Where can you buy a dado throat plate for the Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless table saw? This question has come up a couple of times, and a reader recently asked if I had any luck in answering it.
Short answer: You have to contact Milwaukee’s service parts department.
I emailed Milwaukee Tool’s customer service, as this didn’t seem like a question to busy our PR contacts over.
Where can one purchase the dado throat plate or dado throat plate assembly for the M18 Fuel table saw, model 2736-20? The parts list (PDF) mentions a dado throat plate (part 236, 44-66-0046) and a dado throat plate assembly (part 262, 14-67-0010), but I can find neither at Milwaukee distributors. Perhaps there is a different model number?
Genuine Milwaukee Tool service parts and accessories are available for purchase by calling and talking with our Global Customer Service Representatives at 1.800.SAWDUST [1.800.729.3878], select prompt #2, Monday – Friday, 7:00AM – 6:30PM, Central Time. We accept most major credit cards [American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard or Visa] for payment.
I’m always annoyed when I email customer service and the reply tells me to call, but I guess it makes sense. Plus, they did answer my question. I asked where one can purchase that part, and they told me about the process. Maybe if I asked for a price they would have been able to give me that via email.
I figure that if I call, they’ll give me a price and if I accept, the order will processed right then and there. (I’m under the weather and limiting my talking, otherwise I’d give it a try.)
So where can you buy the dado throat plate for Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel cordless table saw? You have to call their parts department.
From the parts diagram, it looks like part no. 14-67-0010 is what you want. That’s the dado throat plate assembly, which looks to have all the doodads and thingamajigs necessary to install, level, and use the dado throat plate without fuss.
Why? My guess is that there are relatively few customers who want this accessory, and too few to make it a dealer-stocked product. Perhaps also coming into play is that if Milwaukee sells it to you directly, they can potentially keep the margin low. If they sell it to a dealer who sells it to you, that part is now going to cost more. If it’s a low-demand accessory, most dealers might not have it in stock and would have to drop-ship it from Milwaukee anyway.
The process seems a little more involved than simply placing an order through your favorite Milwaukee Tool dealer, but at least you can buy a dado throat plate if you want to.
Lastly, my 10:30pm after-hours email was replied to by 3pm today, which is a pretty good response time.