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Offline harry_

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Guard bearing replacement
« on: April 23, 2019, 08:06 PM »
Has anyone themselves replaced the bearing (roller & bearing sleeve) that the guard lift arm (swivel lever) rides on?
I was wondering what kind of dog it is to replace. Mine went to junk today requiring way too much force to operate the saw.

For those so inclined POS# 70 & 76 on ekat
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Guard bearing replacement
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 09:25 PM »
It’s not to bad to do. Watch the springs.

Tom

Offline harry_

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Re: Guard bearing replacement
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 09:35 PM »
Does this mean I have to pull the blade housing completely off or can I work it open the 1/4" or so necessary?
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Guard bearing replacement
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 10:21 PM »
Does this mean I have to pull the blade housing completely off or can I work it open the 1/4" or so necessary?

I separate it. All of the "important" stuff is on the motor side of the cover.

There is one cap cap screw on the bottom rear that is a pain. It is silver, you’ll know it when you see it.

Tom

Offline harry_

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Re: Guard bearing replacement
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 09:12 PM »
So the parts came in today.

Come to find out it is not a ball bearing as I had umed. Guess that's what I get for assuming.
Coincidentally, I had a bottle of synthetic lube in my pouch and added a drop to it and it's like new again, however is still seems a little sloppy. Maybe I still need to change the bushing. I would love to be able to find a proper sealed ball bearing for it though!
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