Table saw blade lateral adjustment

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Forum topic by Farrout posted 06-03-2011 01:09 PM 1421 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-03-2011 01:09 PM

I have a JET 10” contractor table saw.

The blade lateral adjustment is off by about 1/32”.

I haven’t been able to find an adjustment for this. I bought the saw used so I don’t have a book.

Anyone know how to adjust this out.

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#1 posted 06-03-2011 03:33 PM

What is a “lateral” adjustment? If the blade isn’t parallel with the table miter slot, that is adjusted by loosening the bolts that attach the arbor to the table top, aligning the blade to parallel, and tightening the bolts.

If you check the Jet website, you should be able to download the owners manual for your saw. It will give you detailed instructions on all adjustments.

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 04:35 PM

Yes, lateral in this case means it is not parallel with the table miter slot.
The book says if the blade is not parallel, change the blade.

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#3 posted 06-03-2011 05:04 PM

Check out Mathias Wandel's site. He has a few posts about saw alignment. I also recommend Table Saw Alignment .com. -Jack

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#4 posted 06-03-2011 05:12 PM

Dennis—The ‘trunnion’ (casting that holds the arbor, blade, etc.) attaches to the underside of the top with four bolts. Loosen three of them, then use a wooden block and mallet to nudge the top into alignment with the blade. Sounds a lot tougher than it is … took me about 15 minutes to align my Jet 708100.


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#5 posted 06-03-2011 05:36 PM

Or check that the top is aligned properly or not it depends on the kind of saw.I just put my half ton sliding saw back together and had to adjust the saw top and sliding table with bolts built in/providedbuy the saw manufacturer so check the book if you have one. Changing the blade won’t do anything that I can think of. Alistair

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