Hello neighbors. I'm having an issue with my recently purchased R5412 table saw and was hoping a fellow owner might be able to help me out. The problem I'm having is in setting the blade parallel to the miter slot. I have plenty of adjustment room to get the blade parallel but - this setting changes depending upon if the blade was last raised or lowered. Looking down at the blade - while raising the blade - the riving knife and back of the blade move to the right about .010" , while lowering the blade it moves back to the left the same amount, the front of the blade remains stationary.
So the way I now have it set up - the blade will be parallel as long as you raise it higher than needed and then back down to the desired height - if you raise and then stop, the blade will be out of alignment.
I also notice the blade is far from the center of the throat plate - way the left - is that normal?
Inside the back of the saw, I see machined surfaces on themotor bracket and trunnion that look as though maybe they should be contacting each other (see pic), on my saw they are apart by .054". If these surfaceswere in contact - the screw action when raising the blade would not be able to move it out of alignment. Could someone please look and see if they're saw is the same? Am I nit picking or is this an issue? If this is the way they all are, I can probably live with it - it still seems like a lot of saw for the money. I hate the thought of getting this thing back out of my basement and borrowing a van to get it back to HD, but if it was incorrectly machined, I'll have to take it back.
P.S. I went to Menards and looked at they're version of the same saw - the blade does the same thing. With the blade up high - just put anobject (a quarter works well) against the left side at the rear of the blade,lower it a little and then raise it - does the blade come away from the object?
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R4512 blade alignment