Using Your SawStop Table Saw – Maintenance
SawStop table saws are sturdy, well-built machines, but like any stationary power tool, they benefit from periodic maintenance to keep them running at their best.
What routine maintenance should I perform?
Turn off the main power switch or unplug the saw before making any adjustments or performing any maintenance.
SawStop table saws are very well tuned at the factory. Assuming they are set up properly, you can expect to enjoy years of trouble-free use. Routine maintenance should include vacuuming accumulated sawdust from the inside (the dust collection is good but not great) and taking care of the cast iron to prevent rust. Periodically apply paste wax such as our Tool Wax or Boeshield T-9. Obviously coffee cups and water bottles are a no-no!
If rust does appear on the cast iron, spray a light coat of oil, let it soak in and scrub with a fine abrasive pad. If the problem is extensive, use a random-orbit sander with a fine abrasive pad.
Are there any parts that need lubrication?
The SawStop manual details several points that should be periodically lubricated, but the ones that require it most frequently are the blade height and angle mechanisms.
Does the brake cartridge require maintenance?
The brake cartridge should be inspected after every 50 hours of use to check that a significant amount of sawdust is not infiltrating; otherwise, it needs no maintenance and will last indefinitely.
Is there anything else that needs to be checked?
Saws that use drive belts should have theirs checked periodically for wear and adjustment.
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