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Table saw issue - need advice

by Mags3290
posted 11-03-2018 03:51 PM


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#1 posted 11-03-2018 04:16 PM

Well, I can’t tell you how to fix your Delta alignment issues but if returning the saw and replacing it with the Grizzly G0771 is an option, I’d go that route. Cabinet mounted trunnions, a 2 hp motor, riving knife and increased mass make it a more attractive choice in my book.

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#2 posted 11-03-2018 05:02 PM

”...the blade was out .0012…”

That’s 1.2 thousandths of an inch….decimal dust, and hard to even measure accurately. I’d celebrate the day that a deviation like that was my biggest concern.

With that said, your other two options would likely be upgrades to some degree.

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#3 posted 11-03-2018 05:22 PM

Agree…getting blade to miter slot parallelism to less than 0.003” is acceptable. And really, it may not even be noticeable until you start getting above 0.005”. If you had it closer than 0.0012 when you got it and are concerned it’s moved over 2 months of use, I wouldn’t be. That’s the way it’s probably going to be with most contractor or hybrid saws. Regularly checking and adjusting alignment is one of the tradeoffs. If you’re looking for something that’s going to hold alignments longer, I’m not sure your alternatives are going to be huge upgrades. The Grizzly may be slightly better and the cabinet mounted trunions may make it easier to adjust, but the real solution is getting a true cabinet saw.

If you’re keeping the Delta, I’d suggest looking into Contractor Saw PALS which will make adjusting the alignment with table mounted trunions easier. I’ve also found they help hold the alignment a bit longer.

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#4 posted 11-03-2018 05:38 PM

EDIT. TYPO I added an extra 0. The blade is .012 off

I will check out the PALS thanks!


Agree…getting blade to miter slot parallelism to less than 0.003” is acceptable. And really, it may not even be noticeable until you start getting above 0.005”. If you had it closer than 0.0012 when you got it and are concerned it s moved over 2 months of use, I wouldn t be. That s the way it s probably going to be with most contractor or hybrid saws. Regularly checking and adjusting alignment is one of the tradeoffs. If you re looking for something that s going to hold alignments longer, I m not sure your alternatives are going to be huge upgrades. The Grizzly may be slightly better and the cabinet mounted trunions may make it easier to adjust, but the real solution is getting a true cabinet saw.

If you re keeping the Delta, I d suggest looking into Contractor Saw PALS which will make adjusting the alignment with table mounted trunions easier. I ve also found they help hold the alignment a bit longer.

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#5 posted 11-03-2018 05:53 PM



EDIT. TYPO I added an extra 0. The blade is .012 off

I will check out the PALS thanks!

Ah, ok. Well yes…that needs to be adjusted. What was it when you first got it?

Even still, I wouldn’t be surprised by a contractor saw needing intermittent re-alignment. And while the degree/frequency may be different with those other options, it’s not going to be eliminated.

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