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robirdman

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24" saw stopped feeding
« on: July 10, 2019, 05:39:48 AM »

This is my saw mentioned if other posts, where I got the motor wiring fixed and had working very well and cut a lot of big slabs.  It has a chain pull to shut off and after an abnormally long time of hearing it running, I checked and it had only gone about 3" into a rock, when about 10" would be cut through.  So it stuck at this position.  The saw runs, blade plenty of life, the feed mechanism is working.  I pulled back the rock about an inch and put tape on the long feed bolt to check whether it was turning internally, (after checking the external gear feed first) and after 30' stopped and the tape showed it had turned but the vise hadn't moved at all.  So now after the recent total cleanout of the basin, vise etc., I'll have to dissemble further and see what is wrong with the split feed nut, maybe needing rethreading?
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Re: 24" saw stopped feeding
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 09:11:40 AM »

Your feed dogs might be getting worn or your spring may have lost its tension and letting the feed dogs slip when under pressure. Try replacing the spring first, if that doesnt fix it then take the feed dogs off and clamp them together and then run a tap through them. You may have to grind a little bit off of them to let them close a little better.

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Re: 24" saw stopped feeding
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 09:23:37 AM »

Thanks. Great suggestions.  I'll have to wait a bit, to prepare mentally for taking it all apart so soon after cleaning the whole saw basin, and though I took the top of the vise off to clean also, I didn't go all the way down to the lower mechanisms.  So messy!
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