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Forum topic by rupert posted 10-04-2010 09:50 PM 1194 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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rupert

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10-04-2010 09:50 PM

Hi, I have a ridged granite top tablesaw, and there is a 1/64” difference in the width of both miter slots. Both the right and left slots are 3/4” at the front, and 49/64” wide at the rear (which is 1/64” narrower than 3/4”). Can anybody tell me. Is that amount of difference acceptable? And if not, is there anything that I can do to fix the problem? or is a replacement in order?. Because of this discrepancy, it is impossible (I think) to adjust the miter guage bar for no slop use because if I adjust it by the front of the slot, it hangs up at the rear, and if I adjust it for the rear, then it is sloppy at the front. Is this something that I just have to live with? or am I overlooking a different solution. Any help on this matter would be greatly apprecialted. thanks


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#1 posted 10-04-2010 10:00 PM

Hi rupert,

I am no expert, but that does sound like a problem. The miter slot(s) should be the same size front to back and parallel to each other. If they are out of parallel or not the same size front to back, then it will mess up many of the common operations that utilize the miter slot(s).

I am not sure what can be done to remedy this, like I said, I am no expert. I would, however, look into the possibility of a replacement.

Steve

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