Issue with miter slot in Grizzly table saws?

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Forum topic by Marcus posted 12-02-2012 03:15 AM 1223 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2012 03:15 AM

Has anyone run into an issue where the end of the miter slot is a bit narrower than the rest of the slot? I just setup my G1023 Friday, finally had some time to play with it just now (having a 1 yr old running around keeps you busy). The first thing I did was check the slot to the blade. It seems to pretty close to parallel when check w/ the old stick and screw as well as my triangle. Unfortunately I dont have nice calipers or a dial gauge to verify 100%. The next thing I did was get out my Incra 1000 and put it in the slot. I tightened down the screws so there was no movement within the slot but I still had a controlled smooth movement…until I reached the end of the miter slot where it stuck. I thought maybe it was an issue w/ just one that one disk, but all 3 others stuck as well. I tightened the screws down using the end of the slot as a guide, but then I had too much slop through the rest of the track.

At that point, I went and got the miter bar that came with the saw. No fancy adjustments in places, just a chunk of metal. Same thing, it stuck at the end as well. I can start it at the front of the saw, give it a good push, let go, and sure it enough, it sticks at the end of the table saw.

A little disheartened, I tried the right slot. Everything on the far end seemed good there with no sticking…and then I tried the end on the front of the saw. BINGO…sticking again.

Has anyone seen this in Grizzly saws or have any ideas what I may be doing wrong (I know its just a big chunk of iron, but I’m not putting it past myself as user error). Oh, and I cleaned, recleaned and double cleaned the slots to make sure that was not the issue.

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 03:21 AM

Contact them and see if they will send you a new table. I have read of such cases on here.

Companies have found it to be cheaper to give a customer what they need to be happy than to 100% inspect every part. That costs a lot in labor.

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 03:24 AM

Thats the plan…but on Monday of course. My plea here is that it is really something I have somehow managed to not do something right.

Also, just trying to figure out the logistics of replacing a table by my lonesome. Im just a guy by myself in a basement, so a bit disappointed w/ the prospects of changing out that table top.

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 03:27 AM

Time to call in your young friends or get a couple of rent a sons on line.

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 03:28 AM

Hah, I like to think I am still one of the young friends at only 33 years old. I just relocated to a new city and not sure I have good enough friends to ask them to come move a couple hundred pounds of iron!

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 03:34 AM

i had the same problem
when i bought a new miter gauge

it had side adjustments too

i made 1×2 a little skinnier
and glued some 150 grit paper to it
(no paper on the botton)
and just filled away
then hit it with a file

works fine now

took about a half hour

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