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I'm pretty sure I posted a question on this before, and bob responded, but he post so much great information that my search turned up too many results to sort through.

With the fixed base mounted in my table, and having the lock undone, the micro adjust mechanism is totally unreliable. It locks when I try to raise it, and slips when I lower it.

Is this just an issue with the springs? or do I need to exercise my warranty next time it comes up on a nice sale?

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It's a easy fix,but I would suggest in your case ,just put in back in the box and they will give you a new one ,just need to ask them, some of them had a bad (weak) spring in the mechanism ..

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I'm pretty sure I posted a question on this before, and bob responded, but he post so much great information that my search turned up too many results to sort through.

With the fixed base mounted in my table, and having the lock undone, the micro adjust mechanism is totally unreliable. It locks when I try to raise it, and slips when I lower it.

Is this just an issue with the springs? or do I need to exercise my warranty next time it comes up on a nice sale?



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That's what I was looking for, thanks.

The only bad thing about taking advantage of the warranty is that I'd have to pay $15 again to resume coverage. Have to wait for the $80 sale. $.10 is worth doing twice.

May ask you a followup when I can get back out there to look at it.

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" May ask you a followup when I can get back out there to look at it."

Yep
get a cup of coffee, and you will see a very small snap ring, pull it out with care then pull the pin and pull the spring out, take the spring down to ACE and get one/two that's made out of bigger wire, cut it off to the same size, put it back in..and your done.. easy fix..

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That's what I was looking for, thanks.

The only bad thing about taking advantage of the warranty is that I'd have to pay $15 again to resume coverage. Have to wait for the $80 sale. $.10 is worth doing twice.

May ask you a followup when I can get back out there to look at it.



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Thanks OP, thanks Bob. I have that model, but not the problem, yet ???!!!
Guess I'll get the spring as I pass Ace pretty often.
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Bringing this back up again, because I finally took the time to inspect this.

I took the base (and plate) out of the table and inspected the gears that provide the depth of cut. I manually removed most of the sawdust it had accumulated and sprayed both the teeth on the motor and the gear mechanism on the base with WD-40 (don't have dry lube on hand). Doing this gave me really great results both with raising and lowering the motor.

Except that the motor slips at certain points. In fact, it's almost predictable. I can raise the motor almost an inch before it gets a little hard to turn and then the motor slips down nearly the exact amount I just spent the time raising it on. It's only raising the motor, never lowering it. I'm not sure the spring fix bob mentions will fix this, because the lock sticking isn't what is attributing to it in my opinion. I could be wrong, though.

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