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Forum topic by 716 posted 02-24-2016 06:51 AM 1008 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2016 06:51 AM

Guys, before posting your bad experience with Ridgid/Craftsman/Grizzly/Dayton out of alignment trunnions tighten that small knob in the center of the blade elevation handle. It fixes a lot of things. Without loose trunnions you would not be able to operate the handles but you need to tighten them when running the saw.
And please do not rise the blade till it hits the stop. The last 1/8” would be beyond of what the saw is designed for and is out of specs.

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#1 posted 02-25-2016 12:20 AM

if you buy sh%&
u get sh&%
knowing how to use it
is why we have so few farmers

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#2 posted 02-25-2016 12:27 AM

No, its a good & valid tip. Many occasional sawers don’t ever use it …

Don’t complain about the tool if you don’t know how to use all the features properly.

M

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#3 posted 02-25-2016 01:07 AM

You pay for what you get.

Paul

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#4 posted 02-25-2016 01:13 AM



No, its a good & valid tip. Many occasional sawers don t ever use it …

Don t complain about the tool if you don t know how to use all the features properly.

M

- MadMark

The worst part is that these proficient users make stink over the whole internet and hurt makers of the fine saws tremendously. How many times did yo read “I wanted to buy that Grizzly 715 but did not because of the history…”

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#5 posted 02-25-2016 03:08 AM

On my unisaw I turn the handle to raise and lower the blade, this seems very complicated for such a simple operation.

-- PJ

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#6 posted 02-25-2016 03:35 AM

Yes


On my unisaw I turn the handle to raise and lower the blade, this seems very complicated for such a simple operation.

- ThomasChippendale


Sure but owning a Unisaw makes some people snobish.

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#7 posted 02-25-2016 03:00 PM

Absolutely ! I even once owned a boat named ’’ Le Snob ’’ .

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#8 posted 02-25-2016 05:06 PM

On my unisaw I turn the handle to raise and lower the blade, this seems very complicated for such a simple operation.
- ThomasChippendale

LOL – same deal with my $69 Ohio Forge benchtop thing :)

I have never owned a saw that you couldn’t just crank up as high as it would go and run with it… Seems like the inability to do so without causing problems is a design flaw, not a feature.

Cheers,
Brad

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#9 posted 02-25-2016 05:15 PM



On my unisaw I turn the handle to raise and lower the blade, this seems very complicated for such a simple operation.
- ThomasChippendale

LOL – same deal with my $69 Ohio Forge benchtop thing :)

I have never owned a saw that you couldn t just crank up as high as it would go and run with it… Seems like the inability to do so without causing problems is a design flaw, not a feature.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

...But if you didn’t know how to setup your saw up correctly, the blade wouldn’t raise to the top and stay in alignment. You must be doing it right!

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#10 posted 02-25-2016 05:18 PM


On my unisaw I turn the handle to raise and lower the blade, this seems very complicated for such a simple operation.
- ThomasChippendale

LOL – same deal with my $69 Ohio Forge benchtop thing :)

I have never owned a saw that you couldn t just crank up as high as it would go and run with it… Seems like the inability to do so without causing problems is a design flaw, not a feature.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Brad can you post you address so I could send you a gift for very contributing postin. You can choose color.

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#11 posted 02-25-2016 05:47 PM

My favorite beer, when I cross the border;

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#12 posted 02-25-2016 05:57 PM

Its called a locking knob, a feature specifically designd to take the play out. Naturally if you don’t use it, it has no effect. Many users loosen it once and forget it, not realizing it can walk looser and make the setting sloppier.

Set your blade and snugging the lock before each cut can help your accuracy a lot.

M

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#13 posted 02-25-2016 07:31 PM

How do I fix a blade aligment problem…....? I reach for another hand saw.

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#14 posted 02-26-2016 12:10 AM

716, im not very well studied on table saw mechanics, but whay ya say makes absolutely no sense to me.

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#15 posted 02-26-2016 12:14 AM



716, im not very well studied on table saw mechanics, but whay ya say makes absolutely no sense to me.

- tomsteve


You don’t have to study, you just go and try.

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