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Forum topic by kolwdwrkr posted 09-15-2009 03:58 AM 1126 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kolwdwrkr

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09-15-2009 03:58 AM

Well I complained about my tablesaw and how I couldn’t get it to zero. I was about to get ahold of ridgid and see about cashing in on the warranty. As I cranked on it it was buckling the side of the cabinet and I couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t go to zero. I figured something was in there keeping it from turning so I cleaned it out and it still wouldn’t work. Today I crawled under there to get a better look. With my hat on backwards and dust falling in my eyes I spyed a small screw. It turns out that it’s an allen screw that can be adjusted from the top!! WTH? Why didn’t I notice that. I’ve seen the screw before and figured it was something that holds the motor mount. Now I know different and feel like an idiot. It’s fixed now, at a perfect 90 degree and lands on 0 so I’m tickled. I can feel happy and stupid at the same time. Let the building continue….. Yippie!!

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#1 posted 09-15-2009 04:01 AM

Are going to make something now!

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#2 posted 09-15-2009 04:03 AM

chalk it up to experience ! put a check mark beside it and keep plugging away

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#3 posted 09-15-2009 04:09 AM

GMman I’m making something now. You can see it on my last topic. I posted pics

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#4 posted 09-15-2009 04:10 AM

Good I was waiting all weekend to see what it was.

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#5 posted 09-15-2009 04:11 AM

Hey Keith
We have all been there.

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#6 posted 09-15-2009 04:15 AM

Welcome to the club Kieth :) Glad it worked out.

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#7 posted 09-15-2009 04:22 AM

Oh, btw I did a quick look through of the machine and found that several bolts had vibrated loose. I will check more for sure. SO if you own a ridgid check your bolts frequently. That allen screw had to have vibrated down when I was cutting some angles. I may take that screw out if it’s going to vibrate out. Screws on the mobile base were even loose. Tighten those bolts!!

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#8 posted 09-15-2009 04:36 AM

Maybe a little loctite would be in order?

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#9 posted 09-15-2009 04:58 AM

I just pulled my tilting arbor apart to make it to 90 degrees … now it does… make a hell of a difference to the glue ups if you cut square. HEY

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 04:53 PM

well keith…i will glory with you in your stupidity…sincei put my planer blades in backwards a few months ago…i stillhavent gotten over that one…...i mean sheeesh..that is like takin a shower and not washing your hair first…which i do..and then wash the rest…..its just a matter of dieing brain cells…which the consumption of booze will enhance….maybe we all need a refreshers coarse on wood working procedure…..we can call it woodworkers 202…....well be happy you figured it out and survived…..grizzman

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#11 posted 09-15-2009 11:33 PM

Kieth,
Loctite makes a blue removable type of thread sealant (I use it O.T.J.), this may be a good application. Just a drop is all you need on a screw to prevent it from backing out, but still easy to remove/adjust. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll give my saw the once over tonight.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#12 posted 09-16-2009 01:55 AM

Keith, I think we’ve all been there and done that. Sometimes stupidity comes before brains…......LOL

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#13 posted 09-16-2009 03:29 AM

Hmmmmmm. Keith, you should’nt ask loaded questions like that one. LOL

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