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Old 07-05-2018, 07:34 AM   #1
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Target Wet Saw Repair

Hello. I'm new here. Not new to setting tile but new to here. Anyway, I have a Target wet saw needing repair. I've tried searching online to find a local repair shop but I'm hitting a brick wall. Honestly I'm having trouble finding local companies that sell tile tools. I've recently moved here. My helper placed the saw in the back of a pick-up and didn't close the gate. Of course when he drove off it flew out onto the road. It still works but won't cut straight. I'm not sure if it's the blade but I'm suspecting the whole frame is tweaked. I'm near the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro but online yellow pages aren't helping at all. Any info would sure be appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
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Hi Almquist, welcome. Target saws are tough but not that tough. The rails that the cart rolls on should be square with the blade. I would place a framers square on the cart so that it's barely touching the blade and roll the cart to see how much out of square it is.
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #3
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Assuming the frame is bent, do you know if this is repairable? Any how do I go about finding a repair shop? I've tried searching for a Target dealer but I'm not finding anything. I really don't know where to go from here.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:16 PM   #4
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On both my Target saws, the rails the cart rolls on is fastened to the metal tub. I assume yours is the same. The tub rests on the saw frame and has adjustments to tweak it each direction.

I don't know if it's repairable or not. depends how bad it's bent. Did the tub come off the truck too or just the saw itself?

I've never known of a tile saw dealer to work on saws but I could be wrong. A good metal fabricator might could help.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:22 PM   #5
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Parts are few and far in between. If the frame is bent (the blue part) you can find an old saw on craigslist and use parts off it. All new parts are husqvarna brand, some will work, some won't. Like Davy said there's 2 nuts and bolts on each rail on the pan, you can loosen them and adjust them to resquare the saw. Also the saw head has 4 bolts that hold it to the round bar, you can loosen them and slide the motor assembly left or right but the older saws the nuts and bolts tent to be rusted up pretty well.

I constantly check craigslist for homeowner bought target with low mileage. When i find one i buy it and get rid of one of my older saws. Good luck!
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