|Forum topic by manyironsinfire||posted 02-28-2013 05:57 AM||3603 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
02-28-2013 05:57 AM
I purchased a steel city contractor saw last weekend and I’m having a good bit of buyers remorse. They brag about the cabinet mounted trunnions but its worse then a table mount the way they did it in my opinion. The seams for the wings are in the miter slots, this really over complicates things if you ask me. Here’s the problem I have.
I aligned the blade to the table first, then installed and leveled the left wing with the 4 jack screws, was fine. Next I installed the right wing, here I found out that the alignment bolts for the wing wouldn’t allow me to position it correctly with the main table. So I took the left wing off and repositioned and resquared the table to the blade. Reinstalled the left wing no problem. Put the right Wing on, now the bolts don’t allow me to have the wing close enough to the table. So I took the wings off and after some measuring determined that the rear trunnion/ table mount needs to be moved to the left about a 1/16th to truly fix the problem. Can it be moved over without throwing the trunnion movement out of whack? Could maybe get it just moving the main table again but that’s getting old.
I hate to see what resquaring the blade is like with the fence on, i can see every time you do you’ll have to readjust the miter slot gap and possibly wing level. Here’s a link to the manual that has a parts diagram on page 40. The front and rear trunnion/table is part 249 and 222, if anyone wants to give some advise I’d appreciate it. Suppose I should call call tech support but I’m equaliy tempted to take it back.
This is after figuring out their bad directions, bolts not in the bags they say. I got longer bolts for the table since the original ones only had a couple threads holding. Took 2 trips to the bolt place because they re 5/16 bolts with a metric Allen head on them, I thought they were metric so that’s what I got the first time.
To anyone that has one, has it held miter slot square and gap spacing well or have you had to adjust it? I suppose if this only needs done every few years I could live with it.