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Forum topic by BubTheBuilder posted 04-20-2017 09:03 PM 149 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BubTheBuilder

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04-20-2017 09:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rigid miter bevel saw wobble blade

I noticed the other day that my new (3 mo. old) Rigid 12” Miter/Bevel Saw blade now has some wobble. Has anyone had any experience with this? Resolutions?

The wobble is roughly an 1/8”....very noticeable when the blade is in motion. Could it be the bushing that holds the saw in the back? Lock washer possibly? Blade?

I haven’t had any kick-backs or issues. Nothing but smooth cuts. I have probably made 5 cuts on it already though. Thoughts???

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."


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Bill White

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#1 posted 04-20-2017 09:09 PM

Original blade? Blade bushings, or flanges?
Way too many variables to help at this stage.
More info means more help.
Really bad results would make me take this saw back to HD.
1/8” is WAY out of spec.
Bill

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JayCee123

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#2 posted 04-20-2017 09:17 PM

That is a considerable amount of wobble. Is the arbor nut crank down tight? Have you taken the blade off and perhaps forgot to install a flange? Check to see if the saw blade has not slid down the arbor shaft thread, you may have tightened the arbor nut while the blade was sitting on an angle to the shaft.

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BubTheBuilder

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 01:03 PM

Thank you, gentlemen. I plan to take it apart today and inspect it thoroughly based off of your replies. I will let you know what I find.

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 04-21-2017 01:19 PM



Thank you, gentlemen. I plan to take it apart today and inspect it thoroughly based off of your replies. I will let you know what I find.

- BubTheBuilder

I wouldn’t even do that. I’d just check and make sure the blade is installed properly. If it is and you’ve got that much wobble, I’d return the saw and get a new one. Only being 3 months old, I wouldn’t attempt to repair it myself.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 04-21-2017 01:29 PM

+1, return that one. Especially, if you haven’t taken the blade off or made any changes, and only 5 cuts… should be a no issue RTV for HD

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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