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How do I adjust the blade so that is parallel to the miter slot on my 10" table saw that is about 10 years old?

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I fond some model numbers for table saws and I would recommend going to managemyhome.com with your model number and you can download a manual for this tool with detailed instructions on how to align so it is cutting square. I used the model number 11329884 just to see and I was looking at page 55

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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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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.

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