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Handle to raise and lower blade is stuck in the down position

Saw has been stored for some time

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What I do is use some penetrating oil on the mechanism that raises and lowers the saw unit. Usually you will have to raise if a little and then lower and keep doing over until it moves freely. If the unit is rusted you might have to wire brush a little. I dont know what brand or model we are talking about but this works on the DeWalt and Bosch saws that I repair.

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Otherwise, it may be time for some routine maintenance. Unplug the saw, clean all sawdust and debris from under the saw using compressed air if possible, and then lubricate the worm gear/gear box and trunnion ways. Some people prefer silicone for this, some use WD40. I prefer normal motor oil. In any event you will need a long oil spout to direct the lubricant into the worm gear and gears, then/while raising and lowering the saw. Also lubricate the angle adjustment gears.
If you keep your saw properly lubricated, it will function easily and be a joy to adjust. Otherwise, it can become a struggle or just impossible.
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If you are unable to buy an accessory throat plate from Sears for your saw, you might like to look online at www.manageyourlife.com. You may be able to find accessories there that your local store doesn't stock.
I'm not familiar with your particular saw and it's throat plate, but you should know that many woodworkers make their own inserts using 1/2" plywood cut to fit the shape of the throat plate. You can trace your existing plate onto the form, then carefully cut it out and sand to fit. Insert small screws from beneath the plate to level it in position, level to the table top. Then cut a slot in the new throat plate by raising a small blade up through the new plate. Sometimes I use a skilsaw blade or dado blade to make the first cut. Do this only when it is safely held down with a long board clamped over top of it, while you raise the spinning blade up through the new throat plate to cut a slot or groove, as the case may be. If you can't lower the plate over the blade in its lowest position, you can either use a smaller diameter blade to cut through it, or rest the plate lightly against a blade lowered to its lowest position, then hold the plate in place safely with a long board or piece of plywood that rests lightly against it and holds just enough pressure that you cnn start your saw with the throat plate against the edge of the blade, then exert slight pressure downwards to fit the throat plate fully into the throat, cutting through it into the backing board, then you'll be able to raise the blade through the throat plate. This is a dangerous operation and should only be undertaken with safety equipment such as safety glasses or goggles in place, and alway keep your hands away from the moving blade and exerting force away from the moving blade. Exercise good judgement and caution and you should be able to plunge the new throat plate into position over the moving blade, using the backing board as a safety device/push stick.
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If this is a new saw, return it to the store for an exchange, but if it's an older than a few months:

These contractor saws often acquire this problem. It's usually dust, specifically pine dust (it has sap thus making it stickier), on the screw or the sliding mechanism. What I do is:

  1. Unplug the saw
  2. Remove the blade
  3. Dismount the saw from its stand
  4. Lower the mechanism all the way
  5. Flip the saw over onto its table
  6. Access the screw and the lift mechanism
  7. Use a brush to remove the accumulated wood dust from the screw and the mechanism.
  8. If you have a leaf blower or access to one; blow the interior of the saw (wear eye protection always!)
  9. Do NOT oil the mechanism, this will only serve to gum everything up faster - use a dry lubricant (graphite or silicone) or none at all.
To avoid this in the future;

  1. Avoid resinous woods (not a likely solution).
  2. Blow the dust from the saw interior when finished using it (this works well) - use an air hose or a leaf blower, the leaf blower actually works best.
  3. After cutting and before stowing the saw; run the blade to its highest position and then down below the table. This pushes any dust off the mechanism and screw.
If you find little or no dust accumulation, it's possible the saw has a bent screw or binding mechanism and will require service.

Always be safe; unplug the saw and remove the blade when working on it, and always retract the blade below the table when not in use to prevent damage to the blade - or being cut by an exposed blade; they're sharp!


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