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Remove locking pin and replace with new pin

The locking pin that holds down miter saw down when nut in use

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SOURCE: How does one replace the pin in a sliding compound

I"ve never had to replace one, but here's an exploded parts diagram that shows it has an o-ring on it. I'm guessing its a friction fit and maybe you can just knock it out with a punch or drift, or maybe twist it out with a pair of vise grips...but I don't have the saw in front of me, and can't remember if the back side of the pin is accessible.
Anyway, FWIW, see here.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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