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Forum topic by mcvickj posted 06-03-2019 12:11 PM 251 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mcvickj

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06-03-2019 12:11 PM

I bought this saw roughly two years ago from the original owner and it has been great for my needs right now. However I just ran into my first issue. I was going to build some French cleats in my garage for some tool storage and I tried to tilt the arbor to 45 degrees but it was super tough to move at first. With some heat and lubrication I got the crank moving pretty smooth but it will not go all the way to 45 degrees.

As I started investigating further I noticed the side of the case where the crank it located was bulging out.

It seems the screw gets to a certain point where it is super loose and the whole assembly will move. It is hard to describe but I did create a video of it. (https://youtu.be/pElDWGYCT_0)

I also noticed that the bearing retainer is loose and now appears to be bent. I wonder if this is the cause of all of my issues?

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#1 posted 06-03-2019 01:40 PM

I had that exact Craftsman model, and it did the exact same thing. Unfortunately (for you), someone gave me a 12” table saw, so I never looked into the cause and cure.

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#2 posted 06-10-2019 06:16 PM

Just as an update to this thread I found someone selling the same saw on the Facebook Marketplace for $25. It was left outside so the top is really rusty but I figured it would be a good parts saw. Thankfully the owner left the motor in the house so I figured that was worth it alone.

The tilt mechanism on the parts saw worked very smoothly and it went to 45 degrees so I figured I could just pull the tile screw and bearing retainer and install it in my saw. Well after doing that I still have the same issue where I can not get mine to 45 degrees and I’m still seeing the bulging in the case.

I was hoping to not to disassemble the saw but I’m wondering if I need a closer look but I’m not sure what to check. My first thought would be to also swap the saw base to see if that corrects my issue. It looks like it attaches to the table with a few bolts. But I’m not sure that will fix my issue.

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#3 posted 06-10-2019 08:47 PM

If it’s just stopping a small amount before 45 degrees maybe the set screws that are used to set the angle stops are out of adjustment. Mine is accessed underneath the throat plate.

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#4 posted 06-11-2019 12:52 AM

I’ve got the same saw and when I first got it all cleaned up and tried to get a 45 it wouldn’t go the last few degrees because the mount for the original guard was hitting the table top. I removed the bracket mount from the rods off the motor bracket and that fixed it. Might be worth a look anyway if you still have that part attached.

Rock

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mcvickj

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#5 posted 06-11-2019 11:34 AM

Oh I never even gave that any thought but now that you mention it the parts saw I picked up that operated the full range did not have the guard mount installed. I’ll check that tonight!


I ve got the same saw and when I first got it all cleaned up and tried to get a 45 it wouldn t go the last few degrees because the mount for the original guard was hitting the table top. I removed the bracket mount from the rods off the motor bracket and that fixed it. Might be worth a look anyway if you still have that part attached.

Rock

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#6 posted 06-12-2019 04:45 PM

That was it! Thanks to rockusaf and the tip about removing the mount for the original guard. I never even gave it a thought that it was binding in the back but when I looked I could see a small nick in the bracket and where it was hitting the case.

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