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by dusty
Wed May 05, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails
Replies: 30
Views: 567

Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails

Has anyone been able to re-energize the magnetic tapes used on our 520 tables. Mine are almost useless.
by dusty
Tue May 04, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Doing my 2020 taxes
Replies: 28
Views: 1557

Re: Doing my 2020 taxes

I finally received the final stimulus check but my 2019 ans 2020 tax details are not yet available at IRS.GOV. They cashed both checks very expeditiously but it doesn't show that in the transcrips.
by dusty
Tue May 04, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 954

Re: Table Line Up

Basically, yes. But, there has been much electronic ink spilled on this forum discussing just how parallel is parallel and how best to determine it. Yes there has been but is there now a consensus? Sorry to be late chiming in on this thread, but it was a busy weekend. Just wanted to take a minute t...
by dusty
Mon May 03, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 954

Re: Table Line Up

Dusty, I am far from being an alignment expert or even a Shopsmith expert for that matter, but I think I see a potential problem with the method you showed using two dial indicators. IF I am understanding correctly you are taking two absolute measurements, one at the front of the disc and one at th...
by dusty
Mon May 03, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 954

Re: Table Line Up

It appears to me that you are overthinking this. You should be able to get an adequate alignment by simply putting the factory table insert in the table, lowering the table down with either the sanding disk or a saw blade (make sure the blade or disk has no wobble), and adjust the table so it sits ...
by dusty
Mon May 03, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 954

Re: Table Line Up

I set out this morning to go through my alignment procedure, using two dial indicators, and document each significant step. I got stopped in my tracks. I first loosened all four trunnion bolts (finger tight). I then slid the tubes into the rails for rough front to back alignment. I have to remove th...
by dusty
Sun May 02, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: GFCI protected circuits
Replies: 59
Views: 1935

Re: GFCI protected circuits

I am confused.

Does this mean that modern day electrical features are protecting us in a way that didn't exist before?

Is the new equipment (PowerPro) defective (non-compliant) in some way?

Is it comforting to know that you are not the only one with this issue?
by dusty
Sun May 02, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 954

Re: Table Line Up

My dial indicators prior to the SuperBar but no more. They worked but not without frustration. Much like the Shopsmith version. The same could also .be done using a caliper and the MAG-DRO. All of which I have proving I am a tool junky. 20210118_094204.jpg 20210118_111931.jpg 20210119_082151.jpg
by dusty
Sun May 02, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 954

Re: Table Line Up

My Table to Blade Alignment is done this way with all four trunnion bolts loose to allow the table to be repositioned under control of the two Adjustable Stop Collars. "Equal radings" on dial indicators indicate parallelism of a miter track to the alignment plate (saw blade). I do this on...
by dusty
Sun May 02, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 954

Re: Table Line Up

My Table to Blade Alignment is done this way with all four trunnion bolts loose to allow the table to be repositioned under control of the two Adjustable Stop Collars. "Equal radings" on dial indicators indicate parallelism of a miter track to the alignment plate (saw blade). I do this onl...