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Forum topic by hkmiller posted 09-30-2018 12:30 AM 254 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hkmiller

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09-30-2018 12:30 AM

Should the back of blade be resting on the bearing when there is no saw blade pressure (I.e. not cutting)

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#1 posted 09-30-2018 12:33 AM

My understanding is it should be the thickness of a piece of paper away… so as close as you can get it without touching. The back bearing is a tricky one though as the blade usually has a step in it at the weld. Some say to grind this down with a file on the back of the blade the first time you use it. It will help prolong the life of your bearing and run smoother too.

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#2 posted 09-30-2018 03:39 AM

it Should touch the bearing only with pressure from the blade. Very light pressure at that.

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