I am in the process of making a Router Table to fit in my Table saw extension wing, but it came to a stop today, I was going to cut some more parts, and the collar on the knob of the mitre gauge shattered, I had only lifted it to move it, no undue pressure.
Upon closer examination, the collar of the knob is only thin plastic, molded around the nut head, so it had to be the weak point.
I had a number of options, the obvious one being to claim under the Warranty with Craftsman, but why bother when I would just get another of the same, the second option was to make a new wooden knob to fit,. and finally repair the existing one.
I decided to go with the latter, I quite like this knob, it is substantial, and you can get a good grip, so out came the expoy, and the nut has been well and truly encased and re-fastened to the knob.
Hopefully there will not be any other problems with Craftsman.
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