I must admit two things here… first I’m only about 2yrs experienced and one serious project as woodworker. I am mechanical engineer, so I’m very detail oriented and I understand machinery pretty well. However, my Grizzly 1022 is giving me fits! I have read every artical, blog, website, pdf, etc that I can get my hands on and for the life of me I cant get my saw blade aligned to the miter slot. I tried to order a pair of the PALS alignement brackets, but since they didn’t respond to my online order, I decided to just fabricate a set myself. They worked great! But, no matter how I go about it, I get .012 to .015 misalignment in the blad to miter slot. I am using a dial indicator. I am using a single point on the blade and using the exact same point at both ends. I have already checked arbor runout (.0005) and the arbor shaft with no issues. I have even tried checking this using several different points on the blade and it’s consistently off. I checked to make sure there’s only one trunion bolt fully tightened and the others are more than finger tight. If I set the dial indicator to zero at the infeed, then move it to the back of the saw and check, I’m out by .012 or so. So, I use the adjustment brackets I fabricated and I can bring it perfect into alignment. Then I rotate the blad back and re-measure the infeed side and it’s out by .012 to.015 again. I am at a complete loss here.
If you have any ideas, I’m open to anything at this point… maybe even a torch! ;-) I appreciate it!