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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 11-26-2016 12:40 PM 585 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2016 12:40 PM

I have the Saw Stop PCS 1.75HP. I noticed when I turn on the saw, the blade lowered about 1/8th to 3/16th of an inch. I’ve noticed it twice so far, not every time.

I don’t ever lock the blade height unless I need to cut a groove or dado. Will not locking the blade height cause the blade to drop like that?

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion


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#1 posted 11-26-2016 12:52 PM

Likely…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 11-26-2016 12:58 PM

I’d give Sawstop a call. I’ve got the 3hp version of the same saw and never noticed that happening. Perhaps something needs to be adjusted/tightened in the mechanism.

-- John

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#3 posted 11-26-2016 12:58 PM

Yes … I have never seen a saw (I have had Delta ad Jet saws) where that does not happen. That’s why they put the knob there.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 11-26-2016 01:07 PM

Try the lock knob and see.

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#5 posted 11-26-2016 05:45 PM

I agree with the lock knob stuff, but it still might be an interesting call to SS to ask them. Just don’t be surprised if they tell you to lock it in place….or don’t worry about it.

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#6 posted 11-26-2016 07:36 PM

Interesting. The gap between the blade and the cartridge is less than that and if the blade went down that much it would trigger the brake.
So it could be the whole assembly goes down, which would mean that something got loose and is about to fall apart.

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#7 posted 11-26-2016 09:49 PM

First sentence is not true. The blade and cartridge move as an assembly (as you suggested), otherwise you couldn’t adjust the depth of cut. So the clearance is fixed as the blade goes up/down (and tilts).

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#8 posted 11-30-2016 08:54 PM

So I called SawStop. Apparently when i set off my brake. It didn’t lock back in all the way.
Here is a video that explains how to fix if anyone is interested

Manually Reseting Arbor Arm

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#9 posted 11-30-2016 09:15 PM

Apparently when i set off my brake.

Maybe you should have mentioned that in your original post!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 11-30-2016 09:19 PM

When I had mine fire on the PCS, I read the manual about how to reset the saw. The Sawstop manual is really good and clear.

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#11 posted 11-30-2016 09:25 PM



I have the Saw Stop PCS 1.75HP. I noticed when I turn on the saw, the blade lowered about 1/8th to 3/16th of an inch. I ve noticed it twice so far, not every time.

I don t ever lock the blade height unless I need to cut a groove or dado. Will not locking the blade height cause the blade to drop like that?

- trevor7428

....ahhh…..yea you should lock the “lock”

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#12 posted 11-30-2016 09:46 PM

Its interesting – I have had my SawStop Pro 3 HP cabinet saw for about 12 or 13 years and I have never set off a brake cartridge. Now I am not saying I am a better table saw user than anyone – I am certainly not that. I am just wondering why I have been this lucky, and what other users are doing to cause the brake to fire? Before I turn the saw on I make sure there is nothing metal anywhere on the saw or that the miter guage or any other jig I use doesn’t have any metal that may touch the blade. But that is likely everyone’s process. So what gives? Why are they firing? Did it stop an injury? I am hyper cautious on power tools, losing use of a hand would be catastrophic for me – I play and teach guitar, and write code for a living, so typing and fingering guitars typically takes both hands to work well. So I am very careful, but again, I believe most of us are very careful. What gives with the brake firing?

Thanks

Joe

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#13 posted 12-01-2016 12:05 AM



Its interesting – I have had my SawStop Pro 3 HP cabinet saw for about 12 or 13 years and I have never set off a brake cartridge. Now I am not saying I am a better table saw user than anyone – I am certainly not that. I am just wondering why I have been this lucky, and what other users are doing to cause the brake to fire? Before I turn the saw on I make sure there is nothing metal anywhere on the saw or that the miter guage or any other jig I use doesn t have any metal that may touch the blade. But that is likely everyone s process. So what gives? Why are they firing? Did it stop an injury? I am hyper cautious on power tools, losing use of a hand would be catastrophic for me – I play and teach guitar, and write code for a living, so typing and fingering guitars typically takes both hands to work well. So I am very careful, but again, I believe most of us are very careful. What gives with the brake firing?

Thanks

Joe

- jobewan

I set my brake off 2 weeks after I first got my SS. I normally use my miter gauge on the left track. And I had to use it on the right track for a longer board.
Well I wasn’t thinking and forgot to readjust my miter gauge and ticked the blade

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#14 posted 12-01-2016 12:11 AM



Apparently when i set off my brake.

Maybe you should have mentioned that in your original post!

- TheDane

It didn’t even cross my mind as being apart of the issue. First it happen a couple months ago. And after I reset the break and installed new. I didnt consider there a way to do it incorrectly.

When I called sawstop and told them my issue. He immediately asked me if I tripped the brake.

So I’m assuming its a common issue

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#15 posted 12-01-2016 12:13 AM

I believe a major cause of Sawstop cartridge fires is the Incra miter gauge. That is what caused mine.

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