|Forum topic by Adam Baird||posted 01-22-2016 05:56 AM||459 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-22-2016 05:56 AM
I picked up a Wood River bench top mortiser on Craigslist last week. Its been great so far, but I was cutting mortises tonight and, all of the sudden, the mortiser will not descend regardless of how much downward force I apply.
Even if I remove the workpiece entirely, I get a grinding noise and I can barely get the bit to move down at all. I can get it to go up without any trouble though. I’ve tried playing with the tightness of the runners that the mortiser moves vertically on and that doesn’t seem to have any affect. I’d prefer not to take this thing all the way apart, but can’t figure out what the issue is without doing that.
Anyone have similar experiences?
-- Adam from Indiana - http://www.WoodenUnion.com