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Having issues with Aligning Blade to slot on Craftsman TS 315.228490

by Scott Oldre
posted 09-14-2016 11:18 PM


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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 09-15-2016 12:52 AM

Hate to sound silly and elemental about it, but, when I have trouble keeping my blade on my Sawstop vertical I find that cleaning the dust out from the stops usually takes care of it. I do not know what a PALs is.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 09-15-2016 01:13 AM

Did you follow the procedure described in the manual on page 30)? With table mounted trunnions, it’s a bit of a PITA and mostly trial and error – but shouldn’t be needed often (usually just once).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 03:07 AM

Mr Unix:> head +30 /dev/manual | grep ‘align’ | grep ‘trunnion’ | cat -n | more

I honestly hadn’t even thought of the man pages.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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runswithscissors

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 03:13 AM

Maybe align the fence with the blade rather than the miter slot?

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 03:23 AM

After three moves, I was able to take 5 minutes, go out to the garage and find my manual still in plastic. Amazing. The fence is an Incra TS-LS, and it’s perfectly aligned, it’s the blade to the miter slot that is off. If I start shimming the fence away from parallel to the miter slot, then I’d lose the one solid reference, which is the miter slot. I think I’ll take Mr Unix advice and follow the steps on Pg 31 of the manual which does suggest loosening the front trunnion as well.

Thanks All, I’ll keep you posted.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 12:45 PM

Success .002 front to back on the blade to miter slot alignment.

2 Things to think about if you are also having issues.

1. There is a 5th bolt to loosen. Unlike all the videos which lead you to believe there are only 2 trunnion bolts in front and 2 bolts in back. In fact, there is a 5th bolt smack dab in your face on the rear trunnion center. How did I miss that?

2. I did in fact have to loosen the front trunnion and once that was done, it came right in close. Also to help nudge it over while I tightened the first rear trunnion bolt, I used a pipe wrench on the rear blade housing to tweak it over with my right hand, while I reached to the rear trunnion bolt with my left hand and the ratchet.l

Lastly, why on earth did PALS find it useful to use a 1/2” nylock nut and a 12mm nut to snug up the PAL. Were they out of 1/2 snugging nuts?

Anyway, thanks to MrUnix for suggesting I go to the man pages. Had I not done that, I wouldn’t have noticed the 5th bolt.

Can’t wait to test it out and hope it cuts like brand new again. I think the thing that bothered me most was having a Forrest WWII on it and having all that burn.
Thanks again to all for thier comments.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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