I stopped at a fellow LJ and she had a 10 Jet table saw with the blade out of alignment with the fence and table slots by 1/8”. The tilt mechanism went about 15 degrees and bound up tight too.
I called Jet technical service (1-800-274-6846) and they were very helpful. They sent me an E mail note with instructions to align the blade. Initially when we talked, I thought I had to loosen the trunnion bolts to move the blade into alignment.
The instruction said to get a flat 6×9” board and lay it on the rods under the blade to see if the board rocked. That would mean the rods are not in plane or parallel as they say. Well it rocked a lot. To get them in plane, you have to loosen the large nuts on the back of the rods and move the motor left or right to bring them back in plane. I did that easily and checked the blade. It was back in perfect alignment. I tightened the nuts and tried it out. It cut very free and the tilt mechanism also moved very freely all the way to 45 degrees. I did not have to touch the trunnion bolts.
I offer this to other Jet table saw owners in case you should encounter this problem. I did not previously use the saw so I had no idea how it got into that condition. The LJ now goes by the handle of Bladebender!!!!!!!!
.....................Jim In Michigan
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!