Dewalt blade alignment: not enough travel

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Forum topic by Frito posted 06-14-2018 04:59 PM 460 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2018 04:59 PM

On my brand-new Dewalt 745 table saw, I’m trying to align the blade with the left miter slot. I’ve loosened those two allen bolts. That lets me pivot the whole blade assembly right and left, but not quite enough! Even pivoted as far as it’ll go to the right, the back of my blade is still farther from the miter slot, by a good 1/32”, than the front of the blade.

The two miter slots seem perfectly parallel to one another, and the blade itself is perfectly flat and wobble-free (as far as I can detect).

What can I do? Is there something else I can loosen, to give that blade assembly a little more play?

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#1 posted 06-14-2018 05:59 PM

By “those two allen bolts”, I’m assuming you mean the bolts for the rear trunnion that are referenced in the owner’s manual. There should also be two bolts in the front trunnion. Those might need loosened, as well, to give you the full amount of adjustment. The parts breakdown shows that both trunnions have slots for the bolts to allow adjustment, but the manual only references the rear.

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#2 posted 06-14-2018 06:59 PM

Hah, I think I see those front bolts you’ve mentioned— item 49 in this drawing:

As it happens, UPS came by one hour ago and took that saw, but I’ll know better when the replacement saw arrives. I hope there’s not too much in the way…

A Dewalt service guy told me yesterday that there are such front bolts, but “it’s one of those jobs you need six hands for”. We’ll see.

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