|Forum topic by mc79||posted 11-19-2012 03:36 AM||1199 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-19-2012 03:36 AM
I recently purchased a Ridgid R4512 table saw and have used it several times now. After getting burn marks on my wood (Soft Maple) from ripping and trying different blades with no success, I finally broke down and bought a digital dial indicator to check the setup of my table saw (alignment, etc..) I have taken measurements with both a Freud 24T Rip Blade as well as a Freud 80T Crosscut blade. Results were almost identical.
I am hoping someone can help me interpret my results and offer suggestions for what needs to be adjusted and how to adjust (my manual does not indicate how to make these adjustments).
Arbor Runout (Spun the blade with the dial indicator in the center of the blade): -.002” to +.001” (Rip Blade), -.001” to +.001” (Crosscut Blade)
Blade Flatness (Spun the blade with the dial indicator at the edge of the blade: +.0045” (Rip Blade), +.0035 (Crosscut Blade)
Miter Slot to Blade Parallel Test (Marked tooth at front and then spun to back and measured same tooth at back): +.0085” (both blades)
Miter Slot to Fence Parallel Test (Ran the dial indicator down the miter slot from the front to the back of the fence): +.043” at furthest back part of slot before the indicator base started exiting the miter slot. Then as much as +.06” if I kept going beyond that point without the base fully in the slot.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!