Angle problems on my Hitachi C10FL

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03-09-2012 05:48 PM

I have a Hitachi C10FL table saw. I am having issues with getting the blade to a true 90 deg. It is showing about 1 – 2 deg. off on the angle indicator that is built into this saw. I’ve tried cranking it over as much as I can but it just won’t move that extra 2 deg. Has anyone had the same issue with this saw? Anyone know how to fix it (besides getting rid of it and getting a new saw)?

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#1 posted 03-09-2012 05:57 PM

Don’t trust the angle indicator on the saw, check it with a square or, better yet, a wixey digital angle gauge. If either says the angle indicator is correct, clean out the underside (unplugged of course), spray the gears with graphite (gears are plastic), and try moving the angle from underneath. Have the same saw, much better than what I had, still hope to own better.

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#2 posted 03-09-2012 08:31 PM

You might have an accumulation of sawdust preventing the saw returning to it’s 0 deg position.
First thing I would look for anyway.

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#3 posted 03-09-2012 10:56 PM

I’ll take a look, thanks for the suggestions.

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#4 posted 03-09-2012 11:07 PM

Most saws have stops at 90 and 45. If they’re a bit off, you won’t be qt 90 or 45when the wheel won’t move the blade anymore. Find yours and back them off.

Then, using a good square, adjust the blade to 90 and set the 90 stop. Next, set blade to 45 (I use a draftsmans triangle) and set that stop.

That should take care of the problem.

FWIW, I never rely on the gauge on the saw for angles. I use it to get close, but tweak the angle with a accurate gauge.

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#5 posted 03-10-2012 05:55 PM

I found a manual for this saw online and it says the hard stop adjustments should be in the locations shown. For some reason these are not on my saw and looking in the cabinet part of the saw I can’t seem to find any adjustment screws/bolts.

Any suggestions??

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#6 posted 03-10-2012 06:06 PM

I just found another manual for this saw with the correct adjustments outlined so I’m gonna give it a try.

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