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peterw3035

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I've recently acquired a Kity 618 table saw that's been out of use for years. Both the rise & fall and the tilt mechanisms were totally jammed up with saw dust & debris. I've manged to free up to rise and fall but I'm struggling with the tilt. I can't see how to remove the black & orange handles to get better access to the curved cog track that's the source of the problem.
The central nut releases but both black & orange handles are tight on the shaft.
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There is an allen key grub screw with a lock nut but and can't see how this would help remove the handles.
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Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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Looks like a press fit, they may fit onto a spindle. I would suggest some plusgas or loosening agent and leave for a bit and then apply a bearing puller or some gentle force. Hard to tell if they are plastic or alloy.
In my experience a hot airgun is usefull to just give enough heat to loosen things up but it does strip paint and melt plastic....
 

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I have a Kity 618 at home in my garage workshop, but it's been many a year since I had it all apart......I'll take a look at those handles this evening when I get home and see if I can shed any light on the subject for you.

Thinking about it now,....I dont remember ever having to use a puller on them to get them off but there is a Woodruff Key on the shaft so they do pull forward off the key to remove the handles.....

Also, if I remember correctly, there is a bolt on the opposite back side of the saw that also supports the tilt mechanism and if it's too tight, it may also be causing the tilt to be restricted....??

Where abouts is this Allen key grub screw you're referring to....? I dont recollect that on my saw either....
 
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Thanks @Corset and @Distinterior The manual does seem to show a straight shaft, I have loosened the bolt on the opposite side of the tilt mechanism but it's the handle side that seems to be the issue. The Allen key grub screw is on the inside of the casing, third photo next to the curved track. A straight pull does make sense, just need to borrow a puller from somewhere and give that a try.
 

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I think the nut with the Allen grub screw is what holds the shaft in place.....I dont think you need to remove them to take the handles off.
As I said, I'll take a look at my saw this evening and remove the handles & ill take a couple of pictures so you can see what to expect. 👍
 

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I think the nut with the Allen grub screw is what holds the shaft in place.....I dont think you need to remove them to take the handles off.
As I said, I'll take a look at my saw this evening and remove the handles & ill take a couple of pictures so you can see what to expect. 👍
I'm sure you're right, it's there to hold the cogged end of the horizontal shaft onto the vertical riser.
 

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Hi Peter,

I've just taken the front handle off my saw and it locates on a slotted Spring Pin that passes through the centre of the shaft, as you can see in my pictures below.....It just pulls straight off once the nut & washer are removed.

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The front Black handle has a corresponding slot in it that locates over the Spring Pin and it's this that locks the Black handle to the shaft.
Once you've removed the Black handle, you will need to remove the Spring Pin and the Orange handle should just pull off.
Just try a couple of opposing levers on the left & right hand sides and it should just pop off.
 
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