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Craftsman 351.228040 Operator's Manual page 14

10/12" right-tilting arbor saw
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SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE
ACTION
Excessive
vibration
1. Blade out of balance
1. Discard
blade
and use a different
blade
2. Damage
V-belt
pulleys
or poor belt
2. Replace
as indicated
Cannot
make square
cut
Miter gauge
not adjusted
properly
Adjust
miter
gauge
when crosscutting
Blade
stalls (however,
motor
turns)
1. Belts not tight
2. Belts not equal
size
3. Belts worn
Cut binds, burns
or stalls when
ripping
1. Dull blade with improper
tooth
set
2. Blade
is binding
at one end of cut
(heeling)
3. Warped
board
4. Rip fence
not parallel
to blade
5. Spreader
out of alignment
1. Adjust
belt tension
2. Replace
belts
3. Replace
belts
1. Sharpen
or replace
blade
2. Adjust
table and rip fence
parallel
to blade
3. Make sure concave
or hollow
side is
facing
down; feed slowly
4. Adjust
rip fence
5. Adjust
spreader
to fall
in line with blade
Cut not true at 45 or 90 ° positions
Positive
stops
not properly
adjusted
Adjust
blade tilt
Tilt and elevating
handwheel
1. Sawdust
on rack and worm
gears
1. Clean
and relubricate
difficult
to turn
2. Bushing
collars
too tight
2. Adjust
properly
3. Bushings
and bearing
surfaces
dirty
3. Clean
thoroughly
and lubricate
Excessive
noise or overheating
Motor
Have
motor checked
by a technician
or
consult
manual
with
motor
Frequent
opening
of fuses
or
1. Motor overloaded
1. Feed work
slower
into blade
circuit
breakers
2. Fuses
or circuit
breakers
do not have
2. Install
proper
size fuses or circuit
sufficient
capacity
breakers
Motor
stalls (resulting
in blown fuses
or
Start
switch
not operating
Have
switch
replaced
tripped
circuit
breakers)
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