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Forum topic by richgreer posted 06-04-2010 06:23 PM 917 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2010 06:23 PM

I have a Jet 10” ProShop hybred TS. I consider it a reasonably good TS for those of use who don’t want to bother with 220 wiring. With the motor enclosed, it takes up less space.

To change blades, it has a spindle lock. Today, no matter what I did, the spindle lock would not hold. Fortunately, I discovered that I could put a 19 mm open end wrench on the shaft and hold the spindle to change the blade, but I need a flash light to do that. This does not make the saw unusable, but it certainly makes it less convenient to use.

It’s under warranty, but I will probably have to take it into a repair shop to have it worked on. Transporting this 350 pound saw is not an easy thing to do.

Has anyone else had this problem?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 06:33 PM

I had a student Rich and he had the same problem. his problem was due to pitch. even though it would go down it would not go down all the way. He ended up soaking the lock repeatedly with goof off buy spraying
it in a spray bottle. It wiped out the spray bottle but fixed the problem,

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 06:37 PM

Thanks Jim. I have some goof off (and some people say I am a goof off). I will give it a try at the end of the day. Many cuts yet to make today.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 06:57 PM

no rich i dont have that problem with my real saw….lol….please dont bash me…i couldn’t resist…i always have my wrench and block of wood ready… rich a cabinet saw doesnt really take much more room then your hybrid…but that is just my opinion…hey i did get my vise yesterday and got it attached to the new work bench i made…. i got a groz..its all i need and im happy with it…just a side note…im going to fix a pizza tonight…so any worrries i have will get eaten up with that and a movie… back to the locking mechanism…i sure wouldnt want to haul that thing around…maybe you should have a new saw delivered….lol…....there i go again…....sorry…ill shut up…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 07:15 PM

Rich, make sure you have raised the blade up as high as it will go. Otherwise the spindle lock won’t engage.Hope this helps.

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 07:37 PM

Hi Rich,

I hope I caught you time. I had this table saw at one time and had the exact same problem. What you need to do is clear out the sawdust from inside of the cabinet, more specifically, clear the sawdust (or pitch) away from where the height limit/stop hits.

When you raise the blade, it has to be all the way up or the arbor lock will not engage. There is something (probably sawdust) preventing the blade from going all the way up, therefore the arbor lock will not engage. If you clear the saw dust away from the space between the height limit/stop and where it hits, then the blade will raise to full height and that should solve your problem. Hope this does the trick.


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