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How do I make the blade parallel to the fence on a model #113.242460 table saw. The blade pinches at the end of the cut

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Look in your owners manual under adjustments, if you dont have one go to "managemyhome.com" and with your model number you can download a manual for the tool

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I have a craftsman professional radial arm saw model 9058 the blade is dog tracking how do I adjust it


On my old unit, there are 4 allen head bolts that secure the saw to the housing. If you slack them back you should be able to set the alignment so the blade is exactly at right angles to the fence. Just use a framing square to align. When you turn the housing for ripping cuts it should be parallel to the fence.
No more dog tracking!

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Table saw blade alignment


Are you referring to the table top or rip fence alignment? The blade itself is not aligned. We adjust the table to parallel with blade and the rip fence should toe away from blade 0.01mm over the length of the rip fence to prevent binding.

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I have an older Rockwell 10 in. table saw, model 34-440. The blade is cutting approx 2/32 to 3/32 off from front to rear causing a wide saw cerf and difficulty feeding the material through against the...


These lightweight saws can be somewhat problematic in this respect. They have a tendency to come out of adjustment as they are moved about.
First, make sure the blade you're using is true and has little runout. You can check this using a micrometer, or simply marking a tooth and spinning the blade by hand (power unplugged) to see if the blade runs true or wavers in its path. If the blade is warped or bent the problem is probably there rather than the table.
Second, check to make sure the fence is properly adjusted, parallel to the mitre slots. If the fence is out of adjustment, the path of the material relative to the blade will not be parallel, and this can cause poor cuts.
Third, hope it's one of the first two. If not, set a day or weekend aside to work on the saw. Get some good light and flip it over on a table or horses so you can see what you're doing. Have the parts diagram and owner's manual on hand.
You'll need to loosen the bolts that hold the table top against the saw mechanism beneath the top, and shift the saw relative to the top in the desired direction to correct for the out-of true path of the blade relative to the table top. On some lighter saws like yours, this entails re-adjusting most of the saw mechanisms to run true, as they are frequently independently bolted to the underside of the table and not unified construction that moves as a single piece.
You have to shift the saw slightly in the required direction, check the runout of the blade, then repeat until you get it right. If you're skilled and you don't mind standing on your head, you can do this with the saw in position.
There are many excellent articles online that detail this procedure if you search google for "table saw tune up", so I won't elaborate on the details. Try to find one that has a saw similar to yours as an example. Good luck.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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I am getting very bad kickback about 3/4 the way through my cuts. I have a new blade on the saw. I dont really know how to troubleshoot this.


Possible that the fence you are using is not on a true parallel line with the blade and as a result it is causing the wood to pull into the blade causing kickback. I would do an alignment procedure on the fence to make it as true to the blade as possible.

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Wood feels like its "pinching" between blad and fence


Possibly the problem is the wood itself. If it is burning both sides of the kerf then it is probably that your kiln dried wood is picking up moisture on the outside from the environment which causes it to bow inwards as it passes the saw. I have even had this problem with plywood. Just keeping timber in an unheated workshop for a while can cause the problem but after a few months it should equalize and the problem disappear at about 15% moisture content. (kiln dried timber should be nearer 10%)
Cut part way along a plank and then mesure the kerf at the end of the plank and at the front of the cut. if it is significantly narrower at the plank end then that is your problem.
These hard woods you mention are always a problem to cut on domestic saws at usually a maximum of 2000 watts . I use a 4500 watt motor in my saw and it will still complain at dry oak, ash and maple etc. especially if they are moving a bit as I cut them. Before I retired I had a panel saw half as powerful again as that and still those hard woods could cause trouble.

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New table saw, timber runninig off away from guide, saw blade running its own line,do i need to reset the guide.


The guide is called a fence. The fence should be positioned to the right of the blade. When using the fence, the largest part of the board goes between the blade and fence. Fences are typically have some relief toward the end, so you don't get the blade cutting on it's way down, and then cutting again on it's way up.

Apr 22, 2010 | Craftsman 10" Table Saw

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Powermatic 3000 saw not cutting true , have blade true w/top & top true w/fence & even removed splitter to no avail???????????


The blade and fence must be parallel to the miter slot. Splitter or riving knife needs to be parallel to the blade.

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The front and back of the blade are not square to


use a square to sure up your blade so you are at a true 90 degree

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Blade isn't cutting well. It smokes and the wood rides up as it is cutting. The saw is 14 yrs old but blade has only been used a few times. I think it needs alignment. Can I do that myself?


You should be able to adjust the fence but every model is different so I probably cannot tell you exactly how. My Biesemeyer fence has 2 set screws on front guide of the fence for parallel adjustment to the blade (this fence is a single piece fence). I had a Sears contractor saw that had 2 bolts on the top of the fence that needed to be loosened, the fence moved parallel, and the bolts tightened again (the Sears fence was a bolt together fence). Whatever fence you have I would think the adjustment would be on the front part of the fence. I would remove the fence (the fence only, not the guides) from your table saw and take a close look at it for any adjustment screws (the Biesemeyer set screws are somewhat hidden) . If the fence bolts together you will probably need to loosen the bolts to do the alignment. There is a quick check you can make to verify the problem is the fence not being parallel to the blade because your problem could also be caused by a bent saw blade arbor (the saw blade would wobble as it turns)

ø Lock your fence down and measure from the front of the blade to the fence and from the back of the blade to the fence. These measurements should be within 1/32” (ideally is should be zero).
ø If the fence passes the test above, you can see if your saw blade shaft is bent by sliding the fence very near the blade, locking the fence down, and rotation the blade by hand (unplug the saw first). If the blade rubs on the fence as it rotates then you could have a bent arbor, a bad arbor bearing, or a bent blade.

Oct 03, 2009 | Craftsman 10" Table Saw

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Biesemeyer fence not parallel to blade.


Yes you can adjust the angle of the fence. There are two adjusters at the front of the fence where it meets the fence rail. Adjusting these will pivot the fence either slightly left or slightly right.

There is a basc video on youtube my daughter made to show you how to align yourfence to the saw blade.

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