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Well, I have a small table saw and I want make sliding table with bearings and guide rails.Maybe is strange, but I think, this is a only way for precision on my saw.Do you know how?

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I think if you incorporate the saw into a larger table, and use a sled, you may have better results.

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The problem is, the T-slot on saw had not parallel with blade, and I cannot fix this problem.
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The usual way is to adjust the blade so it is parallel with the T-Slot. Does your table not have any blade adjustment? What model is it?

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just my opinion if your saw is at fault you would be better off trashing your saw and buying one that will suit the bill, you ed end up spending more cash retrofitting your old saw with a sliding table that may or may not work? you can get a very nice used saw for around 150.00n off of craigslist or the like. good luck.

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just my opinion if your saw is at fault you would be better off trashing your saw and buying one that will suit the bill, you ed end up spending more cash retrofitting your old saw with a sliding table that may or may not work? you can get a very nice used saw for around 150.00n off of craigslist or the like. good luck.
Great advice.most blades can be adjusted but if it can not then one good reason to just get rid of it and get a contractor saw with cast iron top which will never tip over , and blade is adjustable.
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Einhell.German company, but manufactured in China (f...ing China crapp).I buy this saw when I was building the shed, and was good for this job, but for precision job, is not good.The only reason why I buy this saw is bargain.And now, I batter my head in the wall.
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Einhell.German company, but manufactured in China (f...ing China crapp).I buy this saw when I was building the shed, and was good for this job, but for precision job, is not good.The only reason why I buy this saw is bargain.And now, I batter my head in the wall.
That saw looks to be reasonably well made.. are you sure it's not adjustable? Just in case you're not familiar with the procedure, normally you would loosen the trunion (arbour assembly) mounting bolts and align the blade with the left mitre slot. However, it could be like mine and you would have to loosen the mounting bolts for the table top and move the top to align with the blade.

If it's not adjustable then it's just an accident waiting to happen.

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Einhell.German company, but manufactured in China (f...ing China crapp).I buy this saw when I was building the shed, and was good for this job, but for precision job, is not good.The only reason why I buy this saw is bargain.And now, I batter my head in the wall.
You are not alone.
I bought an even cheaper one from Plus (a former supermarket chain in Germany).

It's the worst thing that I've ever bought.

I'm going to strip it down for the motor (for a possible lathe or sander build) and the On/Off switch for my router table.

The rest is just scrap.
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Hi Damir

Have you tried taking it to Einhell themselves ? They are up near Krapina.
Einhell Croatia d.o.o. Velika Ves 2 49224 Lepajci Croatia. Managing Director: Mr . Zdravko Lesko Phone +385 49 342444. Fax +385 49 342392 ...
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See if they will swap it.

Although there is a Croatian Craigslist,there are never any tools showing.
Butiga, or its equivalent for the Zagreb area, might be more useful.

If you do make up a sled, how will you guide it, as the usual way is using the T-slot and that is obviously out?
You could have runners hanging off the sides of the table, with adjusting screws through them at each corner, pointing in towards the table edges, in order to line it up. If you put hardwood runners between the adjusting screws and the table edge so the sliding bit is always wood and not the screw ends it would work.


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