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Posted on Circular saw cut starts wide of the mark

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 03:38 PM

Sounds like end to end play. Not the bearings themselves per se, but with the blade brake you my find that the saw STOPS the blade farther away from the motor, but once started it pulls in.

Sort of like the backlash in a screw, when spinning under power, the sawblad is pulled in tight and follows you line.

Check for play in the shaft (does it move in and out) and is it just the shaft or does the whole motor move within the plastic housing. Sometimes from the heat of the motor, the plastic will melt a bit around the pins to keep it in place and get sloppy.

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