Tilting table saw issues

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Forum topic by Dazz posted 03-03-2018 01:48 PM 230 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2018 01:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw tilting unevenly

Hi! My first time here. Hope someone can help.
When I tilt my blade it is not tilting evenly. Eg. the back of the blade moves further than the front. I thought the arbour may be bent, but that would mean the difference would swap to the front on rotation of the blade. The issue is always with the rear of the blade. I own a Carbatec 10” contractor saw. All suggestions of possible causes would be much appreciated. Cheers

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#1 posted 03-03-2018 03:03 PM

Sounds like either the belt is pulling it out of line or the tilting mechanism is wonky. Possibly mounted slightly crooked?

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 03:06 PM

I think you need to check the alignment of the saw especially get blade in alignment with miter slot.

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#3 posted 03-03-2018 05:43 PM

Sounds like the same problem that afflicted Ridgid and Craftsman saws. If it is, nothing you can do.

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#4 posted 03-03-2018 08:16 PM

It it possible that the pulleys are making contact with the blade insert when tilting the arbor?
That is what I found on my TS.
Another issue with my old Craftsman 10” TS was that the tilt mechanism is attached to the sheel metal side which flexes more as the angle increases!

Just some random thoughts!

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