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Old 10-16-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I have a problem , and it appeared to me that this would be the place to ask for some help. I've been cutting Christmas Oranments and have been having problems with third oranment not turning out cut right due to the saw blade not being square to the table . Its true at the top but you can see that as the blade go's to the left towards the bottom of the table . And when your stack cutting 5 at a time it shows up , last year when I stack cut 5 at a time it was perfect .Hey listen I know that you can help me , for this is the place to be ..........Marshall P.S. My saw is the Dewalt 788
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I'm new to this but when I set up mine it said that I needed to square up my table to the blade they are able to pivit to an angle when wanted. You do this by taking a small square and set it on the table and next to the blade. When looking at it the blade shoul;d be touching evenly the whole length of the square. If it's not you need to pivit the table so it does. Yours might have a zero point but with the vibes and evryday usage this become off a little and needs to be tweeked back in.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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If you don't have a small square, you can use a business card. Also, when you're squareing, put something white on the table behind the blade and don't just line up to the square, (or business card), but also pull your ,'square', away from the blade just a bit and look at the space between it and the blade. You can get a good perspective this way.
Good luck with this and let us know how it works out.
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Hey everyone I have a problem , and it appeared to me that this would be the place to ask for some help. I've been cutting Christmas Oranments and have been having problems with third oranment not turning out cut right due to the saw blade not being square to the table . Its true at the top but you can see that as the blade go's to the left towards the bottom of the table . And when your stack cutting 5 at a time it shows up , last year when I stack cut 5 at a time it was perfect .Hey listen I know that you can help me , for this is the place to be ..........Marshall P.S. My saw is the Dewalt 788
Marshall what size blade are you using? Also is it just the center of the stack not cutting right? If so you may have to tighten the blade some or go to a bigger size. Also make sure the blade does the cutting and your not pushing too hard.
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I keep an old credit card right next to my scroll ...They are always square...
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Or that.....
Since I do a lot of inlay, which requires that aI set my table off square about 2 1/2 or 3 degrees. I need to resquare my table often, I went out and spent $12 on a nice 2" square.
I guess it depends on how often you need to square up......
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If you don't have a small square, you can use a business card. Also, when you're squareing, put something white on the table behind the blade and don't just line up to the square, (or business card), but also pull your ,'square', away from the blade just a bit and look at the space between it and the blade. You can get a good perspective this way.
Good luck with this and let us know how it works out.
Thanks a bunch fellows , ajusted the table to get it right < never had this problem . I first thought that it was the wood or me , I was stack cutting three and the second one and third one was not cutting right . I'll try it in the morning for sure when I start stack cutting again.......fingers crossed........Marshall
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Do you have a tendency to lift yourself off of the chair/stool when you get up from the saw by leaning on the saw table? After repeatedly doing that, the alignment may go off just a tad. Don't ask me how I know this.....
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A two inch machinists square is the ticket. Not real expensive and can be found at any good tool shop.

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Thanks George , I'll look at Lowe's or home Depot for one since this has happened it will probably happen again............Marshall
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