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I want to remove the blade shaft and bearings
The saw is old/damaged and is not cutting square


Process for Removal of Blade Shaft and Bearings

STEP 1
If you have a puller, remove inner collar.



STEP 2
If you don't have a puller, screw nut back onto shaft until
it is FLUSH with END OF SHAFT.



STEP 3
Hit with aluminium or copper dolly to push shaft and assembly out.





STEP 4
Remove outer circlip.



STEP 5
Hit old bearing out.



STEP 6
Hold shaft in vice and remove right-hand thread locknut, and remove grub screws.



UNASSEMBLED VIEW OF PARTS



To reassemble, perform the above procedure in reverse, paying particular attention to the following:

(a) Locate grub screws into dimples in shaft.

(b) You MUST use BEARING MOUNT LOCTITE on ALL bearing surfaces, AND on the inside collar mating surface with shaft.

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Process for Adjusting the Saw

SAW NOT CUTTING SQUARE?

If your saw is old or has taken a tumble, we can get it back like new with a few checks and adjustments.

STEP 1
First check if the base (chassis) rails are parallel and level with each other. Line of sight is the best way to do this. If the base rails are not level, as in the photo below, (see "LOW" on left corner), the saw has been dropped.



STEP 2
Adjust the level of the base rails, as in the photo below, by twisting the chassis.



STEP 3
Check the base rails for bumps or knocks. Use a rubber mallet and tape measure to get the rails true and parallel.



STEP 4
Check the carriage runs smoothly along the rails and the blade is square with the carriage.



STEP 5
If the blade is not square, place washers between the pivot bearing housing and the motor mount.



STEP 6
Check the blade is parallel to the base rails. Clamp the level to the blade. Use your rule to check if parallel.





STEP 7
If not parallel, loosen one pivot bearing (via the two bolts) and twist the arm to move the blade to the correct position. Tighten the pivot bearing when the level is parallel with the rails, allowing for 1mm error.



STEP 8
Finally, check your work. Run a square alongside the blade. The square should run parallel with the blade - it should not move away or get closer.

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