Kobalt table saw- align knife with blade

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Forum topic by MikeCort posted 12-13-2013 12:52 AM 4154 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2013 12:52 AM

I bought this portable 10” Kobalt table saw on Black friday (I don’t do a lot of stuff with a table saw) and it worked for a few cuts and then started to jam. The knife looks like it is out of alignment with the blade.

Manual says adjust 3 screws under the table with hex wrench. I tried like 10 different size of wrenches and none seemed to fit. I can’t really see under there as there is no access.

I called the 800 number and was transferred around and then told to call the store. Like some guy there is going to know.

Does anyone know what size hex the screws are or have any other advice on getting this adjusted?

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 01:04 AM

I’d go to harbor freight and spend $0.58 on every size of hex wrench that exists in a similar size, figure out which one it is, use the hf wrench for two of the bolts, it’ll break on the third bolt, so go buy a set of good hex wrenches that includes this size and use that one to finish up

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 01:10 AM

I have to say that I have a both a T-handle hex wrench and more traditional set from HF, in both SAE and metric, and have been using both for years. I have yet to break one. Well, I did break the smallest one but that was my fault, not the tool’s.

Have you tried turning the saw upside down to get at those bolts?

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 07:19 PM

I took a pic with my phone. I don’t see anything hex on the 2 upper screws. I see the hex on the lower screw which adjusts the knife vertically.

Actually, what I see in the pic is the knife itself. It adjusts and that is part of the knife. So where are the screws?

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 07:20 PM

If I turned the saw over, there is a blade cover that blocks access. I guess if it comes to it, I could get someone to help me turn the saw over and start removing things until I can actually see the screws.

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