I needed to make up about 20 small boxes for the daughter of a friend...
fortunately, another friend had just set up an old DeWalt RAS her father
had left her.
The table was a little out of kilter, and I wasn't too confident with the
fence, so I made up a temporary sled... put a two-foot piece of 3/4" board
on the table against the fence, cut a slot to fit a thin back board, and
use that. In theory, should have been absolute straight cuts after that.
Well... except that the metal column that the entire saw rides up and down
on has a slight pivot of about 3-4 degrees. :P
I was able to make do and get the boxes done, but now I'm curious... is
there any way to try and redress this behavior? The only thing I could
think of was trying to attach something to the top of the tube that the
column rides in which will extend into the column (hollow with a slot in
it), but I'm not sure that's the best bet.