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#1 posted 02-07-2011 08:47 PM

Ok, I figured it out. What had happened was that the rear bracket was loose and had allowed the trunion to actually slip partially out of the groove throwing the blade way out of whack. Glad I caught this as it seems horribly unsafe. Hate to think what would could have happened if it slipped all the way out. When I got it all put together, it was still out by .02 on the 45 which required some shims but not a quarter inch worth.

I ended up taking the whole thing apart to the nuts and cleaning & relubricating the whole mechanism while I was at it. I have to say, the whole process of aligning the blade was the single most frustrating activity I’ve ever encountered in the shop. I managed to get it within .001 on the verticle and .008 on the 45 which was good enough for me after 5 hours of contortions under the saw.

Thanks for all the helpful tips.

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