|Forum topic by dakremer||posted 09-19-2010 02:57 AM||1448 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-19-2010 02:57 AM
Hey guys, I posted a forum topic last week about fixing my neighbors old craftsman table saw. Here is the link if you are wondering what I was trying to fix (side metal was bowing out and sucking in, not allowing me to get an exact 90 and 45 degree)
Anyways. I fixed it by attaching some angle iron to the sides to stiffen up the the metal where the knob goes to change the angle the carriage. The pictures show my first attempt. With those in place the metal was still coming away from the angle iron a little – I think because i did not have screws drill in directly above and below the knob bolt. I ended up drilling 2 more holes on each angle iron and adding a few more bolts. Works like a charm now. And i’m now able to make exact 90 and 45 degree cuts!! about time!!
however, seems like i only have to cut a few times, and the saw is already off its mark….is this because its just an old saw? can this be fixed? (kinda sucks to readjust the saw blade every few cuts to make sure i’m still at 90, 45, etc)
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!