Accurize Your Tablesaw
saw for absolutely
straight, smooth and
By Richard Tendick
When my contractor’s saw was new, it cut
perfectly. Over the years, it gradually
went out of whack. I’ll show you what I
did to accurize it so that my blade cuts true again.
Precisely aligning your saw’s blade doesn’t require
any special tools, but it sure helps to have a dial indicator.
An inexpensive one costs only $22. Some special
hardware is also a big help when you make small
adjustments under the table (see “PALS Simplifies
Alignment,” page 3). You don’t need this
hardware to follow my procedures, but
I guarantee it will save you time
Have you had these problems?
Accurizing your saw should solve one or more of these aggravating problems.
Before you begin the accurizing procedures, make sure your fence lines
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Align the blade at 90°, then 45°.
Aligning your blade is a two-step process. First, you set
To align the blade at 90°, shift the rear trunnion bracket
To align the blade at 45°, lower one or both trunnion
(Note: Product availability and costs are subject to change since original publication date.)
In-Line Industries, in-lineindustries.com, 800-533-6709, Contractor saw precision alignment
Little Machine Shop, littlemachineshop.com, 800-981-9663, Dial indicator set,
Lee Valley, leevalley.com, 800-871-8158, Brass shim stock sampler pack, #27K07.50.
This story originally appeared in American Woodworker October 2006, issue #124.