blade height adjustment

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Topic by yobe posted 06-02-2010 02:20 AM 3230 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2010 02:20 AM

I have a table saw that is very similar to a Rockwell brand. The blade height adjustment doesn’t hold the blade at the set height. It starts to drift downwards as the blade is turning. There is a triangular knob on the height adjusting wheel but tightening it doesn’t hold it in place. The saw is quite old, could it be just worn out? Is there an adjustment inside the cabinet that can fix this problem? Thanks for any suggestions.

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06-02-2010 02:24 PM

Sorry yobe, I think a photo might help. Maybe even a serial # would give a better idea.

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06-04-2010 08:35 PM

Two things come to mind.
1. Always adjust your blade by turning it in the upward motion, play in the gears will often let it lower on its own.
2. the locking mechanism is a friction device, there are no gears. You may be able to disassemble it and add a shim of some sort or clean off any dirt or oil.
I’m not familiar with your saw so I hope these thoughts might be of use.

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