|Forum topic by rlrobinhood||posted 01-01-2012 06:58 AM||3676 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-01-2012 06:58 AM
I have an old Craftsman Table saw (model number 113.29930) that I’m finally getting around to tuning up. Its this one parts schematic
Right now, the blade is not aligned with the miter slides. I often see threads on here about tapping the trunnion to pivot it around one of the four bolts to align the blade. But, two things make me think this won’t work on this saw. (1) this saw has two trunions so tapping it will only move one trunion in a best case scenario. And (2) the trunions do not have slotted or slide holes. Rather one perfectly round hole per bolt (two bolts per trunion) and the holes are pretty close to the bolt diameter.
So my questions to you are: (1) Can you align this saw in this fashion? (2) Could you align the blade to the miter slots by adding shims between where the motor mounts to the bracket? There are four bolts that hold the motor to he bracket and if the blade were in a 90-degree position, you could align the blade this way. I’m just not sure how this would affect the blade and cuts if you were to tilt the blade away from 90-degrees. Any thoughts on this?
Thanks a million and have a great and safe New Years!!!