SawStop / Table Saw blade elevation inop


#1

The SawStop seems to be having issues with elevation. It will only rise up about 3/4 inch before it just won’t go up anymore. It appears to otherwise work so I am not going to put a note on it.


#2

Is the knob locked keeping it from moving up?


#3

No, Sir.


#4

The lifting mechanics get clogged with dust a lot. And the pinion in the back is usually the most clogged. A little scrubbing with a wire brush from the red tool box, plus a few squirts of simple green cleaner is usually a it takes.


#5

The worm gear is stripped beyond repair. Kim has the part number needed to repair. Hopefully someone will call sawstop get it ordered.


#6

I can order it right now if someone can send me the part number.


#7

Ordered with 2 day shipping.


#8

Cool, thanks. I’ll bring a reimbursement check over for you tonight or tomorrow.


#9

i was afraid of that when we moved the table last night. Same thing that happens on the router. Thank for looking into it Jerry.


#10

My connection to internet has been spotty. So thanks for taking care of this while I’ve been away, everyone. If it arrives before 3 on Thursday, I should be able to install it.


#11

Gear is here! I’ll leave it in your locker.


#12

Gear wasn’t quite right.

New part to be ordered today, blade can’t go up or down until it’s in.


#13

Is this for the table saw? I don’t make it to the makerspace often and was heart broken when i couldn’t make something today. Cold beer made up for it. Could you please post updates in the future if things don’t work in the makerspace? I have no idea what a saw stop is, but couldn’t find any other post on the forum about the table saw.


#14

Yes … this is the table saw (Saw Stop is the brand name we often refer to it by)


#15

Good advice, I changed the title to be more informative.

Current status:

  • I’m getting clarification from sawstop tech support on exactly what to order, I want to be SURE this time
  • I’ll do the two-day shipping again so it should be fixed by next weekend
  • The table saw can be used for little stuff, I cut up MDF yesterday just fine, you just can’t raise or lower the blade.

#16

Table saw is fixed.