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When I lower the blade on my table it sticks and then drops?

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I have an old Craftsman table saw that had this problem. I read the owners manual for your saw and it suggests cleaning and lubricating the height adjustment screw threads with grease. I found that grease is not a good option with all that sawdust blowing around so after cleaning the threads thoroughly I lubricated them with Dri-Coat. It comes in a spray can and does not attract the sawdust like grease would. This should take care of your problem. Let me know if you need a source for the Dri-Coat spray.

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

Testimonial: "Hi thank you for your response. I don't have a owners manual. Do you have a link to were I might find one or see one online, so I can see exactly what the adjustment screw is? Many thanks Mark Ps. could give me a link for the Dri-Coat spray."

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    Bud Gehring Nov 28, 2014

    Try this link for the Dewalt DW744 owners manual. You can print it from there or download it to your device. Here is a link for the Dricoat although it should be available at stores such as Ace hardware, Lowes or Home Depot. Made by Bostik it may also be known as blade coat. Great for applying to your saw blades too.http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.as...

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    Bud Gehring Nov 28, 2014

    Dewalt DW744 owners manualhttp://powertool.manualsonline.com/manua...

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