Hobbyist s saw or a 12 in. The goal of the tune up is to make the blade table slots and fence parallel and square.
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Fine woodworking table saw tune up. But whether you own an 8 in. The tune up starts with the blade at exactly 90. Mehler explains tablesaw anatomy and breaks down tablesaw tune up into steps.
Combination square a dial indicator a socket wrench and some brass shims. Removing the top cleaning the interior and arbor assembly cleaning and lubricating the trunnion assembly and replacing the top and aligning it. Of all the machine tools in a woodworking shop the tablesaw is the workhorse.
Keeping your saw clean lubricated and properly adjusted will make it safer more accurate and easier to use. If your tablesaw suffers from blade wobble stiff adjustments inaccurate cutting angles jerky starts and loss of power or if you simply want to head off those problems before they ever happen follow roland johnson through this. One of the most important things you can do to keep your table saw in top shape is a simple cleaning once a month.
Remove the blade so the blade arbor flange blade washer and arbor threads can be thoroughly cleaned and inspected. This means that its working parts including. Begin your tune up by unplugging the saw.
If sawdust pitch and resin are allowed to build up inside. I ll note when deviations should be considered. In general approach the tune up steps in the order presented here.
In one afternoon you can tune up your table saw for peak performance and precision results. The goal of the tune up is to make the blade table slots and fence parallel and square. There are certain tune up steps that should be performed before others depending on the type of saw you have and its condition.
All i need to set my cabinet saw are a reliable 12 in. Table saw running great with smooth and precise cuts to show for your efforts. Now rub the blade washer and nut lightly across a sheet of 320 grit abrasive mounted to a flat surface such as a piece of plate glass.
Start at the blade and slots the tune up starts with the blade at exactly 90. Combination square a dial indica tor a socket wrench and some brass shims. His tips can ensure accurate ripping and crosscutting and keep your shop workhorse in tiptop shape.
Johnson goes inside the assembly of his cabinet saw and takes viewers through every step of the tune up process including adjusting the trunnion setting the angle of the blade and adjusting the fence for parallel. All i need to set my cabinet saw are a reliable 12 in. Production model you won t get maximum accuracy and efficiency from your saw unless it s tuned up.
Eventually it s time for a tune up.