LumberJocks

Reply by Hajimasabi

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Table saw alignment

View Hajimasabi's profile

Hajimasabi

4 posts in 3183 days


#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.


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com