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Forum topic by flatboarder posted 01-16-2011 02:16 AM 940 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2011 02:16 AM

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Hello Folks, I have a question, where do you have the blade set for the procedure. If I take it all the way to the top when it hits the stop bolt it pushes outward causing the blade to get further away from it’s mark ” 0 ” in this case. When you reverse the rotation of the handle the dial ind. jumps in the other direction about .005 ” But as I lower the blade and check it in increments it show’s that it’s out by .004” Does any of this make since to anyone or am I having another one of those months? Year? hmm Life. Please help thanks Christopher

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 02:25 AM

Back off the stop bolt and try it again. Sounds like the stop bolt is causing the trunnion to warp. You should not have to really crank the bevel handle against the stop bolt to get truly vertical. Doing so is going to cause some binding, and will cause warping in a lesser quality. The pressure against the stop bolt is causing your trunnion to spring over when you loosen the bolts. I had to align my Ridgid ts3650 with the blade off vertical by a few degrees. Finally resolved the problem by moving the entire trunnion over about 1/16th inch.

Hope this helps. What type of saw is it?


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#2 posted 01-16-2011 02:36 AM

when I set my saw up, I put the blade at about 90 percent height and checked the same tooth. back and fourth at 90 degrees and then at 45 degrees….....make sure that height or bevel is not on the stops

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 04:04 AM

Ooops sorry about that My saw is a PM2000 cabniet saw. I just dont understand why the distance wold change as the blade moves up and down.. I can understand that when the trunnion bottoms out on the hight bolt this will deflect the measurement there but is there some type of adjustment for the vertical part of the blade?

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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