|Forum topic by DavidTTU||posted 10-06-2014 11:43 PM||2393 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
10-06-2014 11:43 PM
I own a Delta Contractor table saw. the 36-979. My left tilt wheel has been getting harder and harder to turn (more and more friction on it) I have cleaned it as best I can and as far as I can tell that is not the problem. I got underneath the saw and to me it looks like the worm drive screw (?) is not properly lined up with the tilting mechanism. How could this have happened?
I did recently square up the miter gauge by loosening the trunnions and bringing the top into alignment. The saw has worked great for several months after I did that though. Could this have mis aligned the tilting mechanism?
Here is a picture from directly below the tilting mechanism. The screw over hangs the tilting mechanism by a decent amount. In the picture you can see where the drive has rubbed and created some shine.
Also, another symptom of the problem, I just recently broke my roll pin off in the wheel adjustment due to the excessive friction ( I should have stopped but you know how it is when that project just needs a few more cuts)
I appreciate any advice/help.