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post #1 of 5 Old 12-03-2018, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Crooked blade raising mechanism

It took me several hours to figure out what the hell was going on but I have finally figured out the problem! (But now don’t know what to do about it).

I bought a new Rigid R4512 table saw and put the Incra TS-LS fence/router table/lift combo on it and I really don’t want to return this beast now that I’ve got everything put on it and fully calibrated.

My problem is that with the blade raised to a few inches above the table I have the blade aligned perfectly with the miter slot and fence, but when I raise the blade all the way up, the back of the blade is now 3/64ths closer to the slot. The mechanism that raises the blade does not do so straight.

A) is this common?
B) is there any adjustment to straighten this out &
C) if not, 3/64ths is too much to allow for a table saw blade, no? That’s a burn, kickback and poor jointery fit risk, right?

God I don’t want to take this all apart and haul that 250lb beast back up the stairs! Any help will be a SUPER appreciated!
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-03-2018, 02:49 AM
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Apparently a "common" issue ...

I did a search for "Rigid blade alignment issue" and found several links:;

The video is NOT a fix, and there is a factory replacement trunnion stamped with a II which is. See the photos at the bottom of this thread:

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Funny I was trying to be too specific in my search keywords, thanks so much for finding that, it is a huge help!
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Why would you want to keep a saw from a manufacturer that knows there is a problem and doesn't admit and recall it? Take it back and go shopping. That is like giving your cold hard cash to a thief.


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Well that's awful sketchy, if I bought a tool with a problem like that then I'd make sure I got my money back.


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