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Forum topic by RJweb posted 01-09-2018 12:44 AM 441 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2018 12:44 AM

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Good evening,

I was having trouble lowering my blade below the table, sawstop pcs, got it all cleaned out of sawdust in the gears, works fine now, but now i need to regrease these gears (elevation), contacted sawstop techs and they are telling me to use bearing grease, but my concearn was wouldn’t that attract the sawdust, i thought a dry lubricant. Any one else have this problem and what did you use, thx RJ

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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#1 posted 01-09-2018 01:00 AM

The issue you are having is something I dealt with almost daily in our school shop. One thing that helped us was by adding a section of flex tubing to the bottom of the lower blade guard to the dust outlet inside the cabinet. If you look at the owners manual, it shows this, yet it is not supplied with the purchase. Use a dry Teflon or graphite lube vs. any form of grease.

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#2 posted 01-09-2018 01:06 AM

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

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#3 posted 01-09-2018 04:33 AM

Have fought the same battle. Dry lube helped but is not the answer. May try the wax next.

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#4 posted 01-09-2018 05:10 AM

If Gulf Wax works what about bee’s wax? I’ve got about 4 lbs. Of it I need to use for something.

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#5 posted 01-09-2018 11:42 AM

Bees wax should do just as well.

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#6 posted 01-09-2018 08:14 PM

Thx for your help, probably will try the dry lubricant and see if I can add that dust tube where needed, RJ

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#7 posted 01-09-2018 09:15 PM

I don’t know if this will help you, but anytime the insert comes off I blow off the dust inside.

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