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Forum topic by fsutim posted 08-28-2015 03:09 PM 703 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2015 03:09 PM

I recently got a great deal on a DW744 table saw. In an effort to make it as precise as possible I checked my blade allignment after visually noticing it was off. I used a dial indicator jig that showed a .022 difference in blade parallelism. A manual I found online said to adjust blade allignment you need to use a 10mm socket and loosen rear pivot bracket fasteners so you can adjust the blade side to side until parallel. The problem is I do not know where to locate the rear pivot bracket. I would appreciate any insight on the proper procedure to dial in this blade. Thank you!


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#1 posted 08-28-2015 03:18 PM

I think the pivot bracket is what the table is connected to. I believe you adjust the table side to side to the blade, not the motor/blade side to side to the table.

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#2 posted 08-29-2015 11:49 AM

Thanks for the insight. I found the pivot bracket and it appears that the blade and motor assembly are what can slightly shift when the pivot bracket bolts are removed or loosened. I was able to adjust it some but I am at the max I can adjust and it is still not parallel to the miter slot.

If I adjust the fence to be parallel to the blade will this offset the slop? I primarily use this for ripping wood on the fence so that is my main concern, and rarely use the miter slot other than for a featherboard.

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