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Forum topic by Sumdume posted 09-22-2019 08:06 PM 272 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sumdume

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09-22-2019 08:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw blade problem question

Hello,
I am having trouble with the blade height lock on my Grizzly Table Saw. The model number is G1022SM.

The problem is that the blade height changes during operation. The problem occurs most frequently when the handle of the blade height hand-wheel is between 6 and 12 o’clock. I have observed the handle slowly rotate from the 9 and 12 o’clock positions to the 6 o’clock position. It took a bit longer to start moving when set at the 12 o’clock position. Once it started it did not take long to rotate down to the 6 o’clock position

This is particularly frustrating because i am trying to make a splined box and I cannot get the depth for the spline right.

I would very much appreciate it if you can help me with this issue?

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!


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OhioMike

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#1 posted 09-22-2019 09:11 PM

Are you loosening the little lock knob in the center of the handwheel prior to adjusting the height and then retightening it afterwards?

If yes, then you may need to go to page 38 of the manual and follow the Handwheel resistance adjustment instructions.

I don’t own a G1022 myself, but read about this on their website. If all else fails, I’ve found Grizzly tech support to be very helpful.

Mike

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Sumdume

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#2 posted 09-23-2019 12:12 AM

OhioMike, Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I loosen the lock knob before adjusting the height.

I bought the saw used and the manual I have must be different from the one you referenced. Page 38 of mine shows a parts diagram for a model G1022Z.

I sent en email to Grizzly tech support and haven’t seen a response yet.

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!

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Madmark2

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#3 posted 09-23-2019 04:08 PM

Do you retighten the small knob once the height is set?

Once the handle rotates to 6 o’clock does it stop? If so understand that there is normally 1/2 turn backlash between up and down where the handle turns but the blade doesn’t move. This is normal. Set your height, run the saw until the crank moves, stop the saw and recheck the height and see if it actually changed height.

M

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Sumdume

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#4 posted 09-24-2019 12:26 AM

Madmark2, I did not see it move from the 6 o’clock position. However.when I was cutting some kerfs for some splines the depth kept getting shallower. I think the downward pressure from feeding the wood into the sawblade kept forcing the blade downward.

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!

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#5 posted 09-24-2019 01:41 AM



Madmark2, I did not see it move from the 6 o clock position. However.when I was cutting some kerfs for some splines the depth kept getting shallower. I think the downward pressure from feeding the wood into the sawblade kept forcing the blade downward.

- Sumdume

Have you tried manually pushing the blade or arbor down (with the saw unplugged)?

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#6 posted 09-24-2019 02:16 AM

So once you tighten the locking knob can you turn the hand wheel? You should not be able to easily turn it by hand once it is locked. Perhaps some saw dust or something is preventing the locking knob from tightening down enough to prevent it from moving.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Sumdume

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#7 posted 09-24-2019 02:57 AM

Chucky, thanks for the reply. I just tried to push down the arbor and I could not get it to move. I tried it with the blade lock loosened and tightened. Oh by the way, I did unplug the saw first.

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!

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Sumdume

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#8 posted 09-24-2019 03:03 AM

Lazyman, thanks for the reply.
I can move the handwheel when the lock is tightened. It is quite stiff but I can turn it. I have taken the locking nob off and inspected it. I could not see any problems or debris.

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!

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#9 posted 09-24-2019 03:53 AM


Are you loosening the little lock knob in the center of the handwheel prior to adjusting the height and then retightening it afterwards?

If yes, then you may need to go to page 38 of the manual and follow the Handwheel resistance adjustment instructions.

I don t own a G1022 myself, but read about this on their website. If all else fails, I ve found Grizzly tech support to be very helpful.

Mike

- OhioMike

I’m just going to repost Mike’s thought. I believe this is the answer, read what the manual says about tension adjustment…...

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OhioMike

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#10 posted 09-24-2019 08:14 PM

Here is a link to the online manual. Check out page 34 (I had the page number wrong!)

https://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/g1022sm_m.pdf

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