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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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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
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  3. Dismount the saw from its stand
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  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.
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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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