DEWALT has identified a manufacturing issue involving the plastic rear guard on some of the following products sold nationally and online between September 2019 and July 2022:
1. Models: DHS780
2. Type Number: 21
3. Production Date Codes: Between 2019-33 and 2022-06
What is the Issue?: The rear guard may break or detach and make contact with the saw blade. If the rear guard contacts the saw blade, fragments may be thrown from a rotating blade contacting the operator or bystander and causing injury.
What to do: Stop using the mitre saw, check the model, type number and date code against the details above. If your product is impacted, contact the DEWALT Customer Service team to receive a free repair kit.
1. REAR GUARD
The repair kit includes a new rear guard and dust deflector assembly, two new fixing screws and instructions. The original saw blade wrench supplied with the saw has a T30 Torx head and can be used to remove the old screws and replace the new screws.
Instructions are provided and the fitting operation can also be viewed online at:
If you have any questions or difficulties with obtaining or fitting the replacement rear guard, please contact the customer service team using the details above.