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Forum topic by Chipy posted 09-05-2011 05:29 PM 1594 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2011 05:29 PM

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I am setting up my new cabinet saw and am wondering what are acceptable tolerances for…. Blade to miter slot parallelism,Arbor run out and Rip fence run out.It seems like there are a lot of varying opinions to what are acceptable tolerances.It can range several thousands.Is .006 worth fooling with when it comes to the miter slot? or is this splitting hairs?Is dead nuts zero even obtainable and maintainable?Your opinions would much appreciated!
So to distill it down, what are your tolerances for… 1.Miter gage slot to blade parallelism.2 Rip fence run out.3 Arbor run out?Thanks Scott

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 05:49 PM

Miter slot to blade I would shoot for .003 or less. The fence is literally a moving target. Get it as close as you can, with the realization that it doesn’t take much to knock it out by a few thousandths.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 06:35 PM

Thanks Charlie1958

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#3 posted 09-06-2011 02:08 PM

I agree with Charlie. Anything higher than .003 and I feel the need to fix it.

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