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Forum topic by chevyman137 posted 08-08-2010 05:02 AM 837 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chevyman137

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08-08-2010 05:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

i have a 12” craftsman table saw and for some reason beyond my knowledge level, the tilt has quit. does anyone know how to remedy this problem. it is almost acting like it has a broken cog, but space is so limited i can’t really get in to check that out. it will rotate maybe 1/8th of a turn then just stops. please help. thanks ahead of time for any suggestions, comments and help in general

-- kevin from ne alabama: please lets keep the digits where they belong


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#1 posted 08-08-2010 01:35 PM

Did you check the gears for sawdust buildup?

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 02:27 PM

i have checked, wire brushed and blown out, could still be some build up just having trouble reaching to clean

-- kevin from ne alabama: please lets keep the digits where they belong

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#3 posted 08-08-2010 11:19 PM

Probably has a large chip of wood jamming the rack and pinion gear. If you have compressed air shoot a blast of air in their and it should dislodge. (Turn the tilt wheel so it is as free as possible to minimize the pressure on the chip.) Maybe if you take the blade off you can get some additional accessibility.

-- Joe

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#4 posted 08-09-2010 12:30 PM

thanks for suggestions i finally got it to tilt, must have been one heck of a sawdust build up. have a great day and keep all fingers on your hand

-- kevin from ne alabama: please lets keep the digits where they belong

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