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Problems setting up PM1500

by mentalward
posted 10-26-2018 12:36 PM

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#1 posted 10-26-2018 01:26 PM

I think I had to loosen the bolts under the trunnion to get it to rotate more oin mine. I will have a look shortly and post again. There are the bolts from the trunnion to the table…the ones you have loose now and then there are others between the base and the trunnion. I could be wrong, but will look at mine and let you know for certain. I had the same problem with my 1500.

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#2 posted 10-26-2018 01:59 PM

Yep, sorry for the delay…there are other bolts below the trunnion. The ones on my saw are Allen head socket type screws and I had to loosen them to get the table to rotate enough to line up square to the blade. I remember when I did this there were some posts where guys opened the holes in the trunnion to allow the table to move more too. I cant imagine you would not get enough movement to correct this issue by loosening and adjusting the table with both sets of screws. I also cant imagine the factory not getting this at least a little closer if not set right, but I guess it could move in shipping, etc. I had another problem with mine that you might want to check for when you set the blade 90 degrees to the table…my entire table was warped or bowed with the high part right at the blade. If I set a straight edge across the table it would rock like 1/8” on either side. If I set a square to the blade on the left side it was not near square on the right. I called PM in Tennessee and they shipped me a new table that day. Suggest you use a larger square when you check this, one that spans the length or width of the table itself. I don’t know what caused the table to bow high in the middle, I could readily see that it was surface ground flat at one time.

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#3 posted 10-26-2018 04:00 PM

@msinc, Thanks for the input. I was too chicken to touch the two bolts that bind the trunion to the cabinet—just seemed like the factory wouldn’t get that wrong, and I didn’t know what else would be affected if I changed it.. You gave me the confidence to break the two bolts loose, and with some anticipated fiddling, I got it dialed in nicely.

As for the table warp, I’d seen a comment on this board (probably yours) before I bought, and watched a YouTube video of someone who had that same issue with a Laguna or Jet. With those warnings, I took my straight edge to the store and checked the table before I bought it. I’m good on the flat table front. Thanks.

-- John, Redmond WA

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