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Forum topic by Chris posted 09-30-2015 07:14 PM 590 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris

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09-30-2015 07:14 PM

I use an old craftsman 113 series I inherited from my father in law who has passed away. The saw came with this miter gauge. I am having trouble figuring out how to loosen the gauge to be able to cut at an angle. Initially, I thought I would just spin the knob on the back end and adjust and re-tighten. However, I can’t loosen that knob for the life of me. I tried to use plyers and started to dent the metal that on the knob … I am not experienced or proud so please feel free to ask the most basic questions or provide basic advice I am just overlooking.

Thanks in advance.


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sawdust703

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#1 posted 10-01-2015 02:41 AM

By the looks of if it, it shouldn’t need to be loosened. Just pull out the adjustment pin under it, adjust to your desired angle, or until the pin catches a stop hole, & you’re ready to go. The handle is to hold onto while you’re using the miter gauge.

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vanillaman

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#2 posted 10-01-2015 05:53 PM

Chris…......I have that same table saw w/ miter guage. I also inherited mine from the FIL. That knob must be loosened by turning CCW, and then pull back on the pin to allow it to turn. I would try penetrating oil and allow it set a while, then try it. When I get a chance I will take a look at mine and if I see anything that may I will get back too you with my findings.

Dick

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SirIrb

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#3 posted 10-01-2015 06:31 PM

Those dang pins usually stick like no ones business.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 10-02-2015 12:55 PM

Also, don’t try pulling on the back of the pin – try wedging a small screwdriver (or something that won’t mar the metal) between the front of the pin and gauge itself. Then pry it back.

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johnstoneb

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#5 posted 10-02-2015 12:57 PM

The best thing you can do with those old miter gauges is replace them with an Incra or equivalent. They just aren’t that accurate.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 10-02-2015 01:10 PM

You guys are the best! I thought the pin turned and didn’t realize the handle needed to turn and the pin just needed to pull back. I was able to use this towards my shop made bandsaw fence last night and adjust for blade drift by changing the angle a little bit. Thanks again for the help!

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