LumberJocks

Delta Table Saw - blade alignment

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by benji posted 09-08-2012 09:43 AM 1111 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View benji's profile

benji

1 post in 738 days


09-08-2012 09:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: blade tablesaw

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.


4 replies so far

View ajosephg's profile

ajosephg

1852 posts in 2212 days


#1 posted 09-08-2012 12:06 PM

You are correct, that is what happens.

-- Joe

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

5453 posts in 2027 days


#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.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

1783 posts in 1145 days


#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.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, we sent 'em to Washington.

View NiteWalker's profile

NiteWalker

2710 posts in 1228 days


#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.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase