Hitachi C10FL Blade Alignment

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Forum topic by 3one5 posted 07-13-2015 04:56 AM 513 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2015 04:56 AM

I have a Hitachi C10FL table saw that was given to me by my father in law. It appears to be a pretty nice saw but this is my first table saw. After doing a bunch of cutting on it, and knowing that I was going to start playing with cabinetry in the near future, I decided it was time to get the blade lined up. The back of the blade is 1/16” further from the right T slot than the front of the blade.

I first downloaded the manual that says to follow a non existent section of the manual to align the blade. So I pulled the side cover to see what could be done. I found the saw is connected to the steal top with what I believe are called trunnions. There are two of them, one up front and one in the back. Each has a track in it for guiding the assembly when tilting the blade. I loosened them both a bit and tried to move the whole unit a bit to get the blade even. This didn’t work so I kept loosening it until I finally had to flip the saw and do some re-assembly :(. Thankfully I got it all back together and ended up with the exact same blade positioning I started with.

Is there anything else I can do to align this blade? Should I just call it quits and later upgrade?

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 05:58 AM

Too sleepy to detail it here, but if you Google “Table Saw Tune-up” or “Table Saw Tune-up John White” you find some YouTube videos that should help. He was shop manager for Fine Woodworking for years, and wrote a book about the care and feeding of shop tools. Last I knew it was out of print, but I have a copy in my vault. ;-) Look for the videos that deal with contractors saws, not cabinet saws.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 06:43 PM

Awesome, thanks ForestGrl!

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