Hello. I'm a novice woodworker and just picked up my first table saw
yesterday. It's a Jet cabinet saw, 1-3/4 HP. I started assembling it
and while trying to line up the wing (die cast metal) on the left side
with the center table, I realized that the top surface doesn't line up
properly. After comparing both surfaces with a straight edge, I
determined that the wing was perfectly flat but the center surface was
slightly caved in - enough to fit two sheets of paper under my straight
edge. It created an uneven surface that was easily noticeable against
Is this acceptable from a brand new table saw? Is there anything I can
do to remedy this? Is it worth calling Jet?
Thanks for any advice.
How straight is your straight edge? Hint: if it came from Sears or Harbor
Freight, the answer is probably "not very straight".
You may well have a flat table, and a wing and "straight edge" that are not
straight. Make sure you're using a straight edge that is known to be accurate,
so that you know which piece is not flat and by how much.
Obviously either the table or the wing is not flat, and maybe both. Two sheets
of paper is too much deviation from straight to be acceptable IMHO. I'd call
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
Well, the straight edge is machined aluminium from Stanley. I drew a
straight line with a sharp pencil on a piece of paper and then flipped
the edge and compared against the pencil line. I think the straight
edge is "true".
I noticed this problem with my Jet after using it for almost a year. I
called Jet and they sent me a new top, no questions asked and didn't want
the old one back. It will become a right hand side wing as soon as I build a
mobile base that is wide enough to support the right side.
"Shut up and keep diggen"
Is it the Jet Supersaw ? I have same exact problem and posted it here
a couple weeks ago. It's not a leveling problem with the saw as
someone suggested. I do follow manual instructions as best as I can.
It seems the middle table is somewhat concave and needs adjusting or
replacement. I sent email to Jet and they responded quickly that my
problem was forwarded to technician. But no resolution to date.
It's the cabinet saw but I have the same problem where the middle table
is somewhat concave. I called Jet and they asked me to call them back
after measuring how much it was off by in 1000th of an inch. I guess, I
have to get feeler gauges and call them back.
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