My basically new Dewalt TS *seems*
to have a warped top, and I don't know
what to do about it, if anything -- and how to proceed with the retailer,
Woodcraft, and with DeWalt. The first indication was when I started
ripping pieces 1.5" wide and noticed with a gauge a difference between the
top and bottom thicknesses.
When I got the saw from the local Woodcraft store, I "carefully" squared
everything up and all was well until I noticed that while the blade was
square to the table from the left side, it was not square on the right. To
be sure about this (and as an excuse for a new gadget), I bought the "Angle
Perfect II" from Woodcraft.
It arrived yesterday and last night I confirmed the difference, right side
of the blade and left. I don't have feeler gauges, but I would estimate
the gap at about 0.005 -- a bit wider than a piece of paper at one of the
Angle Perfect's touch points versus the other (about 1" distance between
them). For this process, I put on the saw a never-used (thin kerf) Forrest
WW I blade, cranked all the way up.
Now, all this being said, is it possible that what I am seeing is simply a
variation in the blade? Does it gradually get thicker all the way from the
center to the edges? If so, for the best setup, should I set the blade
angle to compromise left to right?
As for the table, I don't have an engineer's straight edge, but using a
variety of metal bars that I have, it does seem that there is a dip in the
table to the right of the blade - about enough to slip a piece of standard
typing paper under. Does this warrant a replacement from DeWalt?
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.