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#1 posted 02-02-2011 06:46 PM

The saw is a contractor saw with motor hanging out the back and a heavy cast iron table. The blade is perfectly aligned parallel to the miter slot (and fence) within .001”. It’s an older off-brand saw that I bought on craigslist a year or so ago. I believe its called a Transpower. It’s been a great saw and came with a Beismeyer fence that was worth more than I paid for the saw. To be honest, I can’t believe I never noticed that it was out on the 45 by so much. I haven’t done a lot of miter work with it.

I’m measuring with dial indicator mounted to my incra miter fence with the pin at a 90 degree angle to the blade. Measuring from the left miter slot to the blade, there is a .220” difference (yes I triple checked this) from the front to the back of the blade with the back being further from the slot. I marked a spot on the blade and rotated it, measuring from the same stop to remove an error from the blade being out of true. The dist across the blade is 7” and the trunions are 18” apart. If I’m doing the math right, shim thickness should be:

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