Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #88: Moving the Furniture...Again, or: Down to One Table Saw and Making it Count

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Blog entry by retired_guru posted 11-30-2016 01:09 AM 1656 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had an interesting day in the dungeon workshop. You may recall that I have two table saws. I went into the shop this morning with the intention of making a cross-cut sled for the Skilsaw contractor saw, only to find that the miter slots weren’t parallel to each other. Saw is now only good for carpentry, like ripping boards outdoor. Argh. So I pulled the saw off the shop made base. Parked it on top of the freezer. Disassembled the base for the Torx head deck screws, caster wheels and four adjusters.

Now that I am down to the Hitachi, I have to resolve the blade not being parallel to the slots problem. So I moved all the lumber on the bottom shelf of the main work table to everywhere else, making multiple messes throughout the shop. Once empty, I shimmied the heavy table a few feet from the backside of the Hitachi table saw to get at the panel. After removing the panel, I vacuumed out the stockpiled dust inside.

To adjust the trunnions once and for all, I decided to build a make-shift tool to accurately measure the distance from the blade to the slots at any point on the top. Once made, I spent about 20 minutes looking for the socketed hex key that fits the trunnion bolts. Found in a tool box in plain view that I have forgotten about. Argh. Three of the bolts were loosened, a tap here and a tap there, and I got the blade within a quarter of a millimeter from dead on. Cool.

Someone has to clean up the mess I made. Yeah, I know.

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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