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Posted on Grizzly G1022 Blade Angle Drifting

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#1 posted 10-25-2015 06:24 PM

Ok, I found the issue. This is a second hand saw. It seems that at some point in the saws history it needed some repair work on the tilt adjust handle and the tightening knob was lost or broken. The person replaced it with a 5/16 nut that actually didn’t fit. The screw is actually a M8 metric screw. As a temporary fix I used a M8 Wingnut that seems to have helped the problem some. After examining the tightening mechanism I am not a fan of how they are doing it. A little bit of wear in the mechanism and you lose control again. For now it seems to be working.

I am going to take a brief moment to rant about companies who engineer products with a combination of Metric and SAE components. This is such an unnecessary and bad idea. It causes tremendous maintenance problems. There is NO REASON at all that they can’t just standardize on SAE or Metric. This saw is primarily SAE components with a handful of random Metric components scattered through the system. I am not talking about some special component they could only get in metric. The part that caused all the problems is a threaded rod with a star knob attached.

As I was working with this I discovered that the blade height adjustment is having similar issues. The Blade is rising as the saw is working. Hopefully I can figure this out before I cut my hand off. Any thoughts would be welcome.

Thanks for the help everyone.

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