Having run out of ideas for the moment, I would like to pick the minds of the group. I have been searching for the answer with google, but not sure if I am finding the right ones.
For some background info, I had several posts awhile back about the Grizzly G0444Z TS which I ended up getting. Like it a lot. Thought it was set up properly and have been using it to do some remodeling around the house.
The problem: Recently had occasion to make 45 degree miters to put up some chair rail. Making the cut with the face of the trim up on a crosscut sled (which seems to cut square to about 1/32" in about 6 or 7' using a 5 cut test). Once I did some test cuts to get 45 degrees correctly, I looked at the piece and noticed that it looked off. Set a square (which is pretty square) on the edge of the trim with the other arm across the cut I just made...big gap on one edge (seriously around 1/16" or more in about 3"). WTF??? A straight cut produces no noticable gap across the cut edge, so why would the miter cut?
Finished my cuts by making the sled fence square to the blade and making the cuts. Is this the only answer? A fence that is not square to the blade once you tilt the blade?
The blade measures parallel to the miter slots, although now it is not since I have been messing with the under works to try to solve this issue. Thought maybe it needed a shim in the trunnion mounting bolt. But a shim in the one that seemed appropriate to move the alignment of the blade to throw things more in alignment. Did not change the outcome at all.
Sorry for the long post, not sure what to check or what to change. Although I do need to realign the blade parallel to the miter slots again now from fussing with the trunnion bolts in the rear of the saw. Many thanks in advance.