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Forum topic by JohnGreco posted 04-20-2012 01:29 PM 1543 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnGreco

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04-20-2012 01:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

I hope this is the right place for a question like this :)

I have a pcb220ts. One of the reasons I chose this TS is for the sliding table wing that can be kept retracted in my tight shop space, or opened up wide when I need it. Well as luck would have it when i needed it….it wouldn’t slide open! I released the underside clamp, but the wing stays put like it’s still locked in place.

I went to Lowes to see their floor model, I can’t see anything operating differently on theirs than mine- has anybody had this happen?

Thanks.

-- John


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#1 posted 04-20-2012 02:45 PM

Is this a new saw? Does it maybe have a packaging part used to secure the slider still attached?
Just guessin’.
Bill

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 03:10 PM

Is it possible that the release clamp isn’t releasing all the way?

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 04:46 PM

It’s about a year old. It used to slide no problem, but now seems ‘stuck’ and I don’t want to force something and break it.

-- John

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 10:25 PM

Have you lubed it lately?

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 10:29 PM

That’s what sh…oh, right. Yes, lots o’ lube but no different result.

-- John

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#6 posted 04-21-2012 01:54 AM

:-)

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#7 posted 04-21-2012 10:20 AM

John,

Sounds like you got a little sawdust in your slider/rail assembly. Some woods can get pretty tacky sometimes. Give it a good pull….............you wont hurt anything. You can tap it with a piece of wood also. After you break it loose, give it a little WD40 and wipe it down.

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#8 posted 04-21-2012 07:51 PM

Thanks, ShipWreck- I’ll give that a try.

-- John

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 03:22 PM

A few whacks from my 5lb sledge popped it open and all is well again :)

-- John

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