Dewalt Self Leveling DW08802 - Tools - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By chandler48
  • 1 Post By digitalplumber
  • 1 Post By 3onthetree
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 01-14-2020, 10:14 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,913
Rewards Points: 22
Default

Dewalt Self Leveling DW08802


Any one have this Dewalt leveling tool? I have a question regarding the manual mode A1 turn on.


When I turn it on in this manual mode, which is moving the "on switch" to the left or A1 position according to the manual, the red level lines come on and then blink 3 times. I have the laser on an expensive Bogen tripod which is leveled.


According to the manual on page 9, " if the laser beam flashes, the laser is not level; or plumb and should not be used............."


So my question is, since I am using a leveled tripod, is the internal mechanism defective, causing it not to stop blinking? No matter what I do in manual mode, it always does this sequence: on solid-blink 3 times.


Self leveling mode works fine, but is it really since the manual mode does not?



Any help is appreciated. Online Dewalt chat said that it is either working correctly or is defective! Which is no Help!
__________________
digitalplumber is just a name for use here, I am not a plumber!
digitalplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-14-2020, 07:05 PM   #2
Naildriver
 
chandler48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Young Harris, Georgia
Posts: 8,113
Rewards Points: 848
Default

Re: Dewalt Self Leveling DW08802


From what I understand reading the instructions, moving the switch to the left locks the pendulum to prevent damage while transporting and to allow a manual use of the cross lines. Moving it to the right loosens the pendulum so it will swing freely and self level. The reference A1 was to figures of description which I never saw. The laser will probably blink in manual mode since the pendulum won't move and shows an error.

Edit: Figure A shows the three modes of the switch. Found it.
digitalplumber likes this.
__________________
Larry......
Half of Communications is Listening, and You can't Listen with your Mouth.
chandler48 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to chandler48 For This Useful Post:
digitalplumber (01-14-2020)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-14-2020, 07:16 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,913
Rewards Points: 22
Default

Re: Dewalt Self Leveling DW08802


Quote:
Originally Posted by chandler48 View Post
From what I understand reading the instructions, moving the switch to the left locks the pendulum to prevent damage while transporting and to allow a manual use of the cross lines. Moving it to the right loosens the pendulum so it will swing freely and self level. The reference A1 was to figures of description which I never saw. The laser will probably blink in manual mode since the pendulum won't move and shows an error.

Edit: Figure A shows the three modes of the switch. Found it.
Thanks, makes sense!
chandler48 likes this.
__________________
digitalplumber is just a name for use here, I am not a plumber!
digitalplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-15-2020, 11:56 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,913
Rewards Points: 22
Default

Re: Dewalt Self Leveling DW08802


Well 3 different answers from dewalt and one email response that sent a picture of another model!

So basically last guy, said ignore the manual mode, that my device was working correctly, thats what i needed to hear.
__________________
digitalplumber is just a name for use here, I am not a plumber!
digitalplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2020, 06:01 PM   #5
Hammered Thumb
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: SuburbanIL
Posts: 1,505
Rewards Points: 774
Default

Re: Dewalt Self Leveling DW08802


I have one in the same DW088 family.
I would make an assumption that if it only blinks the 3 times on startup, then the pendulum might be swinging a lil bit from the rocking of your fingers moving the switch on top, and needs a second to settle down
-or more likely -
It is programmed to blink 3 times to let you know you are in manual mode and level it yourself.
digitalplumber likes this.
3onthetree is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 3onthetree For This Useful Post:
digitalplumber (01-15-2020)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts