Sticky miter gauge on new Ridgid R4512 Table saw

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09-08-2013 08:32 PM

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I just bought a new Ridgid R4512 Table saw and the miter gauge is really tight and binds a little getting through. Anyone else have this problem? The glide rod is painted metal and I have been sanding it over and over. I see a couple of places where the paint has completely rubbed off and so I have been concentrating on those areas. Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 09:31 PM

a video of the action of the miter gauge would be helpful but it sounds like you’r on the right track.

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 09:40 PM

Have you checked to make sure the slide is straight? It could also be that the slide is bulged in that area. Check the straightness with a good straight edge and check the width at several places with a set of calipers. If it’s either you can straighten it by (carefully) tapping the edge with a hammer.

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 10:03 PM

Put a bit of paste wax on it.

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 10:59 PM

New saws usually come covered with cosmoline to protect the cast iron. It can also get into the miter slots….be sure the slots are well cleaned.

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