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Looking for your help my table saw will not raise or lower the adjustment is bound up. It is an old Caraftsman my guess late 50's or so it has been a greater worker though I'm farily new to it (was grandpa's) he would make and repair cabinets in the apartment bldg he ran. It is as if the locking mechanism is jammed some how. I will try to attach some photo's so you know what it looks like . Please anyone that can help This is the heart of shop and the good old girl needs our help

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HI Rob

This is what I suggest..

Saw dust is the norm in the threads,,,flip the saw up side down,,start by blowing out all the threaded parts,,,then put the crank back on and with care move it back and forth until it's free then put on some WD40 to get it to move free,,,once it's free wipe the threads off with a rag and a steel brush then put on some DuPont dry lub ( teflon lube ) then run it up and down till it moves nice and free,, then flip it back over and do the same thing... once moves nice put the blade back on and the top plate..

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Looking for your help my table saw will not raise or lower the adjustment is bound up. It is an old Caraftsman my guess late 50's or so it has been a greater worker though I'm farily new to it (was grandpa's) he would make and repair cabinets in the apartment bldg he ran. It is as if the locking mechanism is jammed some how. I will try to attach some photo's so you know what it looks like . Please anyone that can help This is the heart of shop and the good old girl needs our help

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Default Talbe saw all bound up and no where to go

Bob Tried you suggestion though I used a silicone spray (I know it's a no no in the wood shop but I was desprate and there were no projects going now anyways) It seem to work like a champ I put it back together and came down the next day to cut and it was back again. At least this time I knew how to take it apart without as much trouble. I had vacuamed every nook and cranny but that hadn't worked so I got out the air compressor.
This time it seems to have worked...... I'll keep you up dated
I think it has to do with the locking mechanism There is an inner rod that when you tighten the knob it locks like a brake. I don't think it was releasing


I have taken lots of picture for the record in case I need them

Thank you for your recomondation yours was the only reply ( a little disappointed )
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This is what I suggest..

Saw dust is the norm in the threads,,,flip the saw up side down,,start by blowing out all the threaded parts,,,then put the crank back on and with care move it back and forth until it's free then put on some WD40 to get it to move free,,,once it's free wipe the threads off with a rag and a steel brush then put on some DuPont dry lub ( teflon lube ) then run it up and down till it moves nice and free,, then flip it back over and do the same thing... once moves nice put the blade back on and the top plate..

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Well, I think Bob recommended what the rest of us would have. Just no sense in repeating it 10 times.

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In photo #5 I see a rod hanging down with a hole in it, in the back ground there is a threaded hole with shinny threads this might indicate that a bolt that would hold the rod has come out. This is just a thought don't know if that is the problem or not.

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I agree. Check closely to see whether that rod hanging down bolts to that open hole above it. Looks like it might, but it is hard for someone out here to know exactly what is going wrong. Like everything else, ya gotta keep messing around with it. The cleaning and lube part is a BIG factor though.
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You might also try finding an exploded-view parts diagram for the saw somewhere online. Sometimes, that's the best way to determine where a loose part is supposed to go, or to discover that you have a missing part.

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Well I'm reporting back in, and we are still having trouble.
I waited 2 days to reassemble the saw
Checking it everyday raising and lowering it. It seem to work fine. After I put some tension on the rod (placed the motor back on) it started to lockup again.
I believe it may be the brake knuckle thing-amagig or what ever it's called. Thought I would try placing some teflon washers between it and the brake Knucle. (your thoughts?)
Jerry
In photo #5 the rod you see hanging down is for the degree indicator on the front of the saw ( I have the bolt) I do not believe that anything has fallen out. It is giving me some time to do some much needed updates. Sealing it off for the DC also giving the motor a good cleaning adjusting wheels etc.
But it is still frustrating not being able to use it.

And to all who have viewed this and had simalar thoughts (but not repeated) I do appreciate all the help that has been offered (Mike) I did not mean to sound ungratefull
This is a fine Forum and been very helpfull .... I hope I can be of some help in the future.

Thanks again one and all

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WD40 is not actually a lubricant... and is not the best of solvents either..
I would use something like PBBlaster...
and check for dirt dauber nests too... LOL
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Well we all hope you get it up and running, I would like to know the problem once you isolate it, just to pack away in memory-----that could be dangerous.

I haven't lost my mind, it is backed up on hard drive some where.

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