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02-12-2016 01:35 AM

I have a Steel City Hybrid Table Saw. I turned the bevel wheel to get a 45 degree blade. Now, the wheel won’t turn the blade back. The knob just spins even if I tighten it.

Looks like I need to take the table top off to get inside. Any thoughts or ideas?


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#1 posted 02-12-2016 02:12 AM

The good news is that your saw has cabinet mounted trunnions, so the top should come off pretty easily. Be on the look out for any shims between the top and the cabinet, and be sure to return them exactly where they were. Hopefully some exploration will reveal the problem. Good luck!

BTW, which SC hybrid do you have? (they’ve offered several)

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#2 posted 02-12-2016 02:13 AM

Does the handle have a set screw that maybe just came loose?

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#3 posted 02-12-2016 04:02 AM

I have a Steel City hybrid, model 35600. I had the same issue about a year ago with the hand wheel that raises/ lowers the blade. There was a tension pin, also called a spring pin, that failed (part 242A on my model). http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt-1-8-in-x-1-in-Zinc-Plated-Tension-Pins-2-Pieces-43288/100337894 .

This is not the correct size just an example of the pin that broke in mine. It could also be a loose set screw like JayT said.

Here are a couple screen shots of the exploded view of my saw. The parts to raise/ lower the blade are very similar to the tilt.

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#4 posted 02-12-2016 04:12 AM

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#5 posted 02-12-2016 04:17 AM

That did not work as planned. Try page 38 for an exploded view and page 39 for a parts list. This manual is for my saw and may not be the same as your but will hopefully point you in the direction of the damaged part.

http://steelcitytoolworks.com/media/wysiwyg/35600_35605_Web_manual_RESIZE_01.27.14.pdf

There are not that many parts in the tilt mechanism that should fail. The failure in mine was part 242A.

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#6 posted 02-12-2016 06:23 AM

Leave is as is and have a dedicated bevel saw.

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#7 posted 02-12-2016 11:48 AM

Joey502:

Thanks for the information. Looks like that may be the problem. Probably have to take the top off to get to it.

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#8 posted 02-12-2016 12:02 PM


Joey502:

Thanks for the information. Looks like that may be the problem. Probably have to take the top off to get to it.

- jat

It’s really not too bad. Loosen the 4 bolts that hold the table to the corners of the cabinet. With some help, you should be able to lift the wings, main table, and fence all together. Note where any shims, and be sure to put them back where they were.

You might even be able to reach the handwheel shaft from inside the motor door, depending on which model you have.

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