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#1 posted 02-02-2011 02:07 PM

The first question that I ask is whether your saw is a genuine contractor saw with cast iron table and the motr hanging off the back of the saw or are we refering to a job site type saw with the universal motor enclosed in the plastic body of the saw. Usually with some sort of aluminum alloy table top. Still, the first thing to do is to begin by making sure that the blade is parallel to the miter slots. Depending on the type of saw this might be adjusted differently, but this is an absolute. The blade needs to be perfectly parallel to the miter slots. Then you also match the fence to the miter slots. If those are dead on and you still have that much of an error, I would then contact the manufacturer because you probably have a much bigger problem than just alignment. If the saw is new/recently purchased, I would simply take it back for refund or exchange. If not new, then I would find out where the nearest authorized service center is and take the saw there.


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