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Rick, nice adaptation. When I first saw the guides for the Laguna I knew it was going to be easier to set and adjust. Until yesterday, after talking with a tech at Laguna, my table wan't able to tilt near it's full range without a mess of loosening and multiple moves (attempts). They had sent me new replacement trunnions and nuts but there was no clear instruction on how to install these and they both have room to be adjusted. The attempt to tilt was a hard stop at 30 degrees, always.

Problem is when the table in installed there is only one of the three bolts accessible to tighten. So what I was instructed to do is remove the bolt and loosely mount the upper (on table) trunnions and rock the table back and forth so the trunnions would self seat in the lower trunnions. This made sense to a point. Without the bolts and some restriction (keeping the trunnions somewhat in place) they could rise and actually unseat themselves.

So I did use the bolts and had the nuts slightly loose moving the table from flat to full range slightly moving the table as I went which after 5-6 times of going from flat to full tilt the trunnions seem to seat reasonably well. I laid the table flat and tightened the front trunnion bolt that I could get to holding it in place, removed the table again and tightened the other bolts.

Re-installed the table and lo and behold I finally had full tilt range. What I hadn't realized is that the tilt gauge was still on the old trunnion.......So there's that to fix yet but a smooth tilting ability is finally on my saw after 2 years. As for the gauge I would have checked with a proper tool anyway. I don't see me tilting the table too often right now but I really like things working as they should.

The upside to this is the lower guides, either the stock ceramic or replacement Carter's, are far easier to get to and adjust. The Carters I can get to without tilting the table which is sweet and fast. Their magnetic fence is extremely nice and their quality is very high. I saw probably their full line of product at the show and it's top shelf.
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