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    Navjas
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  • Navjas
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    Originally posted by dadamssg View Post
    I noticed that the alignment of my brand new saw blade is off about a millimeter from measuring one saw blade tooth to the miter gauge, rotating that same tooth to the back and measuring again. The manual says to loosen a couple of allen screws a half turn and then turn the alignment screw until the blade is aligned. The problem is that turning the alignment screw only moves the back of the blade about half a millimeter. If i continue to turn the alignment screw, the alignment eventually gets brought back to its original position and i start from where i was. I would expect more room for adjustment than half a millimeter from the alignment screw. I'm never able to actually get the blade exactly aligned.

    Do i have a defective unit? or is the alignment screw only good for half a millimeter of adjustment?
    Any update on this?? Same issue here.

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  • dadamssg
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    Thanks Bob. Yep, it's pretty much exactly the same in my manual.

    I've submitted the Contact Us form with my dilemma. We'll see what happens. I didn't get a confirmation that the message was received though. Hopefully it went through.

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  • Bob D.
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    I guess you are referring to this section of the manual. This snip is from the R4513 manual, but I would expect your R4514 is very similar if not the same.

    Yeah, not much to go on and no exploded diagram of the saw that I found in that manual. so you can't really see what that adjuster looks like. Sounds like it has a cam or eccentric lobe on it to make the alignment adjustment. But how much range it has can't say. I bet RIDGID Customer Service or Tech Support could. Your best bet would be to give them a call and they should be able to help you figure out why you can't get it properly aligned.

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    Alignment screw on 4514 table saw

    I noticed that the alignment of my brand new saw blade is off about a millimeter from measuring one saw blade tooth to the miter gauge, rotating that same tooth to the back and measuring again. The manual says to loosen a couple of allen screws a half turn and then turn the alignment screw until the blade is aligned. The problem is that turning the alignment screw only moves the back of the blade about half a millimeter. If i continue to turn the alignment screw, the alignment eventually gets brought back to its original position and i start from where i was. I would expect more room for adjustment than half a millimeter from the alignment screw. I'm never able to actually get the blade exactly aligned.

    Do i have a defective unit? or is the alignment screw only good for half a millimeter of adjustment?
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