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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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When you are setting up new table saw how do put the scale on your rails , do you put the fence against the blade then line the fence scale window to the zero on scale?

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Unplug saw
Adjust saw blade to miter slot
Adjust fence to miter slot
Move fence to saw blade until teeth lightly graze
If fence has adjustable indicator center it in screw slots
Apply scale
Test cut
Adjust scale indicator
Adjust indicator whenever you change blades

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Mark, it is easy to adjust scale, ust your ruller to set fence 2" from blade, cut a test piece and measure to ensuer cut is exactly 2". if not make approiate adjustments. When cut is exactly 2", set scale at 2". Robbie
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I would suggest that you make a test cut and then set your hairline. Some motors have thrust bearings which sometimes means that the blade moves slightly from rest to full speed and there is also sometimes a little deflection of the blade and bearing under pressure. The actual width of a cut is the best measure to go by. Make sure you true everything up as Paduke suggested before you get to that point.

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Thanks for your replies, I got every thing set and as Paduke said and was ready to make a test cut when the power went out, so will try tomorrow.

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