts with your miter saw. Be sure not to twist too hard as you could damage the mechanism if done improperly or too forcefully! Step 3: Securing The Stop Once your new position is set, use your flat-head screwdriver again to secure all four screws back into their slots on top of the table; make sure they are tight but not overly so as this could cause damage as well! Finally, use WD-40 or other lubricant if needed to ensure that all pieces are moving smoothly before using again for cutting operations on wood or other materials with your Dewalt miter saw!
DEWALT Miter Saw Crown Stops (DW7084)
Making adjustments like this one on a Dewalt miter saw can be intimidating at first glance but once you understand how everything works together it becomes much easier! By following these simple steps, anyone can adjust their crown stop on their Dewalt miter saw quickly and easily - no matter what level of experience they have with power tools! For more helpful tips and tricks related to home improvement projects make sure to check out our blog regularly! Thanks for reading and happy building!