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I recently upgraded from a Ryobi (Playschool) Tablesaw, my first, to a real adult's saw, the DWE7491RS. I am overall pleased with the functionality and modularity of saw and stand. The miter gauge and gauge channel, though, have a little slop that I'm not too pleased with. Is there an adjustment I can make to the supplied gauge track or should I get an aftermarket? Any suggestions on a low-cost version?
 

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I always use a carpenters square to set the blade at true 90 degrees.. I also use a small digital angle meter if I want to tune it to some other degree. I think you can get them at Rockler.
 

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Oh, sorry, my mind went elsewhere. Don't know what you can do about that, I never use the miter slot on mine. It's mostly full of bits of glue anyway.
 

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Take a center punch and a hammer and punch small divots in the bottom edge of your miter bar to expand it slightly. If you get it too tight a little sanding will get it just right.
 

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Go after market. I was eyeing the Incra V27 (can be found for ~$55-$60) but got a killer deal on a 1000HD. It has proven to be a phenominal investment for my Dewalt DWE7491RS.

- paxorion
A agree with that. It is sad how many proud trusted tool makes such as DeWalt and Ridgid went the Cheap Chinese Political Prisoner route to shave a few bucks and the product is worse than CRAP

I have had people that work in Metal their whole lives that CAN NOT identify the metals used in some major parts of the current Power tools being made in China.

A couple have told me it's whatever they find to through in the smelter that day. Including radioactive metals
 

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Drill and tap it (the miter bar that is). Use brass set screws to take up the slack at the front middle and back. Use purple or blue loctite. Think I might've used 6-32×1" slotted and just cut the head off, then cut a new slot so it could sink into the gauge.
 

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If I understand you correctly the miter gauge is a bit loose in the miter slots, try running a piece of masking tape down the side edge of the miter gauge or do a full wrap, that should fix you right up, dont worry, thats a fantastic saw, congrats with the new purchase.

ps, dont worry too much about a slight slop.
 

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Thanks, everybody. Good idea with the tape, Mike. I'll try that first. If it doesn't work, I'll buy an Incra. I don't think all that futzing around with center punches and drills is worth the cheapo gauge that they provided. paxorion, where'd you find that deal?
 

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Thanks, everybody. Good idea with the tape, Mike. I ll try that first. If it doesn t work, I ll buy an Incra. I don t think all that futzing around with center punches and drills is worth the cheapo gauge that they provided. paxorion, where d you find that deal?

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Which one are you referring to? The Incra V27 has listings on Google and Amazon for the pricing I stated

I got my Incra 1000HD from Rockler for $120. It's come up at that price twice in 2014.
 
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