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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 1482 days ago 696 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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1482 days ago

Hey guys,
Any of ya use the Skil WD? If so, How do you adjust the tightness of the lever that holds the blade depth? Mine only gets tight on the last 1/16 of it’s travel. It used to get tight at about half the full travel.
For some reason, when the blade is exposed about 1/8 to 1/4 the lever won’t tighten at all.
Thanks.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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Jim K

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#1 posted 1481 days ago

What is the model number ?

I have one i have not had any problems with the model i have.

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childress

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#2 posted 1481 days ago

You could try to take the nut off that holds the latch or lock down. move the bolt and retighten the nut. it will start to clamp sooner then the last 1/16th inch.

-- Childress Woodworks

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Pete_Jud

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#3 posted 1481 days ago

I have an 20 year old mod 77 worm drive, I have used it and abused it, even cutting cinder blocks with it, with water cooling for the cutoff wheels. I only use it for cutting sheet goods down now or if a friend wants help building a deck or something. I found that I had some rust on the back side of the slider and a few min’s with some 400 grit took care of the problem.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 1481 days ago

Thanks guys! that E-clip under the acorn nut seems to be the key.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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scrounger

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#5 posted 1481 days ago

Childress is right Gene. I have used those saws for over 50 years and still love em. It is quite difficult to wear one out.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 1479 days ago

Fixed it!
Pulled out the E clip and the acorn nut was then loose enough to adjust.
Thanks everyone.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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F Dudak

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#7 posted 1479 days ago

Best saws around!!!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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