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Forum topic by FlyBoy5 posted 03-14-2018 05:42 PM 280 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2018 05:42 PM

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It’s starting to take more force to raise or lower the blade. The gear on the end of the handwheel looks like nylon, delrin or some type of plastic.

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#1 posted 03-14-2018 09:51 PM

Likely it’s not the lube, rather a huge collection/jam of fine dust. I find softwood dust is stickier, but after a spell all of it can seize up you blade motion. I would suggest getting as much removed as possible (bare minimum is take out the blade insert, but if you can do it without a lot of effort taking off the top gets you right there.) to get in there. Using a toothbrush, and an air spray on a good compressor you can get it out, but you do need to do it several times. I should point out wearing goggles is a good idea, and keep your mouth closed. I actually use googles, and a face mask, under a face shield when I do this. Stuff goes everywhere.

For lube I look for the driest I can find. I like some of the bicycle lubes, but I DO NOT like anything with silicone in it to get onto my table. I find it really messes with the wood when it comes time to finish. I’m not sure if there is silicone in this or not, but instead of a spray, which most of them seem to be, this is drops. It allows me to put it “right” there. I do run the saw a bit before replacing the blade, and I hold a piece of cardboard down tight, because if it gets on the arbor it will fling it. I think that is actually when most get silicone on their table.

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