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Charlie H.

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#1 posted 11-23-2018 10:34 PM

I agree with the recommendation of adding a paddle switch.
Locate it on the front of the machine on the left side so it can be bumped off with your leg.
Align the trunnion so the blade is parallel to the miter slots.
I am pretty sure the slop in the through holes is all you have to work with so hopefully this will be enough.
While the fence on this machine is interesting it is a pinch style clamp and chances are it will not be reliably parallel to the blade.
If it’s not reliably parallel you will have to check it every time you lock it and never let it angle towards the back of the blade.
Good luck with it and I would be interested in knowing how this all turns out.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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