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Forum topic by Briggs posted 05-03-2010 04:09 PM 758 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Briggs

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05-03-2010 04:09 PM

I’ve got an old Craftsman contractors saw, and just moved recently. Recently I was just getting my tools setup and I realized that the blade was wobbling so I replaced the bearings and it’s still wobbling. Is it possible to machine the arbor flange somehow?

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Briggs


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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 04:39 PM

Are you sure it’s not the blade? I have a Craftsman saw as well and think I’ve pushed the stock blade a little too hard that i’m starting to see a wobble as well.

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Briggs

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 04:56 PM

Maybe, I’ll try another blade. but before i replaced the bearings I tried 3 seperate blades with the same result,

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 05:08 PM

I had an el cheapo contractor’s saw with an arbor out-of-square by about 0.0015” that resulted in a wobble of about 0.010” at the teeth. I put a piece of Scotch clear packaging tape (0.002” thick) on the “low” spot, which produced a correction of about 0.013” at the teeth, for a net wobble of 0.003”. This worked well enough, and that little piece of tape was still there when I sold the saw about 3 years later. It’s worth a shot – you’ll just need a dial indicator to measure your arbor.

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 02:40 AM

JJ has a good idea. Here is a web site if you want all the technical info – I signed up and read most of the stuff and thought it was pretty well laid out http://www.tablesawalignment.com/ I read a post a long time ago, think it was an Woodnet, where someone showed how he corrected his by very slight filing on the face of the flanges that hold the blade in place .

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