|Forum topic by Marcus||posted 505 days ago||492 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
505 days ago
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.