|Forum topic by athomas5009||posted 07-01-2016 10:10 PM||240 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-01-2016 10:10 PM
Hi all I’m looking for a little assistance with aligning my cabinet saw properly. I have a Gen. Int. 50-240 GT, it is set up similar if not exactly like other brands that have the wing seams in the miter slot. I’ve had this saw for a year now and have never got it setup as accurately as I’d like. Close but there was always something I’d deal with.
Well I recently had to replace the bearings which was easy and eliminated some minor runout that was present. But at the same time having to removing the main slab threw off the factory aligned blade/miter slot alignment. Which is further complicated by only having partial miter slots to align the blade with.
From all my research these saws must have the blade miter slot aligned before the wings are added which prevent the use of a dial indicator. So I used a good combo sq that measured to 64”. I know I got close enough for many but I like my slots to be in the .002 range which usually requires gauges.
After blade alignment with an adj sq I leveled the wings within .001 then adjusted the miter slots to be consistent widths. This brings me to the point where I was imanging there would be a way to fine tune the blade/slot alignment with a dial indicator. But just my luck the only guidance given by both Steel City & Gen Int. is that this adjustment is unecessary and has been precision aligned at the factory. Talk about a kick in the d!ck, what if a repair is required that involves removing the entire top. I found this comical and searched the web for posts that might help but no dice so far.
So I’ve decided to stop here and pray for a solution from a fellow LJer. I could just attach the fence and deal with it but then I’ll I stain from fixing it until it’s totally necessary. Not to mention I’m just about through with wrenching and lifting these heavy a$$ slabs of granite lmao.
Please save me!!!!
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