aligning my grizzly go715p hybrid TS

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Forum topic by Jeff82780 posted 12-02-2011 06:50 AM 3614 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2011 06:50 AM

Decided to try to tune up my grizzly go715p hybrid tablesaw. First let me tell you that i am having a helluva time aligning this saw precisely. I did find that there is no run out on the flange. so i then moved on to aligning my miter slot to the blade. its off by .004. i am not sure if i am in good standards so i figured i would try to get it a little closer. I did some research on the net and many are praising a trunnion alignment tool call PALS. So i drove to my local woodcraft to pick up a set and a A-LINE IT system. well they only had 1 size left which was the 5/16”. I didnt realize until i looked at my trunnion that my trunnion bolts are 10mm. Guess i’ll have to return them. I then went on to see if i could align my rip fence. Let me fist mention that the faces of my fence are made from UHMF. (Think thats what its called) anyway, for some reason my indicator reads 0 then when i am about a 1/4 of the way down the fence it moves to 0.005 then at the half point back to 0 then at the end it reads 0.002. What kind of reading is this??! I first was thinking that my fence was a bit warped, but i thought that UHMF DOESNT WARP? As u can read i am having some difficulties. any suggestions on what i acn or should do with my alignment issues? Thanks


ps. anyone who know how PALS work? I was wondering if i could just drill out a 10mm hole in the bracket. buy some 10mm bolts and and assemble thid way? Or is there something i am missing?

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 02:02 PM


I hope you get your G0715p in order—it should be a pretty good saw once it’s all aligned. I can’t comment on anything specific to that saw, but I will make one suggestion about the fence. The UMHW may not be perfectly flat OR the fence might not be perfectly flat, but you can put shims between the fence and the UMHW to get it the way you want it or at least close enough.

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#2 posted 12-02-2011 06:57 PM

UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) plastic can warp or have deviations in thickness. Those numbers don’t sound too bad, so I think Brandon’s suggestion to shim the low spots is a good idea. I’ve also heard of people shaving off a little of the UHMW on a jointer to flatten it.

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 07:22 PM

I’d personally replace the uhmw with formica laminated mdf or baltic birch plywood.

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 07:46 PM

just drill out a 10mm hole in the bracket

I would. Take out the adjusters before you drill. Have a chain saw file on hand in case you need to slightly elongate the holes in the PALS or the trunnion brackets. I would use studs and lock nuts instead of bolts. -Jack

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 10:41 PM

Thanks for all the advice. Hey Jack, do u personally have Pals?

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 11:02 PM

Yes. On both of my saws. If I ever need another set I might make them, but for the time saved I found them to be well worth the $20. -Jack

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