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#1 posted 09-14-2016 04:20 PM

Hmmmmm. You re kidding! I don t think these guides move up and down. Is it possible to add a pic to show what you mean ?

There are two knobs on your blade guide that loosen the assembly. One should allow you to adjust the side bearings and the other the rear. It s hard to tell from the pictures above, but it does look like you are limited on how far forward you can adjust the side guides.

It s likely that the manufacturer did not expect the saw to carry a re-saw blade that large….but it could just be the angle these photos are taken… Here s a photo of how the assembly should look after its realigned.

And this is a pretty good vid that explains how to set them up…even though he is using a different blade guide system.

- UncannyValleyWoods

Wow! I think Coxhaus and you are RIGHT.
And YES it would have been much more helpful if I had shop vac’ed that wood dust out of there so you could actually see the set up. I know the blade definitely needs changing but I also strongly fekt there was something wrong. That gut initiation thing was going off every time I used it.

Thank you guys so very much. This weekend I’ll pick up a new blade and see if these guides can be adjusted.

What a perfect example of why posting questions on a website is so AWESOME . This has made my day ‘cause i truly LOVE this machine. It holds lots of valuable memories. My two nieces and nephews rocking horses were made by this baby. :D
I know someday I’ll have to part with her but NOT TODAY. ( happy dance)

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