HELP!! TS2424 Set-up Issues
I recently had to replace my arbor assembly (don't ask), which basically required a complete breakdown and reassembly of my table saw.
I have used a dial indicator to check the blade squareness to the left miter slot and it is .001" front to back.
The wings and table are flush at the front edges and as flush as possible at the top joints. However, the wings are slightly shorter in the back
than the main table (the rear fence rails are shimmed at the ends to accomdodate these differences). The wings are also slightly higher (about a 1/32" - 1/64")
at the outside edges as compared to the center of the table.
The front rail has no shims. When I measure the between the ends of the front and rear rails the are equal on both the right and left ends.
I have laid a 4 foot metal square across the front and rear rails. They both show no signs of being bowed in any direction.
Up until now has been fun... :) but this is where I have begun to pull my hair out. I have spent the last 3 hours trying to square up my fence. !@#$%^&*... :mad: that about sums it up.
I have tried the method as described in the manual and have not been satisfied with the resullts so I started to try it with the dial indicator at the left miter gauge and have had a hell of a time
trying to keep it square. Everytime I seem to get it within .001"-.002" (favoring the exit end) and begin to ever so patiently to snug up the screws (alternating between them) the damn thing gets
torqued out of position. I have tried this procedure with the fence not locked, locked, and positioned by clamps etc....
In addition when things seem to be aligned, I'll reposition the fence, lock it and it appears to not keep the settings. I have checked the fence it does not seem to be bent
(although when locked down the dial indicator shows a slight bow in the middle but more or less equal at the ends) nor does the tension rod.
I have set the lock pressure (handle moves easy to locked position, only enogh pressure to keep fence in position) and rear clearances per the manual.:mad: :confused:
What is generally considered as an acceptable flare at the exit end of the fence?
I am desperate to solve this issue please help
I have checked the table top for square and it checks out