Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
The saw is similar to the one that I used to have.
The proper alignment procedure is to align the back of the table to be perpendicular to the travel of the blade. Get a 24" framing square. Put the short edge against the back edge of the table. Pull the yoke and blade toward you. One tooth on the blade should just barely rub against the edge of the framing square. You can loosen the six screws that hold the table in place and bump the table to align the arm to the table. When this is done, the yoke can be turned and the blade will be parallel to the fence or perpendicular to the fence.
BTW - The knob on the left side of the yoke should be used to hold the yoke in position when the blade is parallel to the fence.
BTW2 - Be careful when snugging the rollers that control the yoke on the arm rails. The screws are set into aluminum. If these screws are over tightened, the threads may partially strip and the yoke positioning is no longer positive at its stops. This is almost always a disaster kick back just waiting.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.