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PurpLev

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#1 posted 07-17-2009 07:18 PM

Congratulation on the new saw!

start by making sure all parts that you assemble are tightly connected as needed. then before you mod anything – make sure the table saw itself is tuned up properly for true cuts:

1. Blade to Table alignment – make sure the blade is parallel to the table’s miter slot (align it with the left miter slot which is mostly the one used for cross cuts). this will be fairly easy since the trunnion is bolted to the cabinet, and not the table top – so all you have to do is loosen the 4 bolts that the table top is mounted with, align with the blade, and tighten them down – IF the blade is NOT parallel with the table.

2. Fence to Blade alignment – make sure the fence is parallel to the blade (you can align the fence with a slight (~0.001”) relief in the back away from the blade).

this will ensure that the rip cuts, and cross cuts you make are accurate and square. after that any upgrade is just a cherry on top.

here’s a good video by Marc about tuning a table saw

Enjoy your new boards making machine.

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