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by dusty
Sun May 02, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1178

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: 1178

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...
by dusty
Sat May 01, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1178

Re: Table Line Up

If asked, over the years (especially the last few), my answer would have been a constant contradiction. Today I am inclined to say that I hardly ever strive for precision better than 1/32" (.03125"). Why? Because I no longer see well enough to shot for 1/64" (.01563"). I might e...
by dusty
Sat May 01, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1178

Re: Table Line Up

Yes there has been but is there now a consensus? I don't see how there could be consensus. The accuracy needed depends on the work being performed. The procedure in the manual (there are many variations) doesn't quantify the error and is clearly close enough for a lot of work. I doubt that it relia...
by dusty
Sat May 01, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1178

Re: Table Line Up

Hobbyman2 makes a good point but there are other factors too.

What is a complete SS Alignment?

Table (miter track) to Blade
Rip Fence
Miter Gauge
Drill Bit to Table Top
Table Top Flatness

note: don't over look drive shaft and arbor run out ???
by dusty
Sat May 01, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1178

Re: Table Line Up

edflorence wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:16 pm 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?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parallel
by dusty
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: forrest blade vs ?
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: forrest blade vs ?

I have a Forrest somewhere in the inventory and it probably has been sharpened but I'll use it when it surfaces at the top of the stack. Otherwise I use Shopsmith blades. I have what I consider a full set and won't buy anything other than Shopsmith in the future. What kind of blade am I using? I don...
by dusty
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Old ShopSmith Ad
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Old ShopSmith Ad

JPG wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:11 pm
dusty wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:06 pm
chapmanruss wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:55 pm JPG,

If 1990 is old is your Goldie near ancient? :D
Yes and so is he!
My Goldie is not as 'ancient' as my 10E!


BTW Dusty is not very far behind! :p
Yup, I got a good read on ancient.
by dusty
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Old ShopSmith Ad
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Old ShopSmith Ad

chapmanruss wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:55 pm JPG,

If 1990 is old is your Goldie near ancient? :D
Yes and so is he!
by dusty
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: M5 MOUNT ROUT TABLE MOD
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: M5 MOUNT ROUT TABLE MOD

I have lost some edge banding on all three of the Shopsmith tables that I have but I can not say that I have any indication of swelling on any of them. With the edge banding gone I can say that these tables were not made using the best MDF I have seen. However, my tables are all 15-20 years old and ...