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Forum topic by Mars72 posted 12-05-2010 04:40 AM 4848 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mars72

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12-05-2010 04:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw blade alignment parallel trunnion question

I purchased this saw used a few months ago. I have had trouble getting it setup correctly. The main problem is the blade is not parallel to the miter slots. It is off by 1/8”. So, I loosened the back two and one of the front trunnion bolts and tried to bump it over with piece of wood and a mallet. It does not move. It is like it is over as far as it will go already. Not sure what to do.

-- I usually try the hard way 2 or 3 times before finding the easy way.


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Verna

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#1 posted 12-05-2010 05:10 AM

Mars:

I did a Google search and found this comment on the Internet:

“The number “62-044” refers to the electric motor. The table saw model number is most likely located on the right-hand side of the saw. In my case it is “36-472.” Plug it into the manual search on the Delta-Porter Cable-Dewalt site and up comes the manual for the saw.”

www.deltaportercable.com is the official website for the Delta tools. Under “Service/Support”, there is a section for owner’s manuals. Hopefully you can find the manual and instructions on how to adjust your table saw.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 12-05-2010 05:50 AM

If the front won’t move can you move the back in the opposite direction?

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Mars72

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#3 posted 12-05-2010 06:08 AM

I have the manual. It just says that it was Factory Set… Mark, I took out a bolt in each corner of the trunnion and looked at it with a mirror. It looks like the front and back are as far as they can go in opposite directions.

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Mars72

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#4 posted 12-05-2010 06:10 AM

I meant in opposite Corners. :-)

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#5 posted 12-05-2010 06:20 AM

Hmmm, could you not knock them in toward the center and sort of split the difference on the mis-alignment. I think I can visualize what the problem is I just can’t explain what I mean to help you resolve it…I’m sitting here jesturing with my hands trying to clarify what I mean knowing quite well you can’t see me LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Mars72

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#6 posted 12-05-2010 06:35 AM

quick drawing… Not to scale and greatly exaggerated.

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#7 posted 12-05-2010 07:34 AM

I’ll try this again as my computer ate my last response :-)

As I see it you need to knock the top (of your drawing) to the left and the bottom to the right to center the angled line (the saw blade?), that is to make it more vertical to match the center line of the drawing. If that doesn’t work could you drop the trunion off (or lift the table off the trunion) to see if there is something (dust, gunk, chunks of wood etc.) wedging the trunion so it can’t move? I was going to suggest notching out the bolt holes, but that would weaken the casting and I can’t really believe that Delta would engineer a saw that could not be adjusted. This is the sort of thing I would love to be able to come over and give you a hand with. It has to have a solution.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 12-05-2010 10:21 AM

When you have used up all the explanations, the only thing left has to be the solution.
You said the front and rear trunnion mounts are as far as they can go in opposite directions.

I will suggest the blade being about 1/8” out of parallel would be as far out of alignment as possible.
Try shifting the assembly back to the center and see if the blade alignment gets worse or better.

If it gets better, I think you see where this is headed.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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Mars72

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#9 posted 12-05-2010 05:11 PM

Arbor looks fine. Will try moving other direction.

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Mars72

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#10 posted 12-05-2010 08:02 PM

I loosened the front left too. Just enough.

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#11 posted 12-05-2010 08:57 PM

You may try shimming the trunnion also (either at the mount or on the bolts).....I had an old job saw where I ground a washer at an angle to give just a tiny bit of space to a saw motor. I am sure there are other materials that would work the same….but my idea came to me after the saw had kicked back a piece of 2X4 I was ripping for the millionth time…..and I was tired of playing with the fence….....it worked until the day I got rid of the saw….and it is still working as far as I know.

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#12 posted 12-05-2010 11:07 PM

Sometimes saws are defective. The trunnions usually have elongated
holes where they attach to the table. It may be necessary to disassemble
the saw and enlarge the holes so the trunnions can be adjusted to
the correct position.

Saws that come out of the factory with this manufacturing defect
are not that uncommon.

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