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02-19-2015 04:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw miter track parallel issues tablesaw

Hello I have a ridgid 3660 table saw that the miter slots are not parallel to each other. They measured to be out .060
is that normal?? I had the top replaced and this one is better but still not parallel they measured out .019 much better.

Why would someone measure the slots to begin with well I tried making a few table saw sleds any they just would not slide and after doing some more checking here it what i have found out.

So now since I am dealing with a .019 taper do you think it is acceptable??

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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#1 posted 02-19-2015 04:13 PM

0.02” isn’t too bad, but I really don’t know what the spec is….0.002” would sure be better. The work arounds could include registering your sleds to the edge of the table and/or to the slot that’s closest to being parallel with the table edges and blade. I’d also double check your measuring method just be sure.

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 04:22 PM

I have measured 1/2 doz. times and I’m using a 0- “1.0 dial indicator running a bar that finds the center of the slot can’t get a better measurement… if so I’d like to know I’ve also oh when using my dial indicator my measurements are .0300
and when I use a shit method with a miter gage i get .016- .019 So i have checked it using to different methods and come up with the same results.

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 04:59 PM

Are both sides of the slots out of whack? You could make a sled that runs on the outer or inner edges of both slots.

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#4 posted 02-19-2015 05:02 PM

No the left slot is ok and I tuned my blade off the left slot and trued the fence from that side as well.

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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#5 posted 02-19-2015 10:52 PM

that should be fine.

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