Blade to miter slot problem

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Forum topic by MontyJ posted 03-25-2014 05:14 PM 599 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2014 05:14 PM

Hey folks,

I have grizzly 1022z contractor saw. I built a crosscut sled for it and have noticed that the kerf is too wide. So, I double checked the blade to the miter slot, and sure enough it was out by nearly 1/8”. No, problem. I took the top off and went through the alignment procedure in the book, but ran into a snag. I ran out of adjustment before the blade was parallel to the slot. I’m still .12cm (or about 3/64”) short of being perfect.

I figure my options are:

A) Remove the trunnion assembly and enlarge the adjustment holes.

B) Carefully grind away the screw threads that pass through the trunnion, thereby making the screw more narrow.

I’m not overly thrilled about either option. Any other suggestions out there?


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#1 posted 03-25-2014 06:08 PM

You could also contact Grizzly and see what they recommend. It is their product after all. I am not familiar with that saw so I can’t offer any additional help. Good luck.

Outside the box question. Are you sure the blade is fully seated on the arbor? and that the blade is true. Both could cause the width you are seeing. I doubt that is the issue but it is sure easy to check.

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 06:39 PM

I ended up having to enlarge the trunnion holes in my delta contractor saw before I sold it.
That was such a major PITA, from that point forward I vowed never again to own a table saw with table mounted trunnions.

I just aligned the blade to miter slot on my steel city hybrid with cabinet mounted trunnions and it took all of 10 minutes to be within .001” parallel.

Death to table mounted trunnions.

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 08:01 PM

Don’t be hasty these things are usually factory set.If you enlarge the holes it must be a desperate and very last measure , and you must get another set of hands to help you.With hopefully someone who knows what they are doing.I wish you well. Alistair

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 08:33 PM

I called Grizzly tech support and discussed the issue with them. The tech was very helpful and finally recommended using a die cutter to enlarge the adjustment holes. I used my dremel tool with a cutting stone. The blade is now aligned to .009” of the miter slot. That’s a number I can definitely live with.

Hats off to Grizzly. Even with a saw this old, the tech was willing to take the time to help me out. He even spoke English as a first language!

Thanks for the replies folks!

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