Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Mission British Columbia Canada
The manual for his saw is from 1969, mine is from the 80's so his assembly is a generation or two older but the principals are the same.
We'll have to wait for his response but I don't think it's jammed up, if he has the top knob incorrectly screwed all the way on to the shaft for some reason then the length of shaft below the knob will be too short (he probably has two inches of shaft screwed inside the top knob) and it will only engage when the sliding assembly is in the top position, because the set screw is loose when he tries to turn the top knob CCW to lower the wheel it just unthreads again. I think he's going to have to pull the assembly off the frame, take the knob off the shaft, thread the shaft into the sliding assembly and tighten the set screw in the back so it won't turn (a little loctite wouldn't hurt either) then re-install the assembly back onto the frame. At that point the assembly should be in the lower position and should slide up and down by simply pulling on the shaft since there is no spring tension without the top knob.
If everything goes OK to this point and there is no binding of the shaft keeping the sliding assembly from moving smoothly he can put the wheel on, install a band and put the top knob on and adjust.
Last edited by JayArr; 05-31-2020 at 01:48 PM.