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blades too short?

by woodsmithshop
posted 10-13-2018 05:10 PM


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 05:51 PM

Did you look at the tension setting.

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JRsgarage

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 05:59 PM

Perhaps your machine fell out of alignment. Use the rear knob to get it back to parallel with the table..that should raise or lower the mount

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 06:14 PM

My bet is the tension adjustment as well… I don’t have the same saw, but I know that on more than one occasion on mine, usually after a blade breakage, I forget to release the tension lever and the same thing happens (appears the blade is too short).

Cheers,
Brad

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woodsmithshop

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 06:40 PM

the tension lever has been released, I’ll check the alignment, don’t know if the tension knob can be turned back that much or not.
thanks

-- Smitty!!!

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tomsteve

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#5 posted 10-13-2018 10:44 PM

the tension knob on an EX16 moves the front of the arm about a half inch or so in one turn . id imagine on the ex 21 or 30 its even more.
had the problem on my EX16. i hadnt been paying attention to the mark on the tension knob. it was turning a little bit over time and eventually i barely had any blade in the clamp. simple one full turn and back in business.

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woodsmithshop

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#6 posted 10-14-2018 12:58 PM

it is amazing how something can get out of adjustment while not being used for a long time, thank you guys for shaking the cob webs out, (out of my head) all it was, was the tension knob out of adjustment, I still don’t get how that happens, it was working fine the last time I used it. Oh well, it must be the workshop gremlins or something like that.
all it took was a small adjustment on the tension knob and all was fine.
Thanks guys.

-- Smitty!!!

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tomsteve

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#7 posted 10-14-2018 03:04 PM

good to hear!
when ya find them gremlins, have them return my pencils! :)

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