Having run out of ideas for the moment, I would like to pick the minds
of the group. I have been searching for the answer with google, but
not sure if I am finding the right ones.
For some background info, I had several posts awhile back about the
Grizzly G0444Z TS which I ended up getting. Like it a lot. Thought
it was set up properly and have been using it to do some remodeling
around the house.
The problem: Recently had occasion to make 45 degree miters to put up
some chair rail. Making the cut with the face of the trim up on a
crosscut sled (which seems to cut square to about 1/32" in about 6 or
7' using a 5 cut test). Once I did some test cuts to get 45 degrees
correctly, I looked at the piece and noticed that it looked off. Set
a square (which is pretty square) on the edge of the trim with the
other arm across the cut I just made...big gap on one edge (seriously
around 1/16" or more in about 3"). WTF??? A straight cut produces no
noticable gap across the cut edge, so why would the miter cut?
Finished my cuts by making the sled fence square to the blade and
making the cuts. Is this the only answer? A fence that is not square
to the blade once you tilt the blade?
The blade measures parallel to the miter slots, although now it is not
since I have been messing with the under works to try to solve this
issue. Thought maybe it needed a shim in the trunnion mounting bolt.
But a shim in the one that seemed appropriate to move the alignment of
the blade to throw things more in alignment. Did not change the
outcome at all.
Sorry for the long post, not sure what to check or what to change.
Although I do need to realign the blade parallel to the miter slots
again now from fussing with the trunnion bolts in the rear of the saw.
Many thanks in advance.