Table saw fence runout

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Forum topic by Herkdriver posted 07-21-2019 01:50 AM 239 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2019 01:50 AM

Any one have a recommendation on the correct amount of runout for a table saw fence? ( Craftsman 10 inch contractor saw. With an acufence.) Mine is currently .007 front to back referenced off of the miter slot to the right of the blade. Too much? Also my saw blade is currently .003 out of parallel with the miter slot. Is that worth trying to zero out. Never messed with the trunnion before.


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#1 posted 07-21-2019 07:44 AM

I did not get much better with my Delta contractor saw. I replaced the fence with a T2 fence which helped. I sold it 5 years ago.

I now have a Delta Unisaw which is much better.

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#2 posted 07-21-2019 12:18 PM

From my own experience, I would say that you are going to have a very hard time getting the top to be aligned with the saw blade more accurately than 0.003 and it won’t make a real improvement in saw operation even if you do. Since it is typically easy to align a fence, I might be inclined to see if I could improve it a little but I doubt that will make a real difference in saw operation either.

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#3 posted 07-21-2019 02:28 PM

.007 isn’t all that bad and probably considered within the safety margin on most saws. I think that my Delta 36-726 manual says that it needs to be within 1/32” which is .03125” so you are well within that.

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