dewalt table saw pinion fence gummed up and riving knife out of align

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Forum topic by treesner posted 06-19-2016 10:02 PM 240 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2016 10:02 PM

Been using my dewalt table saw for under a year with moderate use. I’m finding that the rack and pinion fence is getting jammed up and very hard to move now. I tried blowing it out with compressed air but no luck. Guessing i’m going to have to take it all apart to clean it out then re align it. should i spray the rails down with teflon spray or something to help prevent this in the future?

also i noticed my riving knife is leaning toward the fence as when i push past the blade and against the knife theres more friction than there should be (or was when first got the saw). I don’t see any adjustments but i guess i could sand the knife down to make it thinner?

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#1 posted 06-19-2016 10:05 PM

The slider around the fence will build up with dust. Its mostly under the fence on the tracks, on the front & back, it takes minute but clean those & keep them clean & that should help ya.

-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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