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Forum topic by willhime posted 08-22-2014 08:01 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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willhime

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08-22-2014 08:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question miter saw

while cutting a normal, small piece of wood (2×1x20) today, the blade caught on something, shot straight up, made a really loud “THWANNGGG” and a piece of wood I wasn’t cutting shot into the air, and passed me. A humbling moment. But now when I bring the arm down it’s not in the slot. Which is weird, because the entire motor casing, handle, saw blade shifted completely horizontally about 1/8”. Is this common, or is there a common solution to fix this?

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#1 posted 08-22-2014 08:08 PM

You should probably mention brand/model of the saw, even post a picture.

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 08:08 PM

Never heard of something like this.

There are folks on here that are experts on miter saws, but I would think they are going to need some pictures and additional info (make, model of saw, etc.) to help you figure this out.

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#3 posted 08-22-2014 08:10 PM

Hmmm … double post. Sorry!

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 07:56 AM

lol, yeah, that didn’t even occur to me and my father’s a mechanic, always getting the calls “so my car’s making a hiss, what do you think?”. The only info I have right now is it’s a delta 12”, I’ll post a picture in the morning

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#5 posted 08-23-2014 03:27 PM

A zero clearance fence comes to mind.

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#6 posted 08-23-2014 11:34 PM

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#7 posted 08-23-2014 11:37 PM

(Sorry bout the angle)

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#8 posted 08-23-2014 11:50 PM


-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 08-23-2014 11:52 PM

If the blade is not bent and it does not wobble as you turn it by hand, my guess is that the arm that comes down got bent.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 08-24-2014 12:00 AM

That looks like it needs the 90° to be re-adjusted,I would look at the manual and find out how to calibrate for 90° and 45° tilt ,if that’s the problem,it is very easy to do.
I would also check the fence and make sure is not bent,put a straight edge against it,there should be no gap.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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