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Forum topic by bobincarmichael posted 03-14-2011 09:50 PM 2109 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bobincarmichael

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03-14-2011 09:50 PM

I’m setting up a used Powermatic 66 saw I just bought, and am getting blade tooth marks in the fence-side stock. I checked the blade runout—it’s about .005”. The fence seems parallel to the blade, just a touch more space at the far end of the blade than at the front.

Am I being too picky? Any input welcomed.
Bob Judah


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#1 posted 03-14-2011 10:12 PM

I’m touting the virtues of my most recent purchase, a lot, lately :-)

I bought a MasterPlate, from Grizzly:

It allows you to take the potential blade runout/tooth issues OUT of the equation, and find out what kind of alignment you can TRULY get.

For ME, it was a big help, on my radial arm saw—the first place I tried it out.

The combination of the MasterPlate and a good dial indicator—with just a magnetic base, for the RAS, but … probably … with a miter slot “trolley,” for the TS—is VERY helpful, IMHO :-)

Nice saw buy, by the way. I’d love an old PM !

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 12:32 AM

I actually have mine at 0.001 – 0.002 runout so I guess it’s just how you want to look at it :)

I knew that I could get mine from 0.005 so I spent an extra 5 minutes or so. Honestly you probably won’t see a difference, but I just had to get mine down that low, lol.

Good TS, enjoy :)

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 02:43 AM

Good job! Did you do it by adjusting the table?

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 02:45 AM

I just had digital calipers, from my final runout I measured 5x (front and back) to make sure everything was correct.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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