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post #1 of 4 Old 02-15-2016, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Height adjustment wheel won't lock in place

The height adjuster wheel (not sure what it's really called) on my unisaw will not lock in place. I screw down the inner bolt as tightly as I can, but the wheel still turns and moves the saw up and down.

Is there a way to fix this?
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-15-2016, 06:48 PM
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I don't think anybody's saw completely locks. The locking mechanism just puts a little friction on the elevation so the vibration of the saw doesn't turn the knob a little. This would only be an issue if you doing something for many hours like running dados. I've had a unisaw for about 20 years and have never locked the mechanism.
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My craftsman does not even have a "lock." Never have had need of one.

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post #4 of 4 Old 02-15-2016, 09:08 PM
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Wholladay,
We've had post complaining their elevator wheel was too tight and hard to adjust the blade height.
Obviously it's hard to design a machine that pleases everyone. Too loose or too tight.
I have worked on a table saw that had a very positive lock on both wheels. Unfortunately, it was the only thing positive on the tool and like one of the other posters above, I rarely used it.
If a machine has so much vibration the wheels are moving freely, I think something else could be wrong.

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