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09-06-2012 07:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saws

The Miter saw table (the round portion) on my miter saw is out of wack! Help! If I place a straight edge across the table ends it the miter table sits flat on the left side and probably 1/32 low on the right side. AAny ideas on how to fix.


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#1 posted 09-06-2012 08:01 AM

Has it been dropped? Did this happen overnight? Is it stiff to change angles?

Sounds like you might need to get the wrenches out and strip it down. They tend to have a slip ring under the round portion of the base, not a bearing, so I would start by checking the slip ring isn’t worn away on one side, or the bolt that attaches the turntable to the base could be bent.
Have you got a parts drawing for it – you could probably find one online.
What make and model is it? Someone might have had this happen before.

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 08:59 PM

Pictures would also be helpful.

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#3 posted 09-09-2012 02:39 PM

Thanks for your input everyone. The problem was that the mitersaw table wore the base down on one side about .009” just enough to make a difference. I stripped the miter saw apart and I pulled the micrometers and veneer calipers out. After detailed measuring and lots of shimming I was able to get it true again. This is a older craftman miter saw I bought 15 years ago and love to death, it outperformed other jobsite saws I own. Time to start shopping for another mitersaw for the shop and move my dedicated shop dewallt miter saw to the jobsite saw

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