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Forum topic by vford posted 11-10-2016 08:13 PM 558 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2016 08:13 PM

I have a Delta Contractor’s Saw, Model # 34-444 and the blade tilting mechanism will not lock the blade in place. Any idea on what is causing this and what do I need to do to fix it?

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#1 posted 11-10-2016 08:38 PM

Get under there and see what is going on… make sure the stop collars are in place and not loose, that everything is clean of sawdust and properly lubricated, and that none of the parts have gone missing like the fiber washer behind the wheel. Without seeing it in person, all we can do is guess at this point… but you are sitting right there in front of it :)


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#2 posted 11-11-2016 02:49 AM

I think I have the same model, I can clean the shafts pretty well without knocking out the roll pin that fits in the handwheels. Its much easier to remove the motor to take the weight off the shafts. With the handwheels removed, I can pull on the arbor bracket and the worms and the shafts will poke out some, enough to clean the washers-shaft, ect. I found the very thin Remington gun oil works well there. its so thin, it does not clump up with sawdust.
The lock knobs not as effective as on a cabinet saw, when locked, The handwheels can still be turned without alot of effort, but hold good enough to saw wood.
Good luck with that.

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