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Forum topic by Bill74 posted 04-18-2013 06:17 AM 788 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2013 06:17 AM

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I have an old Jet contractors saw. (It is over 30 years old and gray, not the standard beige)
Just recently, the blade appears to have shifted approximately 1/16” to the right and is no longer aligned with the splitter. (I actually use the Excalibur Merlin removable splitter.) The splitter did not move. Does anyone have any idea as to what happened. I could re-adjust the splitter, but this would just be treating the symptom and not the cause.

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 09:38 AM

It could be that the trunnion alignment has moved, or that the connecting rods between the trunnion brackets have twisted within the bracket. Either way, I’d Google some ideas for aligning the blade on a contractor saw.

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 01:22 PM

After 30 years, something has probably come loosened underneath, causing it to move. I’d take the top off and start checking ALL the bolts and mountings

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 03:08 PM

If the trunnion moved it would have moved the splitter with it. I’d look at the arbor bearings first.

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