scully (in email@example.com) said:
| Just bought a brand new Porter Cable Benchto top table saw, see it
| here: http://www.porter-cable.com/index.asp?eT7&pI46
| While setting it up I found the machined aluminium table is slightly
| concave from front to back It is consistent along the entire width
| of the saw table. It looks pretty good from end to end. It is only
| a poofteenth [14 thou] from being flat and am wondering whether
| this is within acceptable tolerances for this type of saw.
| Would they actually machine it like this on purpose? and if so why?
| I have never owned a table saw prooir to this and really have no
| idea to what sort of tolerances are acceptable.
With a list price of more than US$500, I'd take it back to exchange
for a machine with a flat (to within +/- 0.001") table. It sounds as
if you got a warpeed casting.
No, they wouldn't intentionally machine it that way.
DeSoto, Iowa USA