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12-10-2004, 09:33 AM
I have a Jet contractor saw... the saw is a year old it is getting harder to lower the saw blade.
I normally lower the blade after each use since
my table saw and out feedtable are used as a workbench when not cutting. my angle works just fine so I don't think it is saw dust on the pinion
I have lubed the pinion about a month ago and it seemed to work a little better but it is probably worse now than before. anyone else have this type of trouble?
12-10-2004, 10:02 AM
I suggest you post this message on a woodworking forum such as www.canadianwoodworking.com. (http://www.canadianwoodworking.com.) You'll get lots of feedback.
12-10-2004, 11:07 AM
Only when I don't keep the mechanism clean and lubed.
Unplug the machine, take off the sawdust chute and get a good look at that mechanism. Some have plastic in them and should be lubed with silicone only.....penetrating oil eats some plastics...sometimes you aren't lubing the correct pin/gear....sometimes there is so much gunk in there more lube only makes it worse.
[ 12-10-2004, 11:10 AM: Message edited by: Bob Smalser ]
12-10-2004, 01:02 PM
To further what Bob said,on my Unisaw there is a thrust bearing(actually just a washer) at the far end of the wormshaft,in the raise/lower mechanism.Even the tiniest squirt of WD-40 makes it much better.
12-10-2004, 04:04 PM
You might want to clean/degrease the trunnion, etc. and then relube with a wax rather than a grease or oil. Try a paraffin bar of the sort you buy at the grocery store in the canning supplies department, or a can of Boeshield T-9.
Grease or oil is sticky and will attract sawdust that may clog the mechanism.
12-13-2004, 09:04 AM
I cleaned and lube the pinion and trunion over the weekend works much better! I suspect that last
month I whas useing the wrong type of lube, I used the same lube as I would when lubricating the bearing on router bits. thanks to everyone that responed I appricite it.
12-13-2004, 07:16 PM
All I know is that I have a 10" Craftsman ... nearly 20 years old. The perfect unadulterated saw.
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