Table saw blade clearance and alignment with splitter

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Forum topic by hkmiller posted 06-04-2018 03:37 AM 503 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2018 03:37 AM

Finished my unisaw refurbishment and put the table on the saw today.

Two things: my splitter is a little left of the blade, and the blade clearance between the blade and throat plate on the right seems too close. I came move the table to the right a bit to increase clearance, but my main concern is the splitter alignment.

Is this an issue as is, or should I fix it. I will have to remove the table and move the arbor arm To the left. This would fix both issues, but don’t want to unless it is a safety issue as is.

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#1 posted 06-04-2018 04:06 AM

Your splitter must align with your blade or there will be problems. It needs to fit the kerf cut created by the blade or your cut can’t be completed and a dangerous situation would ensue.

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#2 posted 06-04-2018 04:20 AM

No need to touch the arbor unless it’s out of alignment with the motor pulley. Just adjust your splitter… here are the instructions:

34-868 Unisaw splitter assembly instructions

To elaborate just a bit farther – The motor pulley is installed in a fixed location (3.75” from pulley face to mounting tab – refer to the manual for instructions). The arbor is then aligned to the motor pulley, and then the table and splitter are aligned to the arbor.


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#3 posted 06-04-2018 11:52 AM

Got it. Will adjust the splitter. I have the splitter instructions but I don’t even think to read them

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