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Forum topic by Hajimasabi posted 01-31-2011 07:09 AM 725 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2011 07:09 AM

The blade on my contractor saw is dead parallel to the fence at 90 vertical, but the rear of the blade is .22” closer to the fence than the front when tilted to 45. I’ve read a few articles on how to shim the trunnion to fix this, but when I do the math as described here I come up with a vertical shim of half and inch! The distance between the trunnions is 18” and the measuring distance across the blade is 7”. If it matters, its a right tilt saw and I’m measuring from the left miter slot.

Am I doing something wrong? Can .5” be correct and if so, do I risk screwing up my saw by shimming the front trunnion that much? Seems like I might risk throwing things out of whack with respect tot he hand wheels etc.
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