I have watched various alignment videos about how to align your table
saw blade to the
miter slot. I have a gauge and see that the blade is off by 25/1000 of
an inch. The videos
say that you loosen the bolts that hold the table to the base and
whack it with a rubber
mallet to align it.
I tried this but it turns out my walker turner 2221 (~1950) table saw
has a 4 other inaccessible
bolts holding the chassis to the table.
Does anyone have any clues about how this beast might be adjusted?
It weighs 400 pounds, I can't believe I have to flip it to do this.
I'm a novice (read fool) and probably should have passed on buying
this thing, but at $250 it
seemed like a reasonable deal since it runs good and has a good
surface and a flat fence.
Does anyone have any opinions about .25 inch? maybe I can just
fagetdabodit and make
Well, those 4 inaccessible bolts must be accessable, some one put them
in....;~). It may be time to upgrade your tools. You may have to reach
them with longer extensions or a crow foot on an extension.
I do agree with not tilting unless absolutely necessary. That would only
increase the difficulty in adjusting the top especially when you are looking
for less than .005" from the front to the back of the blade tooth location.
Remember to measure using the "SAME" tooth, rotate the blade to relocate the
tooth for measurements.
Remember the closer to dead-on perfect will be rewarding as any other
problems will amplify from this point.
Not a fool, just inexperienced with this saw as I would be on that
And once you've done that, tilt the blade (or table, in some cases) and
see if it's still in line. Some contractor type saws have the trunnions
out of line so that it can line up at 90 but not at 45. If that's the
case you'll have to shim the trunnions to fix it.
I agree with Phil. If you ask over on OWWM.org (it's free) someone
there can probably give a quick answer.
Also over on the .com site (OWWM.com... it's free too) there are some
Walker Turner manuals and diagrams. About a dozen or so are for
different WT table saw models.
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