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#1 posted 07-18-2013 12:06 AM

As knotscott pointed out, it’s better to have the tail of the fence fading away from the blade than than toward to avoid binding. Mine is set up that way and I haven’t suffered from kickback. But it ain’t a cure! I still don’t stand in the path of the blade.

I found the blade made a lot of difference. I originally had the old Craftsman multi-purpose blade that came with the saw, probably original. It had at least .025 to .030 runout. Diablo series blades highly recommended. I couldn’t see any addition to runout from the blade with the Diablo blade.

Now, with the Diablo, I could actually measure the runout on my arbor – just under .005 near the teeth on the blade. If I get real ambitious someday, I may take a hone and get rid of that. There are plenty of sources on the Web showing how to true up the arbor.

At different heights of the blade, with a Diablo blade, I cannot measure any difference in the alignment on my 113 saw.

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