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Iggles88

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788 days ago

Im having the same problem that it seems a lot of people hve, when I raise the blade it changes the alignment by way too much. My saw is a jet proshop. From what I’m reading this is going to be a tough fix if it can be fixed at all, what I just checked and found out is that I bought my saw on march 12 which means of I’m going to return the saw I have 10? More days, looks like I have a decision to make, I like the saw but this issue has to be taken care of. If this was your saw would you go through the hassle of having it repaired or just return the saw and either get another pro shop or buy a different saw. Please I appreciate all advice but I’m not looking for recommendations on what saw to buy if I do get a different one because I can’t get a cabinet saw I don’t have 200 available in the shop. Im looking for advice on how to remedy this problem


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 788 days ago

I’d call the place where you bought it, describe the problem and see what they have to say first. If they don’t give you a satisfactory answer, then escalate up the food chain :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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dhazelton

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#2 posted 788 days ago

Does it change the blade angle, or is the blade not perpendicular to the cut? If your saw has a trunnion bolted to the table it can be shimmed ion the opposite side of the blade tilt. If the blade isn’t perp to the cut you’d have to undo all the bolts and that hold it to the table and whack away accordingly.

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Charlie

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#3 posted 788 days ago

If it’s changing as he raises or lowers the blade, it’s an issue in the blade height adjustment mechanism. I would definitely call the place I bought it from and explain the problem as a first step to see what remedy options you have. If it’s something that needs a repair or parts replacement, AND if you really like the saw, it might be worth the time. Otherwise, I’d take it back. If you have the jps-10ts, I think it’s made in Taiwan probably where a lot of other saws are made for other manufacturers. Table mounted trunions? I had the same issue on a Rigid R4512 and ended up taking it back. Raise blade and the back of the blade would shift to the right by over .012. Lower the blade and it shifts back to the left. The amount of shift was not consistent so it was impossible to find a “sweet spot”. Too bad. I really liked that saw. I now have a Steel City 35990G with cabinet mounted trunions. MUCH easier and no alignment problems.

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Iggles88

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#4 posted 787 days ago

What i found last night was that when I raise the blade it moves to the left doesn’t tilt the blade at all, however when I lower it the blade goes to the exact spot it was before raising it. Basically when I lower the blade it goes back into alignment so what I need to do for now is raise the blade above where I want it and lower it to the height I need it. Inconvenient and I’m definitely going to get it looked at but atleast I can use the saw until that does happen. I’m not sure what to do if they say they can’t have a tech come out. I can’t take it to a service center and from what I understand jet doesn’t take returns on their tools and acme tools where I bought it needs the original box and a few other things. I obviously threw the box out after I seen the saw was working good in the beginning.

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spunwood

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#5 posted 787 days ago

yikes. my ts is not set well when the blade has been lowered…it can have play in it. rather, I always try to raise it to the needed height. there is no play in height when raising for me. So I would be concerned about maintaining the proper height doing what you do, but then again you are trying to compensate for a whole other issue.

good luck
brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Iggles88

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#6 posted 787 days ago

Brandon I’m not sure what you mean could you try to explain a different way?

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Cato

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#7 posted 787 days ago

If it is a new jet table saw it is under warranty for 5 years.

You could call their customer support and see if they can send a tech to look at it and see if they can fix it.

I know of another instance where this happened on a new jet table saw and jet replaced the saw in less than two weeks.

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toolie

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#8 posted 786 days ago

iggles88…....it’s a jet, so we know you overpaid for what you got. return that overpriced underperforming saw and look at steel city or grizzly if new is what you want. jet and powermatic are never rated a top tool in comparative tool rests, so get out before your mistake becomes irreversible. if used is a possibility, and jet is what you want, find one at least 20 years old. the new ones are shodows of their former selves.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Iggles88

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#9 posted 786 days ago

Toolie…..I appreciate your opinion but I don’t think I’m going to return my saw. It performed great before this incident and I haven’t exactly heard great things about steel city Or grizzly either. No matter what every manufacturer is going to have problems with a few tools here and there. it’s how thy handle it that I really care about and after talking to her today they are sending someone out to my shop and if the saw cant be fixed they are going to replace it. To me that’s great service and what they should do to fix their mistake. Like I said I appreciate your opinion but there will be a ton of people who have the complete opposite opinion but to each his own. We can only do what we ourselves are happy with.

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spunwood

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#10 posted 786 days ago

Thought this may have little to do with your problem, this is what I have experienced and I know that it is not uncommon:

When setting blade height, I may crank it too high.
Then I lower it, but it is not ‘set’ in place.
Rather, it can be pushed down a bit still.
When raising the blade it does not do this.

If I remember correctly, it has to do with the kind of mechanism certain saws use for adjusting the blade height.

Again, this is not what you are experiencing, so maybe I am just jabbering.

Best of luck,
brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Iggles88

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#11 posted 786 days ago

Brandon, it sounds very close to what I’m experiencing but luckily at this point it’s out of my hands, if jet can fix my saw and have it working the way it should I’ll be more then happy and if not they’re going to replace the saw which I wouldn’t mind because I’d have a nice brand new saw to work with.

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Tedster

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#12 posted 786 days ago

I have this problem with my cheap Ryobi table top saw, and also on a cheap Delta that I burned out some years ago, but I would not expect (or accept) this from anything that cost over, say, $300. If I’m reading right, the blade tilts slightly as it’s moving up or down, but if I take it a little higher (or lower) it moves back into position. What I do is raise (or lower) it a little more until it tilts back to where it should be.

I think in the case of my cheap Ryobi and the deceased Delta, the threaded rod that the cheap plastic turn crank turns is bent. I deal with it and adjust accordingly but, like I said, had I paid more than a few hundred for the saw, that would not be acceptable. I would take it back.

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Iggles88

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#13 posted 786 days ago

Ted, I agree with you there’s no way I was just going to let it go I was just seeing of anyone else was ever able to fix the issue because I like the saw and didn’t want to get rid of it. They’re sending a tech out I’m guessing I’m going to get my saw replaced I don’t see how they’ll fix what’s going on with it

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toolie

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#14 posted 785 days ago

iggles88…....what’s your plan should the problem reoccur once the warranty has expired?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Iggles88

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#15 posted 785 days ago

The warranty is 5 years away and after 5 years that could hapoen to anyone, if the saw works right for 5 years then stops working then I probably did something to help it break.. I don’t see that being an issue

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