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Forum topic by woodify posted 02-22-2013 03:50 AM 718 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodify

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02-22-2013 03:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

I own a Skil table saw similar to this one

I was trying to cut a tenon using my cross-cut sled when after several blade height adjustments in which no two cuts were the same I realized that the blade was vibrating back down into the table.

Has anyone else had this issue with their blade adjustment? and did you find a solution?

I flipped the saw on its side and it appears to me that all the part are in place.

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 03:53 AM

How old is the saw? That sounds like a defect to me and you should take it back. I wouldn’t expect much accuracy from a Skil TS, though.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 03:55 AM

I also assume you’re tightening the blade height knob once you have it in place.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 03:59 AM

Thanks Brandon. That was My first forum post. You replied before I could get the photo to work.

I’ve had the table saw for a 10 years but it has seen little use over the years. I’m only now using it a few times a month.

I’m hoping someone has a low cost fix.

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 04:05 AM

My first tablesaw (a Ryobi) did the same thing if you lowered the blade to the height you wanted. If you RAISED the blade to the desired height, it never moved! Can’t explain it, but this was a simple, no cost fix for me.

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

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 04:05 AM

Blade height tightening knob??? I don’t think my saw has that knob. I just run out to the shop to look and couldn’t find one. It has an angle adjustment tightening knob but no blade height tightening knob—unless I’m missing something.

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 04:10 AM

@gfadvm: I had tried that after I realized if was dropping back down. Moving the blade up down—down up, it still drops :(

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#7 posted 02-22-2013 04:13 AM

Well, I’m not familiar with that saw, but a lot of table saws have a separate handwheel for the height and for the angle, and each of them have a knob for tightening them in position. Now that I can see your saw, it might not have it.

Also, gfadvm might be on to something.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 02-22-2013 04:38 AM

Sorry, I gave it my best shot. Maybe you could make a shop made stop somehow. Those little saws don’t have a knob to lock the adjustments in place.

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

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#9 posted 02-24-2013 03:01 AM

Thanks to Brandon W I added a height tightening device to my table saw and it now works perfect. I just added a small 6” quick clamp to the height adjustment wheel so the clamp touches the angle adjustment knob. Now the height wheel can’t vibrate counterclockwise and lower the blade—Problem solved. Thanks

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#10 posted 02-24-2013 03:13 AM

I love it when a plan comes together!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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