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After inserting a blade in the quick lok, the blade does not line up straight with the guide. The blade goes beyond center.

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The blade lines upaccording to the rotor shaft and has nothing with the guide except for the fact that the table has been droped and bent out of place or has been tweeked out of place somehow, usually hitting the floor from the table top causes this. Loosen the table screw to see if you can get it back in place and square it back up, hope this helps, good luck!

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