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Craftsman Table Saw 152.221240 alignment problem

So first time user of a table saw. Finally got it moved into the garage but I cant get it to 90.

Following the instruction manual it should be a simple task of rotating a set screw.



Only problem is the photo doesn't match the actual table saw. There is only one set screw, the one to the right. Which does nothing looking under the saw its not actually touching anything, so basically if you turn it enough it would just fall out.



Also, I notice the adjustment wheel doesn't go all the way to 0 or 45





Not sure what to check as this is my first go at at. Any advice would be great.

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Look under the saw. More than likely there is a bolt or screw which stops the trunion from advancing too far. It would be there where you make that adjustment.
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where's my table saw?
 
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new or used saw?

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/37...Table-Saw.html

This link to the owner's manual has an illustration of the table saw including the top with 2 screw holes. My own Craftsman 22124 saw which I just looked at, has 2 screw holes. I don't know what's with your saw... ?

This single screw hole is not in the same location as shown in the illustration:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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Look under the saw. More than likely there is a bolt or screw which stops the trunion from advancing too far. It would be there where you make that adjustment.
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https://www.manualslib.com/manual/37...Table-Saw.html

This link to the owner's manual has an illustration of the table saw including the top with 2 screw holes. My own Craftsman 22124 saw which I just looked at, has 2 screw holes. I don't know what's with your saw... ?

This single screw hole is not in the same location as shown in the illustration:
FOUND IT! It was less than a 1/4 turn from being maxed out so now I am at 90. Measuring the blade I believe its straight so it looks like were in business.


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If your going to use your digital level, you have to make sure the base of your saw is level first.
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If your going to use your digital level, you have to make sure the base of your saw is level first.
It is, and the top is as well. I was actually using the digital level just for the photo becauses it was hard to see the gap between square and blade.

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I'm not so sure that's true

If your saw table is not level, but you zero out the digital box on it, then read the relationship between the blade and the table, it will be OK.

I'll have to look in the miter slots for the blade stops on my saw. I thinks that's where they are, and the manual should be clear about it. If not, that's pretty dumb. The directions you posted above certainly don't tell you that.....

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