Acceptable runout for a used 64A

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Forum topic by DouglasFir posted 04-28-2010 03:12 AM 993 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2010 03:12 AM

Hi all,

I’ll be looking at a used PM 64A w/50” Biesemeyer fence for $450 tomorrow. It’s the type of saw I have a lot of experience using but not owning. I’ve never purchased a table saw before and I was wondering if there’s maximum level of acceptable arbor or shaft run-out with these saws (or any in general)?

I’m thinking it’s a pretty good deal but want to know if I’m getting myself into a project.


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#1 posted 04-28-2010 03:26 AM

IIRC arbor runout should be quite low, .001 comes to mind, though I would think .002 or even .003 wouldn’t be a deal breaker. I would be more worried about whether the bearings sound good, and does the machine or the fence show signs of abuse. BTW. if you measure runout at the blade – any problems with the blade can effect the readings, and even if you have some poor readings, it is often pretty easy to tune even a bench top unit it to within .004 so long as nothing is bent.

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 03:38 AM

for any saw, I would accept anything below 0.005”. however things can be tuned, and sometimes older saws (also depending on previous owners) are simply out of tune.

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