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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 04-25-2013 04:35 PM 1129 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2013 04:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

They have a Saw Stop table saw in the high school where I work with kids on turning and that saw is extremely hard to crank up from the full lowered position where the teacher requires it to be when not in use. Also, the control box is so close to that handle and you hit you knuckles on it when turning the crank.

Does anyone else have that cranking problem and if so, what is the remedy?

Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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#1 posted 04-25-2013 04:45 PM

hey jim, i have a delta uni saw and there was a time when it was hard to do the same thing, so i just lubricated it really well and its been fine ever since, might try that, if that doesn’t work then another answer will be needed…and maybe that has already been tried, but if not give it a whirl.

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#2 posted 04-25-2013 04:59 PM

Grizzman, what lubrication would you recommend? I’m experiencing a similar issue with my Steel City.

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#3 posted 04-25-2013 05:06 PM

I don’t recall the name of the lubricant, but it has to be non-oily, or it will attract sawdust and further clogging. The rack and gear has to be cleaned well before lubing.

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#4 posted 04-25-2013 05:06 PM

i put a good dose of WD-40, I didnt want to use any grease, it would get caked with saw dust and create further problems, i treated this about a year ago and its been good ever since.

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#5 posted 04-25-2013 05:08 PM

funny Mr ron, we put in the same info at the same time, lol…

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#6 posted 04-25-2013 05:10 PM

the best non-dust attracting lubricant choices for this application is white-lithium grease or graphite… (as recommended by Kelly Mehr in his FWW article)

Jeff

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 06:22 PM

+1 on the lithium grease. It sounds like a lubrication issue. On mine, out of the box, it felt a little stiff the first time I raised and lowered the blade, but after that it’s been smooth as silk. In fact I’d say it’s the easiest / smoothest of any table saw I’ve ever used (admittedly this is the only saw in this class of saw that I’ve used any appreciable amount).

Also, not sure about the control box issue. I’ve got a PCS and there’s easily several inches of clearance between my hands and the control box when turning the wheel. Perhaps the rails were mounted in the wrong holes? That would shift the control box over. Maybe you’ve got giant knuckes? :)

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#8 posted 04-25-2013 06:25 PM

I found the switch box was in an awkward location, so I moved it.

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#9 posted 04-25-2013 06:34 PM

Thanks guys. I’ll go for the lithium grease. Now where is the best place to put it? There is not much room in then when you open that side cover with that big aluminum block by the blade. What part gets the grease? Are there some ways in there that you can access? All I saw were a couple of vertical ground rods about 1” in diameter. We lubed them the best we could but no change???
Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 04-25-2013 06:52 PM

Hey Jim, I have a 1.75 HP PCS SS so what you have may be different; I’d lube up the vertical rods really well, after cleaning the inside of the saw thoroughly, I’ve found that I get quite the cake of sawdust built up on the rods. I find them easier to access from the top; with the throat plate removed. As well, another very simple cause of the difficulty in using the crank could be that the nut that screws onto the bolt that the crank is on is on too tight; if you tighten it up it is nearly impossible to turn the crank on my saw. It should be loose enough to spin freely.

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#11 posted 04-25-2013 06:54 PM

as well, if you go on the Sawstop website, you can download the saw manual which shows the lubrication points for the saw

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#12 posted 04-25-2013 09:46 PM

Thanks Rob. I’ll pull that up right now!!! Duh…......I never thought of that. It is not my saw so I don’t get as involved as if I use it every day.
I have it up right now. Wow What a lengthy manual. I’m glad i never bought that saw!! I’ll look and see if I can get at all of those pionts on Friday!

Thanks again…........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 04-26-2013 01:19 AM

I can’t answer your question Jim but from what I’ve read, inadvertently cutting a piece of green wood on a machine with the saw-Stop could be very expensive!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#14 posted 04-26-2013 01:45 AM

Hi Harry. you’re right there. I wonder if they ever thought of that. That could cost the about $100 a pop if it senses moisture, I think.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 04-26-2013 02:22 AM

Thanks Rob. Ill see if the teacher has the manual for that saw. he bought it so it must be close by. page 87 had the lube directions. Maybe he can have one of the students get in there and lube all the things at affect the vertical travel and I’ll check that nut tomorrow!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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