|Forum topic by JesseTutt||posted 10-08-2013 07:47 PM||823 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-08-2013 07:47 PM
I started to align the contractor’s saw today. As I was using a dial indicator in the miter slot to verify that the saw blade is parallel to miter slot, I noticed an unusual thing. As I slide the dial indicator’s tip across the side of a carbide tooth the dial indicator changed its reading by a 2 – 3 thousandths. So when I take a measurement with a given tooth at the front of the saw, rotate it to the back of the saw and take a measurement, my measurement could be off based solely on where I placed the pint on the saw tooth
Here is a diagram (I am not an artist):
As I slide the dial indicator from point D to point E, I will notice the 2 – 3 thousandths change.
-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri