nononononononon... get the brake cleaner and be done w/ it...How about this? Dad had a can of it at his house and said he never could tell the difference in it vs the brake cleaner.
is this gonna be the take the clamps off too early like w/ your table top..???Weeeeeell.............
Duane said the blade is good but the fence is the issue..Could it be that there's something deposited on the blade mount that is throwing the blade off a bit? I'd clean it up carefully with a blade cleaner. I don't count on a combination square and use a dial caliper made for the purpose. There are too many things that throw the combination square off slightly.
I have a similar problem with the fence shifting slightly because the T square function is only right on when the T is pulled toward the front rail before locking it down. I have my fence set slightly out from the blade a measured 4/1000 at the far end. In doing this setup using a Woodpecker dial gauge, it turns out my fence is not perfectly straight but bulges a couple of thousandths toward the middle, not enough to matter.
The big thing for me is remembering to check the blade for 90 with a Wixey Digital angle gauge whenever I fiddle with anything on the saw.
The blade was already dead on straight to the miter slots and that should have been enough for me. I’ve never had a problem getting useable cuts on it when using the fence, but the fence does not lock square to the miter tracks unless I manually force it to align before locking.
Duane - so I looked back through the thread to see what TS you had, then found your manual on line. As I mentioned, if the fence is moving when you lock it down, check the tension on the rear lock. From page 41 of your manual, there is an "adjusting screw" that locks the fence in at the rear - check the alignment and/or tension on that screw to see if you can remove the movement on locking. If you've got your fence adjusted square, I would lock down the fence then play with that rear screw to remove the play in the fence.Yes the blade is good. It is dead on to both miter slots. Since my last post I attempted to adjust the fence again (and in the process I got my back pain flared up again, spent too long bent over it). I can adjust it dead on but when I tighten the screws it seems to move about 1/64 or so. That drives me nuts, but if nothing else it is at least out in a way that allows for a little wider exit than entry so right now I could use it and not get kickback from that.
I’ll get the manual and read the procedure plus use the method described above. Never occurred to me to use the square between the fence and blade while it is also in the miter track. I checked them individually. I haven’t looked at the manual yet. I’m bad about just diving in on stuff but there are only 4 screws to loosen from the top so I believe that has to be how it’s done.
As of now everything is clean like new based on my recent cleanup and lube. There’s nothing I can see throwing the blade off, but I will look again to be sure. But as said, I could not ask for better alignment from the blade to the slots. If there’s anything inaccurate there I don’t have the ability to see it or measure it. I don’t own a dial caliper. Just metal rulers, squares, and one 6” digital caliper.