I do agree with Steve. Have it looked at,but, don't put a lot of money into a 10 yr. old saw.If you don't use it alot,Buy an inexpensive one. I bought mine, a 10' compound slide, from Harbor Freight for $99.00. Like I said, I don't use it alot. This was their own brand of saw. I know I,m going to get a lot of comments on this saw or this company, like I did with the Wagner airless sprayer, but for as little as I use these tools they are just fine. Ron J.