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Hi, I own a Makita 2704 Table Saw. It seems as the blade is not perfectly square to the table. I can adjust the fence parallel to the blade, but then it's not parallel to the miter slot. This tells me that the blade, not the fence, should be adjusted. Normally one can adjust the table to the blade, but on this saw the motor is mounted directly to the table. Is there any way to adjust the blade to the table?

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SOURCE: Table Saw blade

Did you remove the center plate? It has to come out before you can remove the blade. Also make sure that the saw is unplugged before you go any further. If you still have questions contact me and I will do what I can. Also if you would like you can download a schematic of this tool at Makitatools.com just type in your model and look at the schematic. Good luck

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Blade Alignment?

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

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SOURCE: Miter slots on table are not parallel to blade

Either the saw is a cheapo and you can't do anything about it. If it is a better quality saw it should have at least four bolts or lugs where it it fastened to the table. Turn it upside down and locate those bolts. Loosen them - don't remove them- and turn it right side up. Now shift the motor assembly around until it is parallel with the miter slot. Make sure it is unplugged the whole time. Turn it upside down again and tighten the bolts. Recheck it and if it moved repeat the procedure.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Adjusting Blade/Miter Groove Alignment on 1950's Craftsman Table

Try using a 1/16 thick flat washer as a shim where the mounting bolts/trunions mate with table. 1/16 shim on front mounting bolt will shift front of blade over 1/16 or 1 on the back mounting bolt will shift back of blade over

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

Garry Clelland

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SOURCE: i can't get the rip fence on my bosch 4000 table

hi ,
this is the link to the bosch manual for your table saw , it has the assembly instructions ( just reverse them ) and full details of the alignment proceadures required to true the blade/guides and fences up .
http://mdm.boschwebservices.com/MDMCache/English%20%5BUS%5D/t10/0000000/r00160v-1.pdf

hope this helps

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http://mdm.boschwebservices.com/MDMCache/English%20%5BUS%5D/t10/0000000/r00160v-1.pdf

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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).
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You may need a heavier plated blade. You may simply need a different saw. Those Dewalts are great workhorses, and I love the design, but it's my experience that when you're trying to miter hardwoods of any substantial size there's a little bit of drift in the cut as the blade comes through the wood.
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I've found that makitas are a little more solid through the cut, though I don't like the general ergonomics as much...
Kind of a pain, isn't it?
Well, 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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Blade Alignment?

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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