Delta Table Saw - blade alignment

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Forum topic by benji posted 09-08-2012 09:43 AM 2034 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2012 09:43 AM

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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 09-08-2012 12:06 PM

You are correct, that is what happens.

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#2 posted 09-08-2012 03:44 PM

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

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#3 posted 09-08-2012 03:46 PM

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 09-08-2012 04:13 PM

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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