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Posted on Jet JWSS-10LFR Table Saw: Reassembling and can't get the Tilt wheel to lock

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Will Dougherty

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#1 posted 01-23-2017 01:22 PM

Thanks Dan,
I agree that it’s strange that they’d use a mechanism as sketchy as I described. But the locking knob is just threaded on to the end of the shaft and the only pin is the drift pin that engages the slot in the hand wheel. And there are no leftover parts, which is always a good sign.

Your comment that yours have been “easily overpowered” made me go back and take a second look at the other wheel, that raises and lowers the blade. That one presses against a little collar that sticks thru the front of the cabinet. Same sort of simple friction mechanism. As you said, it can be forced.

I believe that I was mistaken when I said that I had enough play between the slot of the hand wheel and the drift pin. I think that the slot is actually bottoming out against that drift pin before it can press firmly enough against the side of the cabinet. I’m going to add another washer/shim between the cabinet and the hand wheel and I bet that will make it hold a little better.

Thanks VERY much for your suggestions. They got me back on the right track.


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