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461 days ago

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I got my new saw delivered on 1/7/12. Right away I noticed I had 4 right legs instead of 2 left and 2 right. Grizzly is sending out the lefts I need and will be here on 1/14. In the meantime I thought I’d prepare some of the other simple things like removing the rust preservative and check alignment.

The saw is .12 off. I have tried to align and have not been succesful at all. I can force the trunnion over, but it takes two hands which leaves me none left to retighten any bolts. Table mounted trunnion with 3 bolts on each end. I have tried loosening 5 and used the 6 as a pivot. I have all 6 loose and the trunnion isn’t moving easily. I can’t get a clamp in position enough to good any good

Any suggestions would be appreciated

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once


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#1 posted 461 days ago

Are you trying to move it by hand? Use a rubber mallet or a board with a hammer. Keep the bolts somewhat tight while moving the trunnions.

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#2 posted 461 days ago

I have seen it stated several times here on LJ’s that the G0661 has a similar trunnion design as the 21833 and R4512. If this is the case, you might try loosening the 90 and 45 degree stops, which on the 21833 at least will allow for a lot more movement of the trunnion assembly.

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#3 posted 461 days ago

+1 on a rubber mallet. A couple firm whacks, then recheck. Adjust your force as needed.

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#4 posted 460 days ago

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/Main/Articles/Table_Saw_Maintenance_Skill_Builder_Power_Tool_Tun_8197.aspx

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#5 posted 460 days ago

What you’re going through is one of the reasons I despise table mounted trunnion saws.
They need to become extinct.

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

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#6 posted 460 days ago

Good luck with it. You should be able to get er dialed in. Use the ole “persuader” to adjust.

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kdc68

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#7 posted 460 days ago

http://woodgears.ca/delta_saw/alignment.html

At 90 degrees and full height I got the alignment perfect. I know how to achieve this now. Next issue is 45 degrees at full height. The back of the blade drops .009. So this means I have to drop the front end by placing a shim or really thin washer between the underside of the table and the trunnion. I found a link that explains how to do this. According to the link, in my situation I would need to drop the front end by .025.
The math is .009×1.41 (1.41 is one over the sin of 45 degrees) x 2 = 0.02538
Does anybody know this a correct way to fix my problem.

Any opinions is appreciated

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 460 days ago

check out the write up in this ridgid forum thread:

https://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/t25836/

it addresses alignment @ 45*. although its for the 4511, which had cabinet mounted trunions, the calculation of the need for shims, the size of the shim(s) and their placement (which corner) still apply to table mounted trunions. the shims would just go between the underside of the table and the trunion as you indicated above.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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kdc68

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#9 posted 459 days ago

Thanks toolie...Great info and applicable to my situation. Took some calipers to the hardware store. Sifted through washers til I found some close to the right thickness. Bought a couple extra. Attached them all to a board with double sided tape. Held the board washer side down onto a belt sander til they got to about the thickness I needed. End result is I got the tilt-axis within a couple thousandths

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 459 days ago

”End result is I got the tilt-axis within a couple thousandths”

Nice work.

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

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