Ridgid R4512 blade won't raise

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Forum topic by mdtjewelry posted 12-17-2014 06:08 PM 670 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2014 06:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid r4512 table saw

I have had my R4512 for a few years and have enjoyed it up till now. I upgraded the fence a while back and it has been working like a dream after getting everything lined up. So I have been pretty busy in my shop lately getting things together for the nursery. Last night I put my dado stack on and go to raise the blade and during the turning of the wheel it starts to raise but once I make a full revolution it makes a “clank” sound and falls down and to the right back to the original height. Before I start to take it apart I’d like to know what the possible problem and solution could be. I ran my finger along the worm wheel and height adjusting rod but can’t feel any abnormal gaps or missing teeth. Any ideas?

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