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Forum topic by Gatorjim posted 07-19-2012 02:10 AM 1248 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gatorjim

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07-19-2012 02:10 AM


My saw from the left side note the height adjustment wheel is lopsided and whobles and there is no handle making rasing and lowering the blade a drag.


so i grabed a 1/2” deepwell socket of my ratchet and now it easy a pie. I think at work tomorrow I will find an odd 1/2” socket with and extenstion get the machine shop to weld them together and mill the end down so i can put it in the chuck of by cordless drill


a front shot of the saw. Notice that the miter slots aren’t the standard size. The top is flat and smooth and it cuts well.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 07-19-2012 02:55 AM

Necessity is the mother of invention, right?

Now you’ve got me wondering why more high-end saws don’t have motorized blade raising and lowering.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 07-19-2012 03:01 AM

Dang, I like that motorized idea! I may do that on the raise/lower and the tilt both.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 07-19-2012 03:07 AM

Now you got me thinking about it too.
I have to turn my handle about a million times to raise my blade…..hmm….

-- Eric, central Florida

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