|Forum topic by Mark Whitsitt||posted 06-21-2010 12:16 AM||6943 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
06-21-2010 12:16 AM
I searched LJ and found posts that almost answer my question, but not quite…
I recently bought a used DeWalt DW734, and it seems to be working ok, but I’m having some sniping and chatter problems that I believe are due to roller problems.
the unit I bought was filthy and caked with dirt, so I disassembled it, including removing the rollers, cleaned it, and put it back together, no problem… almost… I’m now getting some excess snipe and chatter. Part of this is outfeed table adjustment, but I really want to eliminate infeed/outfeed roller problems.
(Note, the rollers DO need replacement, and the current ones could use a cleaning, and the table could use a waxing/polishing, but I’m still looking for help with roller set up.)
The rollers are on springs held in place by brackets that go over two steel blocks, with two screws each. I’ve found that I can change the roller compression and height with these screws/brackets, but I’m not sure how to set these up properly.
So the questions include: Is there a specific orientation for these metal blocks; is there a “right side up”? How much compression/tension should I set on these rollers? how far below the cutting head should the rollers sit?
thanks, everyone… if I don’t get this thing working right, my better half is gonna be really annoyed that I spent the money grin
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