|Forum topic by Tim Washburn||posted 10-14-2013 10:46 AM||760 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-14-2013 10:46 AM
Hi Everyone, my name is Tim and this is my first post. Have only read posts until now.
I am a “hobby woodworker” and recently moved into a new house which has a big garage, so I am setting up a woodshop. My dad used to do quite a bit of woodworking when I was a kid, and I have always liked doing it as a hobby.
I have an older Craftsman RAS (I love the RAS, my dad has one, and they are really nice for cross/miter cuts, and extra work space on the table when not in use) The model of the RAS is 113.198111. I bought the saw in rough condition for only 50 dollars, ordered the refurb kit from craftsman, took the saw apart down to the nuts and bolts (so I am pretty familiar with the workings of the saw)...cleaned everything up, and reassembled it. It’s looking pretty nice now and runs perfect. I did all of the adjustments in order from the manual, but I have one problem.
When I move the saw to say…45 degrees, then back to 0, there is alot of free movement at the 0 degree mark. It is almost impossible to perfectly square the saw back up to the fence by using the keyed spot in the pillar. I can use the gauge and get it pretty close, but not exact. Is there a way to tighten up the space on the column in which the arm swings around so when it comes back to 0, it’s a tighter fit?