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Forum topic by Mike Gilbert posted 10-01-2013 02:01 AM 1128 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike Gilbert

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10-01-2013 02:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw g0478

I was hoping someone out there has attempted to repair this saw before. I first noticed this problem by turning on my saw and hearing a rattling sound. I took apart the saw and discovered the pulley on the arbor can move up and down freely. Everything I have read suggests this should not be happening and that the two pulleys need to remain in alignment with each other. I took a few pictures to show you what I mean. It looks like there is a spot for 2 set screws to go but there were none in there when I checked.
Anyone have any experience with this kind of problem?
Thanks



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RibsBrisket4me

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 02:45 AM

Is that a new saw??? Yes, you are correct, the set screws fell out. An easy fix once you get the set screws in.

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Mike Gilbert

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 03:11 AM

I bought this saw in 2009 so it’s not brand new but certainly not that old either. I’m going to search the inside of the saw tomorrow morning for the set screws

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RibsBrisket4me

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#3 posted 10-01-2013 03:13 AM

as long as you don’t have a vac hooked up you should fings them….If not Grizz will have some for you.

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 02:13 PM

Rather than order them, you should be able to pick them up at your local hardware store, a little blue loctite
on the new ones might help keep them tight.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 02:17 PM

Go to the hardware store and get some new grub screws, easy fix.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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hydro

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#6 posted 10-01-2013 02:47 PM

They are probably metric so make sure the thread is right. I second the blue Loctite to keep them in place.

-- Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Past President, Lifetime member.

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 10-01-2013 03:08 PM

yes, your set screw either were never installed, or they fell off… you should get replacement under warranty or not. check with your saw manual parts diagram the threading on those and just get a few at the local hardware store – should be less than a buck. blue locktite is a good idea. can still be removed if needed, but will keep it from falling off on it’s own.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Mike Gilbert

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 07:28 PM

Thanks guys,
I like the idea of adding the Loctite. If the fix for this problem turns out costing only a few bucks I will feel pretty lucky.

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