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Forum topic by aktrout posted 07-05-2017 12:46 AM 1484 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2017 12:46 AM

I have a SawStop Contractor Table Saw which I love. The only concern I have had is the alignment of the blade to the left side miter slot.

SawStop has a procedure they will give you for improving the alignment of the blade but it is very much a trial and error system. Then the procedure is written with enough cautions that a person could be hesitant to even give it a try.

I have spent a considerable amount of time speaking with a SawStop tech about this. He was very helpful. With his impute I have spent quite a bit of time exploring and experimenting on how to do this. I have put together a five page description with photos of what I learned. I came up with a procedure that allowed me to quickly and easily get the blade alignment dead on.

All of this is too lengthy to post here, but I want to get it out there on the Internet so others won’t have to spend as much time as I have figuring this out.

If you would like a copy of what I have written, email me at nicholsmr@gmail.com and I will send you a PDF file copy.


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#1 posted 09-10-2017 03:55 PM

Thanks for the documentation. Worked like a charm!

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#2 posted 09-10-2017 04:40 PM

Glad to be of help.

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#3 posted 09-10-2017 05:20 PM

Why not create a blog post here detailing the process?

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#4 posted 09-10-2017 05:43 PM

There are two documents I have. The first is the official SawStop procedure. The other is about four or five pages long and outlines my conversations with SawStop and the experimentation that I did and how it turned out. If I could simply post the two PDF files I would, but if you can do that I haven’t spent enough time to figure out how to do it. I don’t want to have to re-enter everything I have in the two documents.

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#5 posted 09-10-2017 11:31 PM

You can copy and paste the text from PDFs into a blog post, assuming the PDFs are not scanned as images.

It’s also possible (though more technical) to copy the pictures out as well.

You could also post the PDFs to Dropbox or some other place and link to them from the blog post if there’s content there you can’t get into the post.

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#6 posted 09-11-2017 12:30 AM

I looked at all this and it is simply too much trouble. I don’t use DropBox I use OneDrive. If someone is interested they will email me.

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#7 posted 09-11-2017 02:04 PM



I looked at all this and it is simply too much trouble. I don t use DropBox I use OneDrive. If someone is interested they will email me.

- aktrout

I can post it if you are okay with that.

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#8 posted 09-11-2017 04:05 PM

No problem. That would be fine. Kind of you to offer. Send me the link when you have done it.

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#9 posted 09-12-2017 03:48 PM

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#10 posted 09-12-2017 04:52 PM

Thanks for doing that. I appreciate it.

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#11 posted 10-01-2017 06:29 PM

Many thanks for aktrout for researching and documenting this alignment, and to YesHaveSome for posting!

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#12 posted 10-01-2017 10:00 PM

I aligned the blade on my sawstop contractor when I got it to .001 without any problems using the procedure in the book. I didn’t notice any of the problems understanding the book that you seem to have had.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#13 posted 10-02-2017 12:55 AM

I do not know what the situation is now, but when I bought my saw there is no procedure in the book for making such an adjustment. I had to call SawStop to get a supplemental document that explained how to do it. Then it was very much a trial and error process.

Are you sure you are talking about the Contractor Saw? The enclosed table saw has a procedure for this in the instruction manual and it is quite easy and straightforward. The procedure I am talking about is the contractor saw, which is not in an enclosed cabinet.

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