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Unread 07-16-2008, 09:07 PM   #6
ritch
Sam
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 5
My own dumb fault

I followed CX'es advice and called Felker directly. I explained the problem and Bob? in Customer Service offered to send me a new blade. Received it today and put it on and it wobbled worse than the original. I noticed that it would stop wobbling immediately after I turned of the power switch. I took the belt guard off and ran it with no guard, blade, nut or washer and it was perfectly smooth.

On a whim, I re-installed the blade with the convex portion of the arbor washer IN instead of OUT, and the wobble was gone! Hopefully the crude illustration below will help the next newbie that installs the arbor washer backwards.

I have nothing but great things to say about this saw and Felker's customer service!


Blade Arbor Nut
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Last edited by ritch; 07-16-2008 at 09:09 PM. Reason: fix illustration
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