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#1 posted 03-01-2016 03:46 AM

I have this same model. Are you loosening up the lock lever enough? To get mine to move in the bevel direction smoothly I need to loosen it at least a 1 full revolution. There is also a set screw with a spring under it, item 105 in the picture below. If I remember correctly, that sets the tension of the detent ball. You could try backing that out a half turn. Don’t take it all the way out or the spring and ball may go flying!

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