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Posted on Grizzly G0715p problem-blade parallelism changes with elevation

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 12:46 PM


Yup. On my R4512 the back edge of the blade would kick right when raised and go back to the left when lowered.
When you raised the blade, it would be in its “kicked right” configuration. As soon as you stopped applying “up” pressure on the height adjust wheel, the back of the blade would go left. It was an issue in the height adjust mechanism and Rigid told me it can’t be adjusted out. They said I could take it to a repair center and they can fix it under warranty. Well the repair center they referred me to was about 2 hours drive, but …. so I called and they said they stopped doing business with Rigid warranty ( they claimed Rigid shorted them on payment regularly ) so essentially I had no service center. I ended up returning it.

If Rigid had sent me the parts, I’d have repaired it myself as I really liked the saw, but if it won’t make repeat cuts for me then it’s kinda useless. And Rigid would not send me parts to fix.

Hence the Steel City. :) which is also a very nice saw and has cabinet mounted trunions which I didn’t think was a big deal until I had them. heheh

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