|Forum topic by Calmari||posted 01-19-2013 08:24 AM||832 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-19-2013 08:24 AM
I am having problems getting my blade aligned square to the miter tracks on my Rigid 3660. I was swapping out my blade and noticed that the splitter wasn’t parallel with the blade, did a little more checking and found my blade was out of square with my miter tracks. It is absolutely kicking my butt trying to get this blade square. For this saw, squaring is done by adjusting the trunnion via a lever at the rear of the table which is supposed to move the back of the blade left/right. The problem that I am having is that when I adjust the lever it shifts not only back of the blade but the front as well.
I am using the combo square method Marc demonstrated in his T/S setup video. I set the square to just barely kiss the blade at the front, then take the same tooth to the back and check the distance and then adjust the trunnion at that point. When I get it adjusted in the back I check the front again and the front has shifted, probably 1/32 of an inch. I got the blade the closest I could and then tightened the trunnion bolts. Then it got interesting.
I went to check the blade bevel stops and couldn’t tilt the blade past about 15 degrees without it binding up. I put the trunnion roughly back to where it was before and was again able to tilt the blade. but the blade was back out of square.
At this point I am at a loss. I bought the saw used a couple of years ago off CL and hadn’t had any problems with it until now. Anyone happen to have any experience with this particular saw and can offer some advice?