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Old 08-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #41
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What? Really?...I dunno, I like mine.
That's what the Makita service regional rep told me. I've gotten used it now, but it's definitely not dead nuts tight like when I first got the saw. It used to detent right into 0 or 22.5 and there was no movement left or right. Oh well.
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Buy a new detent off of ereplacementparts.com or someplace else. Pretty sure it is a separate item that and be taken off and replaced. I know it is on my Bosch.
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Yeah I looked into it, before I tried to get Makita to fix it. They concluded its normal. I've concluded it's either the detent notches, which are part of the base, that are worn out OR the lock pin's tip has wear on it. The lock pin is cheap and replaceable. The base is no longer available / obsolete and I'm sure it's crazy expensive if you can even find it. Better to buy a new saw. I'll probably try swapping the lock pin first.
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The dentents are wedge shaped, so as it wears it still should stay centered in the detent.

Make sure you don't have any build-up in there and they are smooth.
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Has anybody found a solution for the blade wobble problem on these saws?

Mine is about three months old. I didn't notice the problem until last week when we were installing ¾" thick casing and the blade would eat away an extra 16th on the thickest part of the casing on miter cuts. Tried a brand new Freud blade and it still wobbles.

Since I'm out of the 30 day return window, Acme Tools won't take it back. They did order in new arbor/blade flanges in case they were warped...
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Order a real blade. Tenryu full kerf or something equivalent.
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I have had my 1016 for about 2 years and the table locked up tight as a drum, not to sure what happened. I did a full strip down cleaned it all out and it is locking into the detents much more positively like when it was new.
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Aren't the factory Makita blades made by Tenryu? The factory blade is full kerf, and wobbles worse than the thin kerf Diablo 90 tooth blade.

Not saying you're wrong at all, I realize that full kerf blades are generally able to cut straighter. I think the problem resides in the bearing and not the blade.
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Most factory blades I have seen on saws suck. Good for cutting 2x material.
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Most factory blades I have seen on saws suck. Good for cutting 2x material.
With the exception of Makita blades, I buy them for my saw, resharpen about 3 times and buy another. All the MakBlades I've had were all thin kerf.
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Aren't the factory Makita blades made by Tenryu? The factory blade is full kerf, and wobbles worse than the thin kerf Diablo 90 tooth blade.

Not saying you're wrong at all, I realize that full kerf blades are generally able to cut straighter. I think the problem resides in the bearing and not the blade.
I don't think the factory blade is full kerf. I do think you are right about the thinner kerf blades having much less wobble. That's certainly been my experience with my Makita 1016L.
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With the exception of Makita blades, I buy them for my saw, resharpen about 3 times and buy another. All the MakBlades I've had were all thin kerf.
My only experience of coming with a good blade was Festool. I've dealt with Hitachi and Bosch. The out of the box blades suck. And if they don't, then the Forrest blade is uber fantastic. Because that's what I compare them to.
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My only experience of coming with a good blade was Festool. I've dealt with Hitachi and Bosch. The out of the box blades suck. And if they don't, then the Forrest blade is uber fantastic. Because that's what I compare them to.
Makita blades are basically the Silencer line from Tenryu, cut exactly the same. I've have tried and tried with Forrest, love that they are an American company, but I can never get the results I get from Tenyru.
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Aren't the factory Makita blades made by Tenryu? The factory blade is full kerf, and wobbles worse than the thin kerf Diablo 90 tooth blade.

Not saying you're wrong at all, I realize that full kerf blades are generally able to cut straighter. I think the problem resides in the bearing and not the blade.
The factory blades are not full kerf... they are actually ultra thin kerf.

If the bearing is a problem, odds are you will feel the play in it if you grab the blade and wiggle it side to side. You could also have warped arbor washers, which are a simple fix, replace them.
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The factory blades are not full kerf... they are actually ultra thin kerf.

If the bearing is a problem, odds are you will feel the play in it if you grab the blade and wiggle it side to side. You could also have warped arbor washers, which are a simple fix, replace them.
There is definitely play on the blade when its wiggled side to side. I think Acme is in denial that there could be a bearing problem when the saw is so new. I'll be in touch with the local Makita rep tomorrow. Acme Tools ordered a set of arbor washers for me, so I'll give that a shot.

I think the blade that came with my saw is close to ⅛". It's definitely thicker than the Diablo that's been on the last couple days.

We have 7" tall base to install tomorrow; that'll be a lot of fun with the way the saw is performing
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There is definitely play on the blade when its wiggled side to side. I think Acme is in denial that there could be a bearing problem when the saw is so new. I'll be in touch with the local Makita rep tomorrow. Acme Tools ordered a set of arbor washers for me, so I'll give that a shot.

I think the blade that came with my saw is close to ⅛". It's definitely thicker than the Diablo that's been on the last couple days.

We have 7" tall base to install tomorrow; that'll be a lot of fun with the way the saw is performing

Yeah you should have ZERO play in there. I don't.

The only tool I have with play in the blade is my Baby Bosch table saw, which Bosch tried to "correct" but that is how they are being produced as I got two others with the same problem and the display models at the Bosch service center have the same play. Its slop between a needle bearing and the back of the arbor.

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