|Forum topic by mlipps||posted 10-14-2016 05:13 PM||606 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
10-14-2016 05:13 PM
I feel like I’m getting the run around.
I’ve rebuilt table saws before but this has been a nightmare. Two weeks ago, while finishing a project, I noticed some chatter when lowering my blade and a unique click that occurred every time i turned the wheel (to elevate the blade) at about the 11 o’clock position. Sawstop told me to lubricate with wheel grease and when it didn’t work douse with wd40, clean the gears and regrease. I did that and no such luck.
Then they sent me replacement gears, but the elevation shaft was stuck. So I followed the procedure they sent me, which was to turn the elevation wheel so the key is at the 3 o’clock position and then spray wd40 into the hole that the locking wheel screws into and let it sit. After several hours it came out, but not without yanking hard.
So now I put the gears on, but they’re not seated properly and it looks like the keys are what’s causing the issues. They’re extremely tight. They sent me a shaft puller to help with this and now of course the front key for the elevation wheel is also stuck. I tried to create a lever wedging a screw driver behind the key to pry it off but broke the screw driver. Now when I told saw stop this they said “abandon the shaft puller and spray lubricant into that hole again”.
This was the same advice that didn’t work the first time. But now they’re saying to do it for 7-10 days. The issues are with the keys. Not with the shaft and a 7-10 day waiting period seems like they’re dodging me.
Thoughts. Any ideas?