|Forum topic by startingfromscratch||posted 04-04-2011 05:49 PM||958 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-04-2011 05:49 PM
I bought a used Craftsman tablesaw a couple years ago, it was finely tuned with an aftermarket fence and a forrest woodworker 2 blade. It beautifully.
Last weekend, working on a project, I forgot the saw blade was up about three inches and gave the fence a hard shove to get it out of the way from the other side. When it didn’t move, I gave it another shove, not realizing it was hung up by the saw blade.
Now…the saw doesn’t cut well at all. It seems to want to bind up toward the far side of the blade. It is also not cutting square.
Couple of questions…any chance I just bent the blade? I assume if that’s the case, it means replacement. Any chance I bent the arbor? If I did…does that usually mean replacing the whole saw? I don’t have a ton of funds, and don’t have any of the fancy tuning gear I’ve seen. Any help getting this saw back to working order?