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500 table insert miter guage

#262613 by vrodbrad » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:15 am

Okay ? My miter gauge on the table is real hard to slide in the slot. I have made sure the slots are cleaned and even used the Johnson paste wax. It then slides smoothly a couple passes then starts to act like above. Wondering what would cause the almost binding and making it har to slide. Any thoughts or if another thread to help me

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Re: 500 table insert miter guage

#262617 by br549 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:25 am

Is the set screw (#279 in attached Parts Diagram) that can be used to expand the bar and lock the miter gauge in the miter slot perhaps partially tightened? Or is the miter gauge bar perhaps bent?
There are also nylon glides on the underside of the miter gauge body that may need replacing or just "adjusted" so that they function better. Here is a thread that discusses the two different types of glides: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22024&p=254515&hilit=miter+gauge#p254515

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Re: 500 table insert miter guage

#262622 by chapmanruss » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:02 pm

With the information above, loosen the expansion set screw in the middle of the bar or remove it completely. Set the glides so they just barely lift the Miter's protractor off the table surface. Your Miter should slide easily in the slots. It is unlikely your Miter bar is bent but if it is you will have to replace it. It is part number 518104 Miter Gauge Bar. Remember when adjusting the older style glides, as shown in the link of my earlier post, they adjust from the top and it is the same hole that the set screw goes into for attaching a Miter Gauge Stop Rod (as shown in the picture below) to the miter. If present, the set screw needs to be removed to adjust the glide.

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Re: 500 table insert miter guage

#262635 by vrodbrad » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:25 pm

Okay cool and thanks for the info. Will take a look and do what the things said to do.

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Re: 500 table insert miter guage

#262664 by vrodbrad » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:24 pm

Well got it figured out thanks guys. The set screw was all the way down. Loosened it up and sled great except for the plastic knobs on bottom they are worn down. Tried to loosen up but they are so seized in their may have to drill them out. Anyway thanks again

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Re: 500 table insert miter guage

#262665 by JPG » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:04 pm

vrodbrad wrote:Well got it figured out thanks guys. The set screw was all the way down. Loosened it up and sled great except for the plastic knobs on bottom they are worn down. Tried to loosen up but they are so seized in their may have to drill them out. Anyway thanks again


Which version of the miter gauge slides do you have?

Teeny tiny or large with slot? The teeny tiny are adjusted from above with a straight blade screw driver.

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Re: 500 table insert miter guage

#262668 by vrodbrad » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:37 pm

Teeny tiny with straight lot tried and would not move either way

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Re: 500 table insert miter guage

#262675 by JPG » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:34 am

vrodbrad wrote:Teeny tiny with straight lot tried and would not move either way


One needs a small but correctly dimensioned(straight shank) screw driver. Yes they are not easy to turn.

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Re: 500 table insert miter guage

#262686 by chapmanruss » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:56 pm

They can be difficult to remove and since they are nylon the screwdriver slot can be damaged trying to get them out. That was the case with the one shown on the related thread. They can be drilled out just be careful not to hit the threads in the Miter's aluminum casting.
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