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Three of the 8 (?) hex drive screws that connect the rails to the saw top (and wings)  will.not.budge.  The five I did break loose took everything I had.  The other 3 are rounded off enough now from the key slipping that I guess the rails are going to stay on it during the move.   Upset  With the extension table off, it's probably no biggie... but I took the Xacta saw apart four of 5 times and never had this problem.  And since I put the SS together, I know I didn't put any extra gorilla on those screws.  

Thanks for listening.  I feel better now.
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#26
  Disassembling a SawStop KC Three of the 8 (?) h...
(05-16-2021, 12:24 PM)KC Wrote: Three of the 8 (?) hex drive screws that connect the rails to the saw top (and wings)  will.not.budge.  The five I did break loose took everything I had.  The other 3 are rounded off enough now from the key slipping that I guess the rails are going to stay on it during the move.   Upset  With the extension table off, it's probably no biggie... but I took the Xacta saw apart four of 5 times and never had this problem.  And since I put the SS together, I know I didn't put any extra gorilla on those screws.  

Thanks for listening.  I feel better now.

Have you tried a 5mm hex bit in a impact driver ?   May work.   Roly
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  RE: Disassembling a SawStop Roly [quote='KC' pid='798...
(05-16-2021, 01:24 PM)Roly Wrote: Have you tried a 5mm hex bit in a impact driver ?   May work.   Roly

Rounded off just a bit too much for that at this point.   No Sad

I did go the hex it socket/ratchet.  Mess with it (them) too much before that, too.
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#28
  RE: Disassembling a SawStop KC [quote='Roly' pid='7...
I'd use a grinder(cutting disc)/drill (if necessary) and remove the rounded bolts.

Simon
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  RE: Disassembling a SawStop Handplanesandmore I'd use a grinder(cu...
(05-16-2021, 10:06 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: I'd use a grinder(cutting disc)/drill (if necessary) and remove the rounded bolts.

Simon

or use a left-hand drill bit in a reversible drill motor. One the size of the screw shaft ought to be about right.

Either it unscrews the screw for you or it removes the screw head.

You are going to have to replace those screws in the new shop anyway.
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  Disassembling a SawStop KC Three of the 8 (?) h...
(05-16-2021, 12:24 PM)KC Wrote: Three of the 8 (?) hex drive screws that connect the rails to the saw top (and wings)  will.not.budge.  The five I did break loose took everything I had.  The other 3 are rounded off enough now from the key slipping that I guess the rails are going to stay on it during the move.   Upset  With the extension table off, it's probably no biggie... but I took the Xacta saw apart four of 5 times and never had this problem.  And since I put the SS together, I know I didn't put any extra gorilla on those screws.  

Thanks for listening.  I feel better now.
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#31
  Disassembling a SawStop KC Three of the 8 (?) h...
As mentioned above by Ivan, in conjunction with the left hand drill bit, you can drill a complete through hole to relieve some of the stress on the threads of the fastener.
Used that technique to remove stubborn fasteners on jet engines at times.
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#32
  Disassembling a SawStop KC Three of the 8 (?) h...
I can only sympathize and suggest you find a method to get them out and replace them while the saw is apart. Curious as to why they are frozen, but that may just be an unsolvable puzzle.
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  RE: Disassembling a SawStop fredhargis I can only sympathiz...
(05-17-2021, 07:40 AM)fredhargis Wrote: I can only sympathize and suggest you find a method to get them out and replace them while the saw is apart. Curious as to why they are frozen, but that may just be an unsolvable puzzle.

Since they haven't been over-tightened, rust?

Simon
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#34
  Disassembling a SawStop KC Three of the 8 (?) h...
Can you get some vice grips on those bolts?
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