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Forum topic by wizof103 posted 01-20-2015 06:43 PM 671 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2015 06:43 PM

OK, I have read a bit about this saw before I purchased it. It seemed like something that I could use. I was upgrading from a smaller Craftsman, so that should show my skill set, or lack thereof. The first time I used this saw to make a 45 degree bevel cut, I move the blade to 45 and after using it for my cuts, tried to put the blade back to 90. The wheel got stuck and would not budge. Called Porter Cable, they requested my serial number and date on saw. After giving this to them she instantly told me that the two parts I needed would be sent out to me a no charge. One of the parts is on backorder
(9 to 120 days). I have had this saw for about a year and a half, so it is out of warranty. To me this seems like a known issue. With only one part received and the other on back order, I ponder over trying to fix it myself, or lugging this 300 LB saw 62 miles away to a service center. So far I have opened three panels of the saw looking for the bevel gears. There are two sets, of course the ones I need, I cannot even see. The only panel I have not opened yet is the back with the height and bevel wheels. My question, is has anyone changed this 2 bevel gears, and if you did is it a big project or something I will need to transport this saw for an hour to get fixed. The good news is that I called the repair center and they stated it would only cost $20 plus a small labor fee.
Part numbers are 0B98 and 0GCM. thank you in advance.

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