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Posted on Checking for table saw blade straightness

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 02:51 AM

I wouldn’t “tighten the Hell” out of the nut that holds the blade. Excessive tightening can damage the arbor and/or the arbor nut. I just snug mine up as they will tend to tighten as you run the saw. As far as the Wixey, I must have gotten their best cause mine works great (and I don’t have the battery longevity that others report). Mine is over a year old and still on the original battery. I’d try a new battery in yours and if that didn’t fix it, I’d return it and get another. Those batteries are the same as the ones in most garage door remotes and readily available (WalMart). I trust my Wixey much more than my drafting square and my old eyes to read it!Once you get your blade set to 90 degrees, make sure to recheck it after you have locked the adjustment knob!

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