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Forum topic by dpdoug posted 08-04-2021 02:22 PM 202 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2021 02:22 PM

I have a 7.25” worm drive skillsaw. I would use it for ripping sheet goods by using a board as a fence to get a nice straight cut. I accidentally dropped the saw one day and now the base appears to be out of square with the blade. If I try to rip using a fence the blade will get hot and warp and wobble so bad you can’t cut anymore. Recognizing that this was my fault I bought a new base for the saw but that did not fix it. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

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#1 posted 08-04-2021 03:09 PM

Do you mean out of parallel?

Most likely the brackets and attachments for the base are bent & the blade is skewed.

I’ve corrected circ saw bases with a hammer.

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#2 posted 08-04-2021 04:14 PM

We’ll hammer it is! I sat down and measured, figured out where it was out of parallel with the blade and let the beating begin. I actually took the base off and carefully made a few hammer adjustments and I think it right now. Just need to test it.

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