problem with Kity 618 table saw...please help

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Forum topic by crampy posted 03-18-2014 01:41 AM 2850 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2014 01:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: kity 618 table saw

Hi everyone,

sorry to join the forum with a problem but when my height adjustment on my kity 618 died this afternoon its seemed like a good time to join. It looks to me like a pin that holds the crank rod inside the cog that turns the height screw has come out. Hard to imagine but I can post pictures later.

Has anyone had similar problems and can it be fixed?


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#1 posted 03-18-2014 03:27 AM

Not familiar with your saw, but the pin might be a roll pin, and it might have sheared (rather than coming out).

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 03:29 AM

Have absolutely no idea what the hell you’re talking about but welcome to LJs :o)

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 09:43 AM

Runwithscissors that is exactly what it is, i just checked the machine again (after googling roll pin). Does that mean the end of the road for my height adjustment or is that something that can be fixed?

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 10:16 AM

If the roll pin is sheared, you can use a small drift pin to drive out the remaining pin, then install a new one. Take the old one to a hardware store to match it up, most will carry roll pins. Tap it only hard enough to get the pin out and the new one in. You don’t want to bend the anything. A few drops of penetrating oil may help in removal of the old pin.

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#5 posted 03-18-2014 10:20 AM

If it’s just the roll pin that broke you should be able to buy one in a well stocked hardware store, or Google it and buy it online. If the gears are not stripped just bang the broken parts of the roll pin out and replace with the new one. If the gears are stripped, you’ll have to search the web for the manufacturer and see if they stock parts. Good luck, and welcome to the forum. If you can’t fix your saw there’s a wealth of information on this site to help you decide on what to buy.

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 12:53 AM

Wouldn’t surprise you to know someone else had a problem with height lock on a Kity table saw, would it? I found this for you:

It shows how another LumberJock solved the problem.


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