Grizzly G0771Z Hybrid Saw- blade height frozen

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Forum topic by BMorrow posted 08-13-2018 08:37 PM 1126 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2018 08:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly g0771z blade height adjustment

I purchased a G0771Z 10” Hybrid Table Saw from Grizzly which was delivered three weeks ago.
After assembly, I attempted to adjust the blade height and found the adjustment wheel would not turn.

I ended up shearing the roll pin that engages the wheel to the adjustment shaft.
Grizzly sent a new pin which I installed, but then I broke the adjustment wheel attempting to turn it.
Grizzly is sending a new wheel, but they have not been any help in determining why the height adjustment mechanism is locked up.
Does anyone have any suggestion what I can do to free up the height adjustment mechanism?


Bill Morrow

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#1 posted 08-14-2018 01:21 AM

On my old Bridgewood table saw the height adjustment is done with a worm gear on the end of the adjustment shaft. The worm gear meshes with a semicircular gear that raises and lowers the saw blade. There is a roll pin thru the end of the worm gear. Sometimes this pin shifts slightly thru vibration and jambs against the semicircular gear. That prevents the height adjustment shaft/wheel from turning.

This is all conjecture. Just based on my saw.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-14-2018 02:12 AM

Could the knob that holds the wheel on be too tight? I have the grizzly g0833 and if you tighten the knobs too tight, the adjustment wheels won’t turn without force. I have not forced them and back off the knob when turning them.

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#3 posted 08-14-2018 04:08 PM

seuss- I took the locking knob off entirely and the wheel still will not move.

lew- It’s hard to see the parts inside the cabinet, but I will look for the problem you mentioned. Thanks.

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Charlie H.

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#4 posted 08-14-2018 10:04 PM

Did you remove the styrofoam shipping block that holds the motor in place ?

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#5 posted 08-15-2018 01:24 AM

I sprayed the shaft liberally with penetrating oil. After letting it sit a while it broke loose and seems to OK now. Thanks for the help.

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