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Guard not raising

I need a drawing of the leverage mechanism that lifts the guard on a 10" Mastercraft Miter Saw. My guard doesn't lift anymore and nothing is obviously damaged or bent, but there is a very large gap between the roller and the guide it strikes to lift the guard when the saw is in the up position.

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This is a MASTERCRAFT saw, not a Makita. It is listed here because FixYa doesn't have a Mastercraft section.

I have a friend with exactly the same problem.

Mastercraft (Canadian Tire proprietary brand) uses some weird klugy sytem to move the lower guard inside the upper guard. No other manufacturer seems to do this unnecessary nonsense, and the thing is a mechanical mystery with some strange counter-intuitive geometry (you know, like a Bendix brake self-adjuster).

I stared at this thing for an hour today and still have no clue how it is supposed to work, just that it doesn't work the way it sits now. It's like the whole thing rotated out of position at some point, and now won't go back. There is a spring, but only one obvious attachment point for it. When I got to this one, the other end of the spring was just hooked to a tang on the same part, and did nothing.

the guy needs a drawing or a picture of a properly-assembled mechanism. For that matter, so do I!

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Hello. perhaps this info will assist u.

Locate Nearest Service Center online at makita.com

or Free technical support center (1-800-4MAKITA)

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  • Joe Hogan May 27, 2009

    hello. perhaps this info will assist u.



    Locate Nearest Service Center online at makita.com


    or Free technical support center (1-800-4MAKITA)

  • Joe Hogan May 27, 2009

    hello. perhaps this info will assist u.



    Locate Nearest Service Center online at makita.com


    or Free technical support center (1-800-4MAKITA)

  • Joe Hogan May 27, 2009

    hello. perhaps this info will assist u.



    Locate Nearest Service Center online at makita.com


    or Free technical support center (1-800-4MAKITA)

  • Joe Hogan May 27, 2009

    hello. perhaps this info will assist u.



    Locate Nearest Service Center online at makita.com


    or Free technical support center (1-800-4MAKITA)

  • Joe Hogan May 27, 2009

    hello. perhaps this info will assist u.



    Locate Nearest Service Center online at makita.com


    or Free technical support center (1-800-4MAKITA)

  • Joe Hogan May 27, 2009

    hello. perhaps this info will assist u.



    Locate Nearest Service Center online at makita.com


    or Free technical support center (1-800-4MAKITA)

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