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tahir

anyone got a tgs173 saw?

We were given an elu tgs173 it all works fine but it doesn't give us a right angle (vertical) cut, not out by much but enough to make a difference. According to the instructions there's a grub screw at the back that should adjust the angle but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

Is the loosening/tightening of the grub screw supposed to adjust the angle, or are you supposed to slacken it off and then adjust the blade in some other way?
mousjoos

If there is some form of indicator ie angle gauge, showing the correct angle of cut, then the grub screw may tighten this in position when the angle of the saw is correctly adjusted



does that make sense ?
tahir

There's a lever that releases the saw head to adjust the mitre angle, but according to the gauge it is set at 0 degrees. I'm expecting this to adjust the plane of the blade within the saw head in some way
mousjoos

I think the grub screw is to hold the gauge in place once set....before using the saw for accurate work, use an engineer's square to check the "squareness" of the blade to the table

That is to say, when the saw is in the upright 90 position (according to the gauge/scale) square the blade from the table to ensure the accuracy of the gauge....& adjust & secure with said grub screw

again...I hope this makes sense
Falstaff

Re: anyone got a tgs173 saw?

We were given .......................



Now you know why ! Wink
dpack

I think the grub screw is to hold the gauge in place once set....before using the saw for accurate work, use an engineer's square to check the "squareness" of the blade to the table

That is to say, when the saw is in the upright 90 position (according to the gauge/scale) square the blade from the table to ensure the accuracy of the gauge....& adjust & secure with said grub screw

again...I hope this makes sense


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tahir

I think the grub screw is to hold the gauge in place once set....before using the saw for accurate work, use an engineer's square to check the "squareness" of the blade to the table

That is to say, when the saw is in the upright 90 position (according to the gauge/scale) square the blade from the table to ensure the accuracy of the gauge....& adjust & secure with said grub screw

again...I hope this makes sense

That's how I would expect it to work, my set square is at the ready but the slackening off of the grub screw seems to have no effect
sean

I realize that this is a bit wimpy but: User's Manual? tahir

I realize that this is a bit wimpy but: User's Manual?

I did in fact d/l (and read) the manual, that's how I've got this far Smile
tahir

I realize that this is a bit wimpy

Talking of which I drove past a wimpy the other day, thought they'd all gone, didn't realise I could still get a bender in a bun
vegplot

Have you tried hitting it? Always seemed to work with vertical hold on the TV. sean

I realize that this is a bit wimpy

Talking of which I drove past a wimpy the other day, thought they'd all gone, didn't realise I could still get a bender in a bun

There's one in Barnstaple. It's got waitress service and everything.

Come to think of it the hardware store in town has got those squeezy plastic tomatoes for ketchup in at the moment.
dpack

wd40 might get the clamp that is held by the (now loose?)grub screw to move as it should.

resins and dust from cutting can set quite hard as can old oil and wd40 is a good release agent.

leave it to soak for an hour or so and try wiggling/gentle tapping with a bit of wood (avoid bruising the metal so dont use a hammer direct)

a toothbrush can be handy for hard to reach crevices
tahir

Will get the wd40 out tonight tahir

Sorted, it was the wrong grub screw! dpack

Laughing ace i quite often do such things

but im glad it is sorted.
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