I have a 1989 Delta contractor's saw, 34-441. It is a solid unit without much
wear, and the mechanicals are generally in good condition.
However, there is a slight weakness. The front trunion worm gear has some play in
it. When the saw is at 0 degrees, the trunion is against the stop and the play is
not a factor. At an angle other than 0, the trunion assembly can move back and
forth about .025". The online manual for 34-444 shows an eccentric that can be
adjusted to zero out the clearance.
It turns out that my saw does not match the diagram, and a call to Delta confirmed
that the eccentric adjustment was not present on my model.
Is it possible to shim or otherwise make an adjustment to the mechanism to reduce
or eliminate the play ?