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Forum topic by Orla posted 03-25-2018 03:32 PM 556 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Orla

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03-25-2018 03:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw alignment

Hey there was hoping for some help/feedback from the community. I have a tsc-10 table saw against an outfeed table and when angling the blade the motor hits the table and the blade gets knocked way out of alignment as the the whole assembly gets shifted. Normally I remember to pull the saw away fron the table but sometimes while working it escapes me then I end up screwed! Which then means jigs are no longer set properly such as crosscut sled. Is there something Im missing on the saw that could help maybe stop this. As I said most times I pull the saw away to make these cuts but when I forget I need realign the blade and its a pain. Any suggestions here?

-- Work safe!


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#1 posted 03-25-2018 03:45 PM

Pics of your setup? Is it possible to create a relief in your outfeed table?

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 03:58 PM

-- Work safe!

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 04:00 PM

There is a 2ft overhang on the work table and the motor is under it. Once I start to tilt the saw motor hits underside of the tablw and shifts the the whole trunnion assembly and the blade is wayyy out. Total pain.

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 04:08 PM

Hinge the overhang while it sits firmly on a frame but lifts up. If not the whole overhang, a portion of it. In the event you tilt without pulling the saw back, it’s no big deal as the table will simply lift.

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 04:22 PM

Yeah that would defo help if I forget. Good idea. But now here’s a stupid question as this is my first contractors saw. Should the trunnion assembly move that easily if the motor hits the table? Seems it should have a little more resistance.

-- Work safe!

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#6 posted 03-25-2018 04:26 PM

No sir, it shouldn’t move that easily at all. I’d want to find out why it does so.

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#7 posted 03-25-2018 05:45 PM

Got any suggestions? Ive checked all the bolts I
can and everything seems tight. Even with the blade at rest position 90 degrees. I can bump the motor with my knee and shift the whole assembly. This cant be right. I could see a heavy kick or impact but not just a bump.

-- Work safe!

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#8 posted 03-25-2018 09:00 PM

Any chance the bolts are bottomed out or tightening in the threads as oppose to actually tightening the assembly to the fixture/cabinet? Add a washer or two to the bolts and see what happens.

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#9 posted 03-25-2018 09:39 PM

You have a really nice looking shop and it would look a lot nicer with a cabinet saw. I’d be looking to upgrade that saw, no way should it get out of whack that easily. If it was mine it would be gone. It seems unsafe, what if the alignment shifted while you were making a cut? Can you say “kick back”.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 03-25-2018 09:44 PM

There is definitely something wrong here. Either, as Fthis suggested, your bolts are too short to lock the trunion or the trunion is broken somewhere or the table is cracked… something. If all your trunion bolts are tight, there is no way you should be able to move it by hand.

As Bondo said, this is potentially a serious safety concern. I wouldn’t continue using the saw until you get it sorted out.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 03-25-2018 09:51 PM

Im starting to wonder if the undercarriage is not snug between the front and rear trunnions. Seems like when I tilt the blade the weight of the motor scews the whole assembly because the front and rear trunnions should be closer. Anyone run into this and have any suggestions. At 90 all is well and it does not move provided I dont bump the motor. Its under the table so no chance of that happening but tilting it throwa it way out and If I try bringing it back to 90and put my zero clearance insert in the blade is so far out I cant get the plate on. Its driving me mad

-- Work safe!

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#12 posted 03-26-2018 06:18 PM


At 90 all is well and it does not move provided I dont bump the motor.

- Orla

The motor should not move, Period! Even if you bump it!!! Not at 90 or any other angle. Sorry to flog the deceased equine, but you have a majorly serious safety issue!!

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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Orla

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#13 posted 03-26-2018 06:28 PM

Exactly. Hence the asking for any help or suggestions..I know there’s a problem that’s obvious but Im not sure where the play is coming from as the front and rear trunnions dont seem to move but the carriage between them seem to have play.

-- Work safe!

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