My contractor type table saw gets really hard to tilt the bade after I get past 25-30 degrees. The hand wheel gets really hard to turn. I actually stripped the tilt screw and had to replace it. I've looked for something bent or warped and can't find anything. I even loosened the tilt screw bearing but no help. I took the saw completely apart (except for removing the trunnions), cleaned everything and reassembled it with dry lube and also installed a PALS kit and realigned the blade/arbor with an A-Line-It. It does this with the belt on or off. I'm tempted to try 20 weight oil like the owner's manual suggests but I'm afraid the oil will just collect sawdust. Graphite maybe? Anybody had this problem and how did you fix it?
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Table saw tilt issues