Re: [sawsmith] new member looking for assitance
- Ooookay, Ben! Ya finally got to me! I'd figured that by now you'd
have had that cover off for sure. When you first wrote of your
problem so long ago I was going to check out my saw, but remembering
it was "put away," decided not to.
So today I just hadda see what was what!
I drug out my saw, pulled the cover, and have snapped a couple pix
for you, figuring that since you'd only budged the cover 1/16" that
you wouldn't really know what was inside or where your cover might be binding.
The pix are in the album "Carl's Stuff" on the group's site, or simply click
From the second photo showing the inside of the cover you can see
that the only *possible* point of binding is around the lower and
smaller hole in the cover. It is the precision-machined bearing
carrier. And so it *should* be snug! Otherwise the bearing and its
shaft would wobble.
My guess is that in trying to pry the cover off you have canted it
slightly and thus jammed it tight. Perhaps the best way to proceed
now would be to reinsert the four screws and tighten them down
*evenly* in order to square things up, and then try again, being
exceedingly careful to pull the cover *straight* off. You might be
able to use a bearing puller, hooking onto the groove that retains
the rubber boot.
By the way, you may want to give it another shot of solvent--that
WD-40 leaves a GUMMY residue after it evaporates! And don't ask me how I know!
in Medford, Oregon
At 04:12 PM 10/4/2007, Ben McKillip wrote:
>I tried that. It will move about a 1/16th of an inch, but that is
>it. I tried wd40, liquid wrench, heating the cover up so it would
>expand, NOTHING!!!! If you can think of anything else let me know
>Thanks Fof The Help,