DW788 design flaw
I thought I would get an early start on the fretwork clock I am working on. So I am out sitting at the saw, doing my thing and having a good time. Got to the roof panels, each one needs to be cut at 45 degrees. So I tilt the table to the left, check with my 90/45 square, perfect 45, so I cut the piece.
Now to the next side, so I tilt the table to the right 45 degrees, check with my square, perfect 45. So I turned on the saw, hear a short hum, then nothing, it blew the fuse.
Upon inspecting the saw, when the table is tilted that far to the right, on the upward stroke, the blade clamp thumb-screw hits the table. Thusfor not letting the ARM move any further, overloading the circuit and blowing the fuse.
So now I am stalled until the local hardware or autoparts store opens so I can go buy a 3amp fuse, and a few spares.
To remedy this issue, I transferred the cut line to the back side of the piece being cut, and I will be able to cut it with the table tilted to the left.