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Forum topic by Spinnaker posted 12-11-2016 11:38 PM 343 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Spinnaker

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12-11-2016 11:38 PM

Hello all,
I recently acquired a Grizzly G1023S that has been working like a champ. I just recently noticed an issue with the height setting. I was doing my first dado cuts and noticed that over the length of a 36” dado the blade was starting to lower into the table. This saw has the knurled knob in the center of the height adjuster wheel that should be tightened to hold the height setting. But no matter how hard I crank it down I am still able to raise or lower the blade height.

This is going to be a problem in short order. Anyone experience this situation begore? Any ideas on how the remedy this issue?
Thanks,
Tim


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#1 posted 12-11-2016 11:51 PM

This is going to be a problem in short order. Anyone experience this situation begore? Any ideas on how the remedy this issue?
- Spinnaker

Yup. The knob presses a couple of brass ‘bullet’ shaped things outward to provide a friction lock. Over time, those brass bullets wear, as well as the mating surface they engage. The wear/damage is further accelerated by turning the adjustment hand wheel before unlocking it. What it presses against is a die-cast sleeve, which is pretty easy to tear up. To fix, you need to either replace the brass bullets, the sleeve, or both.

Here is an example of damage to the die-cast sleeve:

Note: that is from a Unisaw, which your Griz is basically an asian clone of

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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

Thank you Brad.

I’ll have to tear into it this evening and have a look. Luckly one of the Grizzly warehouses is about an hour from me. Thanks again.

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