|Forum topic by smozes||posted 07-21-2016 06:33 AM||346 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-21-2016 06:33 AM
I recently got a the DWE 7491rs job site table saw due to limited space. After a long and frustrating attempt to get the blade parallel with both miter slots, I took it to the local service center. My expectation was to get 0.001” precision.
Today I received it back. The result is that the blade is perfectly parallel with the left slot, but deviates by 0.004” from the right slot. Obviously, it can never be parallel with both.
The service personnel was incredulous by my expectation, and I’ve heard others dismiss job site saws. Of course, a lightweight saw will vibrate and sway more, but I can’t think of an inherent design problem that would preclude basic precision from the machine at rest.
Is this saw defective, or should I adjust my own expectations? I do have to decide soon so I can return it.
For background: I plan to build our kitchen cabinets, remodeling and some furniture later.