Table saw blade won't go back to 90 degrees

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Forum topic by MikeDe posted 02-18-2017 07:18 PM 5983 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2017 07:18 PM

I am having trouble getting the blade back

to 90 degrees on my Delta Table Saw after

tilting the blade for an angle cut.

When I get close to 90 the wheel gets hard

to turn, and it seems to have something, like

saw dust in the way that will not let it

come to a stop.

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 07:34 PM

Definitely check for sawdust buildup or a stray piece of wood offcut, is the bevel still clamp released, it might tighten up as you turn the hand wheel, also is the 90 degree stop secure or has it move due to vibration
Just my 2cents

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#2 posted 02-18-2017 07:37 PM

Unplug it and clean out the insides.

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 08:20 PM

If cleaning don’t work, check the bolt that stops the blade. It will be located at the end of travel, you can’t miss it.

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 08:36 PM

This may sound like a Duh thing but make sure the lock knob is not tightening as you spin the crank.

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#5 posted 02-18-2017 09:15 PM

I had the same problem with my Delta x5. Cleaning definitely helped moving the blade but like Gerald said adjusting that bolt at the end of the travel was the game changer.

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#6 posted 07-16-2017 11:48 AM

Good morning! Did anything work?

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#7 posted 07-16-2017 01:41 PM

Had same problem recently, cleaned out the chamber with the blade and found sawdust compacted on top of the stop . Works great now, added checking this to my monthly routine.

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