PC Tablesaw out of alignment

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Forum topic by Tom7929 posted 01-27-2015 03:52 PM 656 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2015 03:52 PM

First off I have a PCB220TS (about 6months old), with a Freud P410T Fusion Circular Saw Blade

Ok so everything was fine, saw was cutting true until i tried a 45deg miter. I rotated the blade with the blade tilting handwheel. I vaugley recall a bit of resistance but nothing big. Didn’t care for the setup so ultimately neve even made a cut before returning it to 90deg.

Anyhow, now the blade is sitting at an angle. It’s 90deg to the table, however the back of the blade is 1/4in to the right of the front of the blade. In other words, the front of the blade is sitting roughly center of the zero clearance insert while the back is hitting the side of the insert (on the right side). I’ve tried loosening the alignment bolts (which were solidly tighened to begin with) and adjusting the trunion but no luck.

Anyone else come accross this issue?

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#1 posted 01-27-2015 04:43 PM

Sorry to hear about the alignment difficulty. One of the challenges with jobsite saws is that the smaller footprint makes them more difficult to align. Given the direction your blade is veering, it’s quite a dangerous shift as it sounds like it’s a kickback risk.

Other things to check might be the arbor and/or motor position. That may have moved relative to the trunnion assembly.

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#2 posted 01-27-2015 04:48 PM

Thanks, yeah I haven’t flipped it on since i noticed it was hitting the metal zero clearance insert. The only thing i can think is the motor shifted. Just seems as though if it were so easy to mess up the alignment, others would’ve come across this as well. Unfortunately, couldn’t find any refrence to it online.

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#3 posted 01-29-2015 03:51 AM

Sounds like something may be lodged in the curved slot that the trunnion rides in when angling the blade.

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