|Forum topic by Jonathan||posted 1453 days ago||1146 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
1453 days ago
So I’ve spent about 2-hours down in the basement and I’m starting to get frustrated.
I’m attempting to get my TS all setup.
Right now, my frustration lies in attempting to get the blade lined-up with the miter gauge slot.
I’ve got a contractor type Powermatic 64a, and have equipped it with a Forrest Woodworker II.
I undid the belt and have loosened the trunnion bolts. I loosened 3 of the 4 bolts and then just barely loosened the 4th bolt as a pivot point, as I couldn’t get the trunnions to move at all leaving it tightened.
I’ve gotten it to about 1/1000th of an inch using the method of a sliding square and automotive feeler gauge using the same tooth of the blade at the rear, then rotating that same tooth to the front.
I’ve done this twice now and then when I go to tighten it, everything gets thrown off by several 1/1000ths. I’m tightening each bolt a little at a time and this continues to happen. It’s almost like there’s a memory or something? I’d like to have it less than 3/1000ths, but it keeps going to about 5/1000ths by the time I tighten things. I have not yet tightened all 4-bolts down, so maybe by the time I do that, it’ll be back to where I had it?
Do I need to try and use a different bolt as the pivot point? Maybe I literally need to only go a 1/4 of a turn/bolt?
I got frustrated enough that I needed to take a break so I came up and turned the computer on and am posting this now as a bit of a “time out” so I don’t start throwing things!
Any advice is welcome.
I’d like to rectify this situation so I can actually start using the saw. I’ve used it for a couple of cuts, but I really want to get everything lined-up so I can start on some more serious projects and not worry about anything being out of whack.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."