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steiner

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04-02-2009 05:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw blade alignment

...but I don’t know how. I’m about to align a crosscut sled that I’m building, so I need to make sure the blade is dead on. Looks like it’s about 1/64” off from the front to the back of the blade. Can someone point me to a diagram showing how to adjust it? I’ve learned a ton from online sources, but haven’t come across this yet.

Thanks.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas


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#1 posted 04-02-2009 08:32 AM

You should have instructions on how to do this in the instruction manual that came with the saw. This proceedure varies quite a bit between conractor and cabinet saws as well as benchtop machines. If you post what kind of saw you have you may find someone with that model who has experience in this.

-- Tom Hintz, www.newwoodworker.com

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 08:43 AM

what type of TS do you have?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 01:59 PM

If you google table saw alignment you’ll find plenty of tutorials.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 03:02 PM

If you have a contractor’s saw send me a PM with your email address and I’lll send you an article I wrote on this subject.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 03:40 PM

The saw is an old Rockwell 34-607 that I got a little over a year ago. Just starting to clean it up and really get into it. No instruction manual.

Here's a saw just like it.

Thanks for all the responses.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 04:16 PM

Looks like my article will be applicable – I’ll send it.

-- Joe

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#7 posted 04-03-2009 04:44 AM

Thanks for the article. Looks like you really went in depth. Hopefullly, I won’t need all of the article. I just found an exploded diagram of my saw on Delta’s site. Need to print it out and start figuring out which bolts I need to adjust. Your photos are great, but for a newbie like me, they’re a little too close up, not sure quite what I’m looking at. Thanks all for your help.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#8 posted 04-03-2009 04:55 AM

You should be able to relate my photos to the exploded view of your saw. Let me know if you can’t. The bolts that you will loosen are the four that hold the trunnion to the bottom of the saw’s table.

-- Joe

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#9 posted 01-05-2015 07:04 PM

Hello ajosephg and steiner. I’m new to this site, living in Reno, NV, retired and am slowly getting into some woodworking. I acquired a Rockwell 34-607 table saw last year and am in need of aligning the blade as steiner was. This is my first post. I would have liked to send either of you a message but the site only allows the messages after the message sender has made 5 posts. So, I’m not there.

I would appreciate very much ajosephg, the same article you passed on to steiner detailing the aligning of the blade.

Thank you very much, best regards, Jim

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#10 posted 01-05-2015 08:10 PM

Here you go. Let me know if I can be of further help.

http://tablesawalignment.com/joe-gratzl-tsrebuild.pdf

PS – this was written many years ago, so the links referenced in the story may no longer work.

-- Joe

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#11 posted 01-05-2015 08:35 PM

Hello Joe,

That was unbelievably quick. I sincerely appreciate your help! I’ll work on this this coming weekend. Best regards, Jim

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#12 posted 01-06-2015 12:16 AM

If you CAN find a PALs system that fits your TS it comes highly recommend. You just cant nudge, hammer and band the loose Blade ass. with the bolts loose then expect to tighten the trunnions bots up and expect the ass. not tot shift then I go some Swap land for you.

Or you can look at how their work and make your own. I ordered my pals for the Ridgid R4512. They diddnt fit because the news trunnion bolts are 10mm and not the older 9/16 which the PALs were made for. But buy playing with them I figured out how to make some from items from Home Cheapo.

Heres a image I made of how I made mine

-- Rich

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#13 posted 01-06-2015 01:08 AM

Hello rantingrich,

Thank you for the post and diagram? Being uninformed, what is a PALs system.

Thank you, Jim

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