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Forum topic by Searb posted 10-25-2020 05:27 PM 255 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Searb

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10-25-2020 05:27 PM

I took the screws loose, front first, then rear, then all 4. No matter what, the eccentric screw on the bottom (3rd to left from front) will bring the blade close to the fence but there is still a very visible gap at the rear. Is it supposed to be like that? I can post pics if necessary. Ive tried asking, pushing, mallet, spray on unstick. I live in FL so everything is kinda rusty in there. Could that be causing the problem?


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#1 posted 10-25-2020 05:41 PM

Sometimes filing the holes in the trunions is needed to get those Craftsman saws to line up.

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#2 posted 10-26-2020 01:54 PM

I can see the limiter on the plate with a slot that controls how far the blade can move left to right. I should possibly use a round file and make that slot a little longer? I do want it to be straight as can be, correct?

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#3 posted 10-27-2020 01:13 PM

It sounds like you’re looking to line the blade up with the fence. My first concern would be the fence itself. They are usually able to be adjusted slightly, and if yours is not adjusted correctly, that could cause your issues.

You might want to look at aligning the blade to the miter slots. Make them parallel using a dial indicator.

I ended up having to do a bit of filing in one of the holes of the trunion in my 113. I used the PALS system and that helped keep the back end of the trunion from moving while I adjusted the front.

Here is my thread from trying to get my blade aligned.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#4 posted 10-29-2020 03:21 AM

Which way would I file? here is an image
https://ibb.co/KrR8zKh

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#5 posted 10-29-2020 03:34 AM

You’re right about the fence. I loosened the bolts ontop and gave it a few light taps and it shifted a bit to be flush with the handle and more flush with the blade. Its a very small now, you can still see it but just barely.

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#6 posted 10-29-2020 12:49 PM



Which way would I file? here is an image
https://ibb.co/KrR8zKh

- Searb

Hard to say from that image. File the opposite side of which you need it to move. That is, if you need it to move to the left, file the right side.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#7 posted 10-29-2020 10:02 PM

Thanks for your help. That makes sense.

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