|Forum topic by Woodhed||posted 11-27-2011 02:40 AM||2991 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-27-2011 02:40 AM
I fine tuned my Delta (36-714) table saw according to John White’s book, “Care and Repair of Shop Machines: A Complete Guide to Setup, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance”. I used a Master Plate instead of a piece of plywood.
I brought the arbor up all the way and then back down about a 1/4 inch. Squared the master plate against the miter slot by loosening the trunnion bolts, re-tightening the bolts and rechecking as I go. I then squared the miter gauge to the plate & squared the fence to the miter slot.
So far so good. I put my brand new blade on and then lower the arbor to cutting height. I rip and cut two boards to the same dimensions about 6 X 8”. I hold them together flush on their ends and then turn one around left to right to see if they are square to one another.
It seems that square is true at the position of the arbor when fine tuning but as soon as I raise or lower the blade, the alignment has changed. Does anyone know why the blade would not be parallel to the miter slot at different arbor positions?
Thanks to all replies.
-- Woodhed, Miami, FL