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DELTA UNISAW ALIGNMENT

carpenter5's picture

I believe my (Delta unisaw) TS is out of alignment with the blade. I understand there are four bolts under each corner to loosen the top. Now what is the easiest/cheapest way to align the table? Any tips would be appreciated.


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2x4's picture

(post #84126, reply #1 of 8)

Just did that to my Unisaw when I changed the bearings. There is a total of 4 bolts with one on each corner and they can be loosed under each corner of the table on the outside of the base cabinet


http://www.sawcenter.com/unisaw.htm


The link will help but I used a sliding dial guage in the miter slot to square the blade to the table. I was quite surprised how much better the saw cuts and I was not even aware that it was out of square.


Brian

oldusty's picture

(post #84126, reply #2 of 8)

carpenter5 ,


            Are you sure the blade is out of alignment to the table ? or is it out to the fence ?


                 before going through the entire process check out exactly what the problem is .


                  good       luck          dusty

hammer1's picture

(post #84126, reply #3 of 8)

The easiest way is to raise the blade, mark one tooth, make a measurement from that tooth to the miter way, both front and back. I like to use a straight edge against the blade and measure from that. It gives you a reading over a greater distance but it requires a good straight edge.

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carpenter5's picture

(post #84126, reply #8 of 8)

Hey, thanks a bunch... appreciate the pic and the tip.


Regards,


carpenter5

dtraversi's picture

(post #84126, reply #4 of 8)

I aligned mine awhile back- take your time and enjoy it. It is not a 5 minute job (more like a 1/2 hour)
loosen all 4 bolts and retighten one of them snug-not tight. (that'll be your pivot point)
Use a dead-blow to tap away at the diagonal corner. (clockwise or counter-clockwise)

tap tap - check your progress, tap tap- too far, tap tap -not far enough
Keep smiling- you'll be amazed how well your saw cuts when the blade is dead square to the miter slots (and the fence)

I used a combo square riding along the miter slot and a red mark on a single saw tooth for reference.

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tommyp's picture

(post #84126, reply #6 of 8)

instead of using a dead blow hammer i used a clamp and you can walk the table right were you need it

sapwood's picture

(post #84126, reply #7 of 8)

If you have a crosscut sled the saw kerf will most likely be off-line after this operation.

DJK's picture

(post #84126, reply #5 of 8)

Don't forget to also align it with the blade tilted to 45 degrees. I've owned and rebuilt more than a couple dozen Unisaws and they all needed shimming in the front.

DJK