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post #61 of 68 Old 10-09-2013, 12:40 PM
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I'm wondering what's causing that gap. Is the mount bent? Is the trunnion carriage tightened fully against the underside of the table? Or are there any thick washers forcing the carriage to "ride low" relative to the table top?
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I'm wondering what's causing that gap. Is the mount bent? Is the trunnion carriage tightened fully against the underside of the table? Or are there any thick washers forcing the carriage to "ride low" relative to the table top?
The mount is not bent. My first thought as well was the carriage was low, took a minute to double check and it is all tight to the table, nothing in between carriage and table.
I can't believe it would be, but it feels like the Riving knife was made wrong.
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Just got home and more inspection. The trunnion is loose. I must have only looked at one of the three bolts last night. Middle and right are loose and almost out. I am lucky nothing bad happened last time I ran it..
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......it feels like the Riving knife was made wrong.
FTR, your saw has a splitter, not a riving knife which moves up and down as the blade's elevation is adjusted. did tightening the trunion bolts remedy your splitter issue?

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FTR, your saw has a splitter, not a riving knife which moves up and down as the blade's elevation is adjusted. did tightening the trunion bolts remedy your splitter issue?
I agree with your definition of a riving knife. The manual calls it a knife so I did as well. Is that because the manual is from '02 and since that time the terminology has changed, or is a mistake on Craftsman's part?
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I agree with your definition of a riving knife. The manual calls it a knife so I did as well. Is that because the manual is from '02 and since that time the terminology has changed, or is a mistake on Craftsman's part?
could be either or both. i try to follow the industry's definitions. if the device that prevents the saw kerf from closing onto the work piece is stationary relative to blade's elevation, it's a splitter. if the device that prevents that kerf from closing onto the work piece rises and falls with the elevation of the blade, it's a riving knife.

did tightening the trunion bolts resolve your splitter mounting issue?

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Yes tightening the trunnion bolts allowed me to get the splitter on.

Even better news was that once it was all bolted back up and tight, the blade to miter slot alignment was 0.001". I remember now as I was doing this that I had loosened the bolts to correct the alignment (it was around 0.009") a few months back but got sidetracked (had twin baby girls). I had to finish a job recently and they must have worked themselves really loose. It was at the end of this job that the front of a board jumped on me as I was ripping and the kerf on another started to close that got me really nervous and triggered all of this.

All is good now, tuned up and safer....

My new shop protocol is that if a machine is left not ready to use, leave a note on it, you never know when you will be back.
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glad it all worked out, simply and inexpensively.

there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.
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