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Forum topic by mspain77 posted 04-13-2017 08:04 PM 457 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mspain77

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04-13-2017 08:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

Hey guys and gals,
You’re all always so helpful and full of knowledge every time I have a question and I am truly grateful. So grateful that here’s another one for you. ;)

I’m literally on hold as I type this with the Bosch tool company because I just discovered my arbor has a little play in it. I’ve Googled and found numerous articles about run out. I have verified that my saw blade is dead flat and my arbor nut and washer merry up well also, and with no blade on I can wiggle the arbor just a fraction. It’s ever so slight, but I can hear some clicking when I move it. My cuts are still pretty good and glue up ready, but you notice the side to side movement as the blade slows down and comes to a stop.

My saw is out of warranty by 3 months, so repairs would be out of pocket, which is not feasible right now. My question is: How big of an issue is this right now? I don’t recall this issue when I first got the saw (though I know much more now than I did a year ago), so I don’t know if it is slowly loosening up or has always . Can I keep using this as long as my cuts are true or should I be worried about a saw blade coming loose?

Thanks again in advance for all of your feedback.

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!


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LDO2802

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 09:17 PM

Are the mounts on the inside of the saw tight. Open it up and ensure the mounts haven’t come loose a bit.

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mspain77

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 02:51 PM

LDO2802, I’m not sure which “mounts” you are referring to. If you mean the motor mounts, yes they are secure. The play is within the motor housing where the arbor is attached.

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!

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LDO2802

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 03:25 PM

Yes, those were the ones. I am not sure then my friend. I would assume if your cuts are still smooth and level, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. If they start becoming uneven or you get tearout more than usual, then start worrying about it.

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