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07-13-2014 12:32 AM

I have a grizzly go715p hybrid saw. So i am clueless what is going on. Really frustrated. The handle wont even turn. At first i thought it was jammed with a piece of wood or dust. So i opened the cabinet and noticed a washer and a horseshoe like washer in the bottom of the cabinet. I blew all the dust and debris off and still no luck. I then realized that the handle screw (gear) and motor gear are seperated. They should be interlocked, right? So if this is the problemhow am i going to move it back in place? Ill call grizzly but they wont be there till monday, so im hoping someone can help me what on what to do. Thanks!

-Jeff


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#1 posted 07-13-2014 12:40 AM

If you edit your post and include some pictures of the parts, that may help with the diagnosis. Take pictures of where the screw rod that engages the carriage gear attaches to the frame towards the back. You may have lost a nut back there or nuts that hold a pillow bearing that supports that end of the screw rod. That may be why the two are not engaging.

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 12:48 AM

Without more information or picture, (we all crave pictures), all I can recommend is a 3 pound sledge hammer. You don’t want to use anything heavier because it might hurt the equipment!

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 01:02 AM

Jeff

This picture can be found on page 58 of your owners manual.

If your saw doesnʻt look like this and these two parts are separated, the only thing that I can see that would cause that is that the casting that supports that worm gear has broken. I know that is not good news but stuff happens.

BTW… If you havenʻt done so, I would suggest you download the PDF of the owners manual for the saw just incase you loose your paper copy. I try to do this for all the tools that I own. ... just saying.

Hope this helps.

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 01:20 AM

Pull the hand wheel off and check to see if the key has slid backward on the key way, and is binding on the sleeve.

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 12:02 PM

Thanks everyone. I will take pictires later on and post them. Tyvekboy: my bull gear and worm gear are not connected like in that picture. This sounds like a serious problem.

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#6 posted 07-13-2014 04:28 PM

Sounds like the clip on the back of the shaft popped out. You should go to the Grizzly site and find your saw and click on the parts link to see the exploded view of your saw to get a better understanding of how to put it back together.

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#7 posted 07-13-2014 04:44 PM

Ok here ar

e some pics. I had a difficult time taking them. Let me know what u think.

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#8 posted 07-13-2014 04:53 PM

Looks like the worm gear shaft has pulled back may be an inch. See if there is a slot cut around the end of the shaft that the washer and horseshoe clip will fit on. Left end of shaft in last picture. Push worm gear shaft to the left as looking at last picture. Clip and washer should go on very end of the shaft on the outside of the bracket that the shaft rides in. Clear as mud, right? This is all a guess.

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#9 posted 07-13-2014 04:58 PM

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#10 posted 07-13-2014 05:00 PM

Also blade is in its lowest position. If that helps

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#11 posted 07-13-2014 05:06 PM

I looked at the parts list and as I said above it looks like the retainer clip and washer have come off the end of the elevation shaft and the shaft has moved to the direction of the height adjustment wheel. The hand wheel should look like it’s away from the saw cabinet further than normal. The first picture in the last post the shaft with the 2 washers, the shaft should be moved so those washers are flat to the bracket that the shaft rides in.

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#12 posted 07-13-2014 10:31 PM

Wanted to thank everyone for the help and especially why me. You nailed it on the head. I moved the gear fowars aboit a inch and put the retaining ring and washer back on. Thats all it was. Boy was i worried. Glad to know i have a good place to go when i need help. Thanks again
-jeff

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#13 posted 07-13-2014 10:47 PM

Why Me, You win the LJ of the day award! People like you are what makes this site great! Thanks for being you.

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#14 posted 07-14-2014 12:50 AM

Why Me? Isn’t it obvious? Because you’re awesome!

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