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benji

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586 days ago

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I tuned up my Delta 10”contractors tablesaw which included truing the blade. I followed the instructions in the Delta manual, loosening the trunnion, etc. I got the saw blade aligned, within 0.003”, front to back. When I reinstalled the zero tolerance sawblade insert, I noticed that the blade did not fit in the zero-tolerance insert kerf; it had moved maybe 1/32” to one side, so I had to make another cut in the insert. It seems to make sense that after moving the trunnion I suppose you are actually setting up a new blade tracking pattern. Would like to hear from the experts if my assumption is true.


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#1 posted 586 days ago

You are correct, that is what happens.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 586 days ago

I’d be more concerned if you moved the trunnion and the blade location didn’t move.

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#3 posted 586 days ago

You got it right, don’t forget any jigs and so on will also be off that same amount, like a panel sled, tapering jig…whatever.

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#4 posted 586 days ago

Yep, you did good.
I have a delta contractor saw too and aligning it was a bear. I ended having to shift both trunions and it took a few days of on and off trying, but i have it to .0015 now and I’m happy with that.

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