Table Saw Blade to Miter Gauge Alignment when at 45 Degrees...

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Forum topic by Graham posted 05-10-2009 11:28 PM 1921 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2009 11:28 PM

Hey folks,

I have a Steel City TS (35905).

The blade to miter gauge alignment when measured at 90 degrees to the table top is essentially dead on, but when measured at 45 degrees it is about 10 thousandths off.

The measurements are made with an A-Line-It fixture at the same point on the blade.

I have two questions:

1) Is this considered acceptable for cabinet making?

2) How is this adjusted? I recently read a Rigid TS review article in the Woodcraft magazine that mentioned it could be shimmed out but didn’t specify how.


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#1 posted 05-10-2009 11:33 PM

I never trust the markings on the miter gauge. I always use a 45 triangle or square.

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 12:10 AM

Hey Graham
I use a digital gauge they are very accurate. Yes if its that close it should be fine for cabinets just check any miters you make. If you don’t have access to a digital gauge a good combination square should get you close.

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 04:18 AM

If I understand what you’re describing,with the blade tilted to 45 and measuring alignment to the miter slot with the a-line-it, your blade is off by 0.010”. My SC 35920 also has this problem and the research has led me to believe that by shimming a corner of the table it will bring this measurement closer to 0. I have not tried it yet as all of my miters or bevel cuts have mated well. I recommend trying some 45 deg cuts and seeing if it is a problem for you. There is a post at another woodworking website that may be of help, but you have to be a member to view the pics. Hope this helps.

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 05:44 AM

Thanks dgerman that’s exactly what I am seeing.

I’ll give that a try. Intuitively, that sounds like a reasonable solution.


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