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post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2011, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Blade Angle Issue on Old Craftsman Table Saw

Recently became the proud owner of a 50s vintage Craftsman table saw model 113.27610. It is built like a Sherman tank, but the saw has an issue I have not been able to solve so far. When the blade tilt adjustment wheel is turned clockwise as far as it will go, the blade does not make it to a full 90 degrees- it comes up about 2 degrees short. I found a manual online for a very similar design Craftsman saw model, but no method of blade angle adjustment is mentioned. I checked the trunnion grooves and screw for any obstruction- there appear to be no problems there. Any suggestions of what to do/ look for next would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-24-2011, 07:12 PM
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If everything is clean / clear and you actually are fully out of adjustment, then shimming between trunion and top would be my next move.

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-24-2011, 07:25 PM
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Check this

Some saws have a set screw stop in the miter slot. Some have a stop on a bolt underneath. The other reason might be there is a build up of sawdust in the trunnions preventing the full range of motion. bill

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Fellows, thanks a bunch for the advice. There is a tilt lock bolt under the saw which did not seem to tighten up, but further exploration shows it is operated by pulling the attached spring loaded handle on and off the bolt head and then ratcheting it. Taking this mechanism apart may have displaced enough trash to help solve the angle problem- on the right track anyway. Thanks again.
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