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Forum topic by Jacob C Thompson posted 08-17-2015 05:50 AM 915 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jacob C Thompson

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08-17-2015 05:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly hybrid table saw blade alignment g0715p

I’m looking for a little advice. I’m worried that I’m having the classic trunnion alignment issues with my brand new G0715P. My problem seems a bit unusual from the classic runout issue. Right from the start, while using a adjustable square, I could see that the back of the blade drifted to the right toward the fence about .032. So I loosened the bolts underneath the table to adjust it. The problem is that the two front bolts have zero play in them and the two back bolts will not move any further to the left. The trunnions don’t have anymore room for adjustment. I tried a few different shims here and there but nothing worked. I can get them close but they move when tightened back up. I realize that the grizzly hybrid is a glorified contractor saw, but I really think the back of my blade drifting into my cuts is going to be a problem with binding, burning and kickback. I did have to contact Grizzly once already because I received the saw with a bit of damage to the fan cover. I sure hope they didn’t drop the motor somewhere along the way and send it to me anyway. I will write a review after I figure this problem out and get this thing up and running, or send it back. Thank you in advance.

-- J.Thompson, Bellingham, WA


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#1 posted 08-17-2015 09:25 AM

I would try one of two approaches if you can’t get resolution from Grizzly -

1. Reem the holes on the trunion brackets larger so you can make the full adjustment needed.

2. Get the alignment as close as possible, and make the final minor adjustments with the fence. Note that if the alignment is off too far it’ll have an effect on crosscuts though.

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#2 posted 08-17-2015 09:57 AM

Thanks for the advice KnotScott! I should have mentioned that I’m definitely going to get a hold of Grizzly and try to work things out. I was hoping maybe there was a quick fix or something that I was missing. Unfortunately, I don’t have the tools to redrill the holes so I hope it doesn’t come to that. I will let you know what Grizzly has to say. I just bought it so I’m a little disappointed that I might have to send it back. I’m still learning but I think .032 of drift in the back of the blade is a concern and most likely not acceptable.

-- J.Thompson, Bellingham, WA

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