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Forum topic by Mentoya posted 04-14-2021 06:59 PM 323 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mentoya

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04-14-2021 06:59 PM

Hello Everyone.

I’m currently trying to up my game by improving my table saw from an old job site ridgid to a KC-10RC contractor saw. It needs work but I believe it has potential.

I’ve already realigned the deck top and have scraped off the glue,paint and other buildup.

I’m trying to adjust the blade back to parallel with the mitre slots, but not having much luck. I can’t find a manual online and the bolts/screws are not accessible through the deck/table top.The previous owner had a box built around the motor to support an outfeed table.I’ve now taken this off enough to see inside but access is limited for adjusting.

Does anyone have a similar saw or have some advice?

Thanks


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Loren

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#1 posted 04-14-2021 08:33 PM

With contractor saws blade alignment is managed by loosening all 4 trunnion bolts, shifting the saw carriage one way or the other and then retightening them.

In some cases the blade can’t be perfectly lined up unless the trunnions are removed and the slots filed a little wider. I hope this doesn’t happen to you. You can also upgrade the trunnion bolts to grade 8 as I’ve seen recommended, the theory being they hold tighter against saw vibration. Dunno if that’s true.

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fivecodys

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#2 posted 04-14-2021 09:36 PM

I used these: https://www.in-lineindustries.com/products/contractor-saw-pals/
to help align and hold my trunnion parallel to the miter slots.

I also built this jig. One of the Lumberjocks on this forum was its creator.
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/96896

Between the two I was able to get everything aligned and it has stayed that way.

Hope this is helpful.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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Mentoya

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#3 posted 04-28-2021 04:21 PM

Hi fivecodys
I have been trying to get the PALS so I can do a more accurate adjustment and easier, but the website doesn’t allow for customers outside the US, I’m in Canada.I have sent them an email to see if they have another way of getting it to me, but no response yet.

The two screws in the rear are similar to your pic, but the front two are practically impossible to reach without removing the saw from the stand. I’m going to have a couple days this week to work in my garage but I haven’t figured it out yet.

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