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fearfeasog

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05-11-2020 04:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw makita 2703 tool

Hello all. Brand new here. I work as a preparator at a local museum so I do a ton of wood working. I’m on the table saw at work all the time. Working from home now and am realizing my table saw is in need of some adjustment!

It’s a Makita 2703 saw, a smaller work site type. The blade is quite out of parallel with the miter slots. I have this thing upside down but I can’t for the life of me figure how to adjust for that. Any experience with this model out there? Much appreciated!

Pic attached for model reference.

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

No idea on that particular saw, but if moving that large crank actually changes the bevel angle of the blade, start by putting a known good square against the side of the blade, between the teeth is best for optimal finding.

If that isn’t exactly – 2 or 3 of 90 degrees as the indicator shows (It doesn’t appear to be pointing at 90 right when you took that pic), what you need to do is just change the point where the indicator does in fact sit at dead nutz 90*, when the blade is also showing same 90 against your square.

Once you have both acting in concert, tighten down that large knob to set the tilt angle.

That isn’t model specific, it pretty much is a blanket on all table saws.

Best of luck. Welcome to LJ’s

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#2 posted 05-11-2020 05:27 PM

Thanks for your reply @therealSteveN!

I may not have been clear in my o.p.

I have a handle on making the blade square with the table (as you correctly described- tyvm!) I’m looking for a way to adjust the blade so it is parallel to the miter slots (and fence, though the fence has its own adjustments that can be made.) That way if I make a crosscut sled, or any other sled/jig etc, the cuts will be square. Also the blade tends to bind the work piece when it’s out of parallel which is scary and not fun. Until I can get this issue sorted I’m kinda stuck.

Thanks again!

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#3 posted 05-11-2020 06:03 PM

Gotcha.

Did a little google, instructional manual does not instruct…....

This guy is on the inside, not sure of what he is doing will show the adjust, but at one point he says “trunion” while tapping a smallish thing, on contractor saws it’s going to be the trunion adjustment, So you might locate that part, and see if it has enough movement to get you sorted out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAt-98tVRsE

In case you don’t have it, the manual, and parts breakdown.

https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/2703

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#4 posted 10-27-2020 10:48 PM

@fearfeasog Did you ever figure this out? I have the same saw and am struggling with the same problem.

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#5 posted 10-27-2020 11:06 PM

Not sure about that particular saw, but you should be able to get into the back, should be two bolts that hold the trunion secure, loosen those and you can then move trunion left to right. You can judge the alignment by clamping a dowel or piece of wood to the mitre gauge just so it touches the side-edge of carbide tooth at front of blade, then check same at back of blade, until you get the trunion set square.

There should be some youtubes how-to´s, but maybe not for that exact saw.

good luck.

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#6 posted 10-27-2020 11:26 PM

@wildwoodbybrianjohns Thanks for the tips! I’ll give that a shot this weekend.

I also happened to stumble onto this video for anyone else wondering what a trunion is or what it looks like, like I was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNfvtStKkFA

It’s one of the few videos I’ve found that covers this for contractor saws like mine because most of the others on YouTube seem to focus on cabinet saws only.

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