|Forum topic by Madtapper||posted 03-20-2011 11:08 PM||1563 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-20-2011 11:08 PM
I just purchased a new cabinet saw, and have been out in the garage/shop carefully putting everything together. My question is in reference to the flatness of the table. I have a Pinnacle 48” straight-edge, and I have evaluated the table top and both wings in all directions; all three are dead on flat in their own right. However, when the wings are attached and the straight-edge is placed across the table (side to side), there is a noticeable gap in the middle of the table. My crude feeler gauges (spark plug feelers) only go down to 0.010”, and it does not fit in the gap. However, if I use a standard piece of paper for a “feeler,” I can get two sheets in the gap if the straight-edge is placed across the entire table (side to side), and only one sheet in the gap if I am measuring only one wing and the main table. This change is consistent from front to back on both wings. I should point out that the abutting faces are all clean and true. So here are my questions…
1. Should I even worry about it?
-- -- Jerry, Gig Harbor, Washington