I just sold my ridgid r4512 “hybrid” tablesaw because i had so much trouble with the blade moving out of alignment with the miter slots and fence. With any movement of the blade up or down, I would find that my blade was again out, usually with the back of the blade creeping substantially toward the fence. The trunnion brackets attach to the table on this sort of saw, and the r4512 does not accept a PALS without some machine work I did not want to do. The only variable was changing the depth of cut or very slightly squaring the blade tilt ( no blade changes, no binding, no strike to or moving of the saw. I would tighten the trunnions down quite tight, check my alignment as within 0.003 across the blade, parallel to the slot, and then several cuts/ depth adjustments later, I’d check and be .008 to 0.02 out of parallel deviating the opposite way. Very frustrating.). I do not know if this is a model problem or if my saw was defective/ warped.
All that to ask, since I am again looking to buy a saw, if those of you with the saw stop contractor saw have had difficulty aligning your saw or trouble with it staying aligned? The sawstop is also table mounted, so I am concerned.
Further, which of the hybrids out there are cabinet mounted, and are they really that much easier to adjust and keep in alignment?
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