Well, I've spent half the day doing Google searches for this answer with no luck so I hope someone here can help. I have a Dewalt Sliding Compound Miter saw about 4 years old. About a year ago when I would pull the switch on, it sounded like the brake was engaged, but then the noise lessened. This only occured occasionally. But now it has that loud noise all the time as I am running the saw and cutting.
I'm real good at tool repair when I know the problem. Is the blade brake controlled by the switch or by some other mechanism. Can I just replace the switch in the handle and solve my problem? Or could there be something else causing this. I checked, and there is NOTHING caught up under the blade guard!