Well, I have the aforementioned Dial Indicator set from Grizzly, and was
wondering about setup for checking out TS alignment.
In checking arbor shaft/flange runout, or the runout of any rotating
component, should I measure by rotating the component and allowing the tip
of the indicator to ride on the thing I'm measuring or should I zero it out,
then lift the tip and rotate the shaft say to 90, 180 and 270 degrees and
see how far out the shaft is from concentric? I guess an easier way to put
it is will I do any damage to the gauge by having a lateral force (the
shaft or wheel I would rotate by hand...) acting on the measuring plunger of
the dial indicator?
Also, I can't get any specs from General for any of the common alignments,
such as Arbor & shaft Runout, and paralellism between the blade/miter slots
and blade/rip fence. I am also wondering how to check and adjust backlash
for the sector gears. I don't think I have a problem, but dammit, I want to
know that everything is okay. Benchmarking if you will.
I checked the runout on the blade just under the gullets and it is at
I have emailed CSR at General ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and the last 4 emails
have bounced back. I did get a response about parts prices, but the CSR
wanted to know *WHY*
I wanted the specs. Lame.
Any help y'all can give would be appreciated, I expect I'll be checking out
the jointer and bandsaw next.