I've got an old 10" Walker Turn table saw that's been through a few
restorations. The problem is that the blade is not quite parallel to
the mitre slot. It's had the bearings repacked (probably 40 years
ago) and I am wondering if that is the likely culprit. The lift
mechanism and arbor unit fall into slots cut into the underside of the
table, so I know it's not rotated wrt the table. I have considered
taking the mechanism to a machine shop to have the bearings packed
again, and I have also considered replacing the saw alltogether.
Lastly, I need a new rip fence. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I'm not familiar with your saw but I have a Wadkin of similar vintage.
If the bearings haven't been touched in 40 years its probably time they had
an overhaul anyway, but I doubt that that is the problem.
If you loosen the bolts that hold the spindle assembly to the table you
should be able to align to the miter slot. The procedure is:
Mark one tooth on the blade, or an area immediately behind the tooth, and
rotate that mark to the front of the saw. Attach a rod to the miter gauge
and adjust it so that it contacts say a 0.02" blade of a feeler gauge in
contact with your mark. Rotate the blade so the mark is now at the back of
the saw and move the miter gauge with rod to the mark. Measure the gap with
your feeler guages, it should of course be 0.02", if not move the spindle
You might be better off asking this on the OWWM forum.
There are a couple/few Walker-Turner owners there and a
couple/few people knowledgable in these things.
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