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    I have a Rigid TS2424 Table saw. It is about 5 years old. Yesterday while I was using the saw the elevation adjustment wheel became very hard to turn. The blade elevation mechanism now seems to be totally jammed. I have turned the saw upside down and attempted to clean and lubricate the threads on the elevation mechanism, but it still will not move. I do not want to force it for fear of causing more dammage.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be wrong and how to fix this? Do I need to take the saw into a repair shop to have this looked at?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

  • #2
    I'd take another look at the underside of the saw. It sounds to me like you might have a wood chip jamming the blade elevation mechanism or you didn't get all of the sawdust buildup cleaned out.

    [ 02-06-2005, 04:20 PM: Message edited by: badgerdave ]
    I decided to change calling the bathroom the "John" and renamed it the "Jim". I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.


    • #3
      Badger has it right----it's a pretty simple worm gear that engages with the teeth on the arbor assembly----however, don't overlook the back side---remember the motor assembly moves with the height adjustment----I've had wood scraps fall right into the gap of the motor bracket and keep the height from moving.


      • #4
        Thanks for the suggestions. I suspected that a piece of wood may have gotten jammed somewhere by the way it acted. Unfortunately, the saw is at my beach house and I'm back home now, so I will have to wait until the next time I go over there to try to see what is going on.

        What is the best way to get at the back side of the elevation mechanism? I can see that there is nothing in the side with the worm gear.