|Project by Jorge Velez||posted 05-25-2012 09:47 PM||4645 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
I’m one of the few who has a Craftsman 21833 TS, which is a known problem due to alignment issues, I was able to minimize the problem by giving regular alignment, I read about the PALS and I decided to made my own at Machinist shop, so this are the pics and I really was able to bring to perfect alignment on my TS, now if I up load or lower the blade is not loosing the alignment. I was able to set at .001 if blade is all the way up, but about half way is perfectly aligned, so this is good enough for me and I’m very happy now that I don´t have the problem, before this the problem was about 1/64”, and 1/32” when really off
I wanted to share this small project so other people with same problem/saw has the opportunity to improve the alignment issue if there is no possibility to up grade saw which is my case for now.
for the PALS I took basic measures directly from the trunions, honestly I had to make two sets since the first one was very tight and Trunions screws was not in alignment with base holes. BTW, I also extended the Trunions holes to left and right just a bit extra to allow for additional adjustments.
I hope some of the other owners reply, would be interested in their current experience with this saw and what have done to minimize or eliminate the problem.
thks for stopping by!
-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.