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Posted on Aligning my Grizzly GO555 cast iron table?

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#1 posted 01-20-2017 10:32 PM

Just wondering if you checked the flatness of the table close to the miter slot, with feeler gauges with the straight edge, if it shows a slight change in height past the blade slot? Is the contact to your miter bar just on the bottom and not at the sides?
If it is just the bottom or slightly on one side, use a fine sandpaper glued or PSA to a flat oak stick that fits clean flat with the paper thickness added into the miter slot and just touch it lightly across the high area in the miter slot. use perm- marker will help show the high spot the sanding will cut, so to focus your sanding in the correct spot, not the full length, just the transition area. a few thousandths is all it takes to bind on the miter bar. after the clean up, wax it good. From there it should stay. Green/ grey cast Iron will move as it ages, that is how the Hand Planes change over decades.
Best Wishes!

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio


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