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Forum topic by Woodworkingwill posted 12-05-2016 01:58 PM 557 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodworkingwill

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12-05-2016 01:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw kobalt height adjustment knob dado

Hello,

Yep, I bought a cheap table saw because I move every two years and didn’t want the movers to damage my Woodshop centerpiece. I’ve had a kobalt table saw from lowes for about 4 months, and it has worked awesome. Unfortunately I was doing some dado cuts and noticed the blade height adjuster began moving counterclockwise on its own as I cut boards. After fooling around with the handle and underneath the saw, I can’t figure out how to tighten the tension so it doesn’t move once I set the height. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to tighten the height adjustment so it stays set?

Thanks, will


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#1 posted 12-06-2016 01:51 AM

I’ve got a porter cable from Lowes. Does the same thing. I’d be interested in any thoughts too… I posted a question about this and it seems that this is something that goes along without our “inexpensive ” saws… :(

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 04:50 AM

Do these saws not have a lock knob for the height adjustment?

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#3 posted 12-06-2016 06:57 AM

I seem to remember that those saws only lock the bevel angle, not the blade height… unless I’m thinking about a different saw. If you can’t figure out why it’s moving (and fix it), then I guess you could always try using one of these universal blade height lock attachment thingies:

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#4 posted 12-06-2016 06:50 PM

Doesn’t matter if the saw cost 100 bucks or 1000. The blade elevation should not be moving when the saw is on. Call the company and see if there is a fix or return the saw. Lowes will take it back.

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