This is my first post here. Hi all. I need help getting my table saw back together.
I acquired this saw from a friend and it worked well. So of course I made the decision to rebuild and clean it up. I like to keep my tools in good condition and I saw a bunch of tips on cleaning the cast iron top so I decided to go a step further.
I took it apart, paying what I thought was close attention and now I can’t get the blade to come up and go down easy.
The saw is an AMT 10” Table. It does not have a belt drive.
Here are some photos.
Before: The knob would turn the screw and lift the blade.
After: The motor swings away from the screw when it is upright. I tried using the nuts as in the first photo and I removed them to try to get the whole thing to work. The nuts, I think, are locked together to prevent the screw from coming out entirely. With the nuts in place, the end of the screw comes right out of the hole and the whole assembly bounces as I turn the screw.