Rebuilding a Craftsman 113.29991. Alignment Question

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Forum topic by rstandi posted 04-13-2015 01:53 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2015 01:53 PM

Hi, All,

Rebuilding a Craftsman 113.29991 Table saw. I got the PALS system. The trunions are rounded on this saw. Will the PALS work with out filing them flat? and if not, what is the best way to smooth them?


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#1 posted 04-14-2015 02:18 AM

Ditch the pals. Just clamp a cheap dial gauge to the head of ad miter gauge. Remove all slop from the miter bar. Aligning the blade to a miter slot, following the OM instructions should take 15 minutes, tops.

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 09:17 AM

Agreed. PAL’s are a nice idea but I didn’t discover them until after I had aligned my saw. Mine took about 1/2 hour – I don’t think PAL’s would have sped that up.

I spent more time than that constructing this to help with the alignment:

I still use it to check alignment once in a while – going on 7 years now and I haven’t had to realign it! PAL’s seem like an expensive investment for something you will use so seldom.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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