All of a sudden, the blade elevation mechanism jammed on my (older, Emerson built, contractor) TS.
It won’t go up or down at this point. At first it would move in a small range, but doesn’t now. The wheel, it’s shaft, and the worm screw end seem to be fine. There isn’t any sawdust in the worm screw or the elevation gear. I have pulled off the belt, cleaned anything I could get to from the bottom of the saw, and looked for anything that seems out of wack. The tilt works okay. The arbor seems fine. I just can’t get it to go up or down. I had been cutting slots on a new pair of UHMW ZCFs, so I had been running the mechanism all the way up and down several times with no problem until it stopped working.
Lousy timing – just getting ready to build some holiday gifts.
Any suggestions for what is happening or how to fix?