Makita slide compound question

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Forum topic by Dee1 posted 02-29-2016 04:10 PM 588 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2016 04:10 PM

I have a Makita LS1013 and it has not been used a lot, but it gets very stiff going from 90 deg to 45 or back and fourth. nothing in manual about this but it is a pain?

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 04:32 PM

I would try WD 40


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#2 posted 02-29-2016 05:55 PM

Are you unlocking it properly, and the path is not obstructed by anything?

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#3 posted 03-01-2016 03:33 AM

You probably have some sawdust or other crud binding up the table. Blow out the debris with compressed air. Spray in some WD-40 or other lubricant. Getting in under the saw is best.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#4 posted 03-01-2016 03:46 AM

I have this same model. Are you loosening up the lock lever enough? To get mine to move in the bevel direction smoothly I need to loosen it at least a 1 full revolution. There is also a set screw with a spring under it, item 105 in the picture below. If I remember correctly, that sets the tension of the detent ball. You could try backing that out a half turn. Don’t take it all the way out or the spring and ball may go flying!

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