Got retro-fit kit for RAS but now confused

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Forum topic by Yupa4242 posted 07-03-2011 06:17 AM 916 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2011 06:17 AM

On the Instructions It says to lower RAS arm and tilt arbor pointing down and set the miter to 50 degrees. I do this to use the arbor as a guide for the fence rail supports so that each side is the same height. Once i got one side tight and level i moved the arm to the other side only to find arbor is over a 1/2 inch higher on the right side and the rail will not reach to match. Since i bolted down the base is it possible that I I kiltered the sqareness a bit. I’m thinking that the saw may be hard bent or damaged.

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#1 posted 09-15-2011 12:25 AM

Its quite possible the base is bent. My first RAS was a craftsman and i had nothing but problems with it. Ive been told that once the base is out of true that it is nearly impossible to fix. Your best bet is either find a new base(which is probably more than the saw is worth.) Or just go find you an old dewalt RAS. I’d go for the latter. Can’t get better than the Dewalt. I own three.

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