Trouble swinging the radial arm of a Power-Kraft 10" saw into miter position

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Forum topic by Creighton posted 01-15-2016 08:42 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2016 08:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: radial arm saw tool vintage troubleshooting saw miter powerkraft power-kraft

I inherited one of these and finally found the space and time to get it turning. I found, however, that the arm was stuck in the 90 position. I was unable to use the tightening wheel and D lock to pull the rod away from the central post and so enable it to swing. I took it apart and found that the pin which locks the arm in position is very tenaciously frozen in the housing which guides it into a slot on the central post. It probably has locked and corroded after so many years sitting, and I cannot even begin to loosen it up to draw it forward, freeing the arm to swing.
Any suggestions on breaking the pin free? I haven’t been able to figure out how to further disassemble the arm or shaft, and the pin itself is in a rather difficult position up in the underside of the arm.
Much obliged for any help getting this thing working full capacity!

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#1 posted 01-16-2016 12:26 AM

Try spraying some penetrating oil (not WD40) on the rod in all the points of contact, then let it set over night and see if it will break free. I use Kano-Kroil, it’s amazing stuff, but there are others that will work, hope this helps and good luck

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