|Forum topic by jp90||posted 33 days ago||515 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
33 days ago
Well, with help from the forum and a PALS system, I finally got around to aligning my table saw to a much tighter tolerance. I used the block and screw method for a while, but recently bought a dial indicator. With it I was able to get the saw to within a .0015” tolerance from front to back pretty quickly (BIG praise for the PALS).
I then checked my rip fence. I have a powermatic 64A which has a plastic (cutting board material) fence face. Sliding the indicator along the fence, it seems to vary back and forth, primarily staying within a +/- .003” range. BUT, near the end of the saw, past the end of the cut area the fence veers towards the blade by about .010”.
So, how can I fix this? Is this worth worrying about? I’m guessing it is.