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  • 3650 fence alignment issue... I think?!

    Well, I've noticed that my rips have begun to drag on the outfeed side against the blade (heeling?). At first I was blaming the splitter so I removed it but that was obviously not it. I checked the miter gauge slot to fence alignment and the measurement from one particular tooth to the fence from the infeed and the outfeed side of the blade and they are good. Much to my shame, I have to admit that I'm still using the stock blade but that's a need vs supply (read, wife) issue. I did buy one of the Ridgid Ti blades that got a good review from E-buy but I don't see that that could be it since it's not dependant on the heat of the blade. OK, enough babbling. I've got nothing here. **Help**
    TIA (pleeeeeeeease),
    Chiz
    Later,
    Chiz
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  • #2
    Even though you think that the fence is aligned to the miter slot and that the blade is aligned to the fence, it sure sounds like one or both of those aren't. I would get out the ole owners manual and start from scratch and realign both the fence and the blade.

    It's just a WAG but I'd start with the blade first. The few times that this has happened to me its been the blade that was off.
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    • #3
      Boy, I missed the blade alignment section. It's been a while since I did the original setup. I just thought that the blade sitting on the arbor and secured with the flanges and the nut were all you could do without getting into motor mount/ trunnion adjustment. The other confusing issue is the new change to misalignment. I did find some of the front rail secuement bolts loose when I was doing some of tonight's work. I'll have to hit it again tomorrow.
      Thanks for the insight, Dave.
      Later,
      Chiz
      Later,
      Chiz
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      • #4
        No Dave, I did the blade alignment section but it now looks like I'll have to get under the saw to figure out how to get under the saw to figue out how to align the entire arbor mount. Probably a good time to install the new arbor that they finally sent after so many failed attempts - se la vie' ! I shot out to the shop in my jammies after reading your post and made a couple of quick checks in the book and on the saw but I'll have ot look closer. The fix wasn't immediately visible without standing on my head - LOL. THe wifed thought I was nuts but that hasn't changed in 32 years.
        Later,
        Chiz
        Later,
        Chiz
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        • #5
          The blade should not be aligned to the fence. The blade and fence should each be independently aligned to the same stationary reference point, i.e. the miter slot.

          Al
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