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OldBull

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05-11-2020 03:37 PM

I can not find any reference to this in the manual or anywhere on the internet or in the many Lumberjocks threads. On the table throat plate are 2 placards, The red placard reads “Do not fasten throat plate to table”, the green placard reads “screws are for leveling only.” Of the many videos I have watched trying to learn some have screwed down their throat plate, others had no screws. What “leveling” are they reffering to. I searched the manual for info and searched the manual for key words pertaining to this and found nothing but the placards on the table.

Thanks for any help.

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#1 posted 05-11-2020 04:06 PM

No need to fasten it down. By “leveling” they mean to make it evenly flush with the surface of the saw.

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#2 posted 05-11-2020 04:09 PM

I looked at the manual online (Page 13), and it’s pretty clear. Install the throat plate with the blade lowered, and then use the four screws to level with the table. You just want the plate to be flush with the table top surface….

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#3 posted 05-11-2020 04:21 PM

OK thanks, page 13 though doesn’t say to remove the screws but I see now, thaks again.

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#4 posted 05-11-2020 04:42 PM

delete

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#5 posted 05-11-2020 04:57 PM

You also need a small nib on the outfeed end of the plate to keep it from coming up at you after the cut piece has gone past it….

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#6 posted 05-11-2020 05:03 PM


You also need a small nib on the outfeed end of the plate to keep it from coming up at you after the cut piece has gone past it….

- Heyoka

There is a horizontal tab on the bottom of the plate that fits into the far side of the table. In order to install the plate you have to hold the plate 45° and push it into the table and then the opposite end can be lowered into place.

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Walker

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#7 posted 05-11-2020 05:25 PM



OK thanks, page 13 though doesn t say to remove the screws but I see now, thaks again.

- OldBull

You don’t remove the screws. The plate sits on top of the screws.

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#8 posted 05-11-2020 06:50 PM

OK, glad there is a forum here.

Thanks Walker, that explained it, adjust the screws through the holes, thanks.

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#9 posted 05-11-2020 06:50 PM

pictures!

Just found this, looks possibly helpful.

https://www.table-saw-guide.com/throat-plate.html

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#10 posted 05-11-2020 10:53 PM

Actually dead level is ideal but in reality keep the front edge down a few thou to keep the lumber from snagging. Same on the rear edge up a couple of thou to prevent snags on exiting the plate. Do this on the router table too. This has no effect on blade height once set.

Some saws have leveling screws built in so the throat plate for those saws just have holes to reach the adjusters thru.

Other saws do not have built in leveling screws and so the throat plates for those have short allen screws threaded in.

Note the the saws with built in screws are turned LEFT to raise the throat plate.

Those saws without screws using the allen screws in the plate turn RIGHT to raise.

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