I was wondering if someone can help me. I have a contractor saw, and it
has gone out of alignment. As I'm ripping a board, the back side of the
blade is closer to the fence than the front, so its pressing on the
board quite hard, making it hard to push the board through. I'd say the
back of the blade off by 1/16" towards the fence.
I looked in the manual, but didnt see how to adjust for this! Can
anyone give me an idea what to adjust?!
NP, just get a taper jig and adjust it to correct the fence offset.
Either that or adjust the fence. Be sure to push "start" button when
you want to cut something. And don't slide your guide hand into the saw
blade after depressing "start".
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The Xacta Fence on my Jet Contractor saw has two set screws on the inside
face of the clamping mechanism which are used to adjust the fence so it's
parallel to the blade. By inside face, I mean the piece that fits betwen
the rail and the saw. To access them you have to take the fence off, or at
least lift the front section. I'm not sure what the standard fence has, but
would assume it's similar.
Yeah, isn't that a pain? I replaced the set screws on mine with standard
hex-head bolts. Now I can adjust the fence in place, with an open-end wrench.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I didnt think to check the fence so I jsut
did and it is perfectly alighned with the miter slots, so I dont think
that is out of alignment. I suppose I could align it to the blade, but
that will throw off my cuts too.
Is there an adjustment for the entire blade assembly?
I am using the 6" rails and exacta fence. My table is extended a few
feet to the right.
Sounds like the blade is not parallel to the miter slots. No idea on yours
but my grizzly has 4 bolts under the corners of the table. You adjust the
top so its square to the blade. You do not adjust the blade.
Be careful when attempting to align the blade (trunion) to the miter slot.
It's best to barely loosen the trunion bolts, and to leave one of the front
ones fairly snug. Use a block of wood and hammer to tap on the rear of the
trunion to "nudge" it into alignment. The trunion has a tendency to shift as
the bolts are re-tightened, and the whole porcess can get a bit frustrating.
I'd recommend doing a google search on contractor saw alignment - there's
lot's of good info available that will make things a lot easier.
You don't say what is out of alignment. If it's the fence adjust it
accordingly to your specific fence by lining it up to the miter slot. Then
slide the fence to the blade and see if that is out of alignment. If it is
you have to loosen the bolts at the rear of the triunion and one in front
and adjust the blade to line up with the fence.
The easiest way to align your miter gage with the miter slot is to put a
3/4" board in the miter slot and push the fence up against it and adjust the
screws so it stays put front and back. Then use the fence to align the
blade. Don't forget to align the splitter as that may also be your problem.
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