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Blade Alignment? While ripping a piece of wood on my Dewalt 744 table saw the blade and splitter become tight against the finished side of the board. the long the piece the tighter it gets. the blade and fence seem to be parallel. but some thing is misaligned. The piece of wood jams in between the fence and the blade at the back of the blade. Tried to adjust the two 10 mm bolts but that didn't help. The fence is perfectly square with the miter gauge slot. When I move the fence to the blade, the fence hits the back of the blade with a 3/16 inch gap remaining at the front of the blade. I thought these saws were calibrated at the factory. Can someone help?

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Ok yep your blade is out of alignment with the fence. It is closer to the fence at the rear than the front. You need to make the modification or adjustment to your fence, if it allows that, and then worry about the miter slots later (which should be adjusted miter slot to blade, not miter slot to fence). You might be able to adjust the miter slot to blade by moving the actual table and then securing witht he table mount bolts. Check your manual for how to align the fence.

You do want to fix that though as it can be potentially dangerous and result in kickback of the workpiece which is a rather SCARY thing, and very dangerous.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • rocketscott Feb 12, 2011

    The other possible problem is that the blade is out of alignment with the table. There are two bolts under the back of the table that allow you to align the motor assemble to the table if this is the case. Before you go and adjust anything check the relationships between the fence, table, and blade.

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Often the rack & pinion adjustment system will skip a tooth, usually in the front. This happens to me all the time. Before you adjust the hex bolts at the back of the saw, try flexing the adjusting knob down and manually moving the front of the fence left or right, whichever way it needs to go to be straight. Let up on the adjusting knob and see if it reseats itself back in the right spot. If you look at how the gear on the knob meshes into the toothed rack, it should be clear what I mean.Not sure if there's a way to tighten the play on the knob to keep this from happening, but it becomes more of an issue the longer you use the saw.

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