Care and Repair of Shop Machines: A Complete Guide to Setup, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance
Woodshop tools are a major investment -- and keeping them in good running order is essential. In Care and Repair of Shop Machines, veteran woodworker John White shows you how to assemble, tune, maintain and repair the machines that you count on. Throughout the book, Whites approach is practical, straight-forward, and effective.
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Very nice write-up for table saw alignment. I didn't rear it completely but I still have some suggestions. One problem is minor but needs to be said. It is written that the miter slot needs to be in alignment with the blade. It should read that the blade needs to be in alignment with the miter slot. The blade is being aligned to the slot.
Another issue I have is in aligning the rip fence. It is written that the rip fence needs to be in alignment with the blade. I disagree with this statement. The rip fence should be in alignment with the slot used to align the blade. This is easily accomplished with a piece of "nice 1 x 2 about an inch long inserted (hopefully snug) into the miter slot one at the rear and one at the front. I like to have the grain perpendicular to the table rather than parallel. With the pieces of wood in place one only has to hold the fence to them while the bolts are tightened.
For this reason I give it 4 strs.
Other than these two issues it is a very good discussion.
Commercial Jigs and Setup Aids
Cleaning and Lubricating
Testing the Machine
Checking the Saws Drive Line
Aligning the Table with the Cutterhead
The Drill Press
Tuning Up a Drill Press
The Router Table
Making a Wood Table Frame
The Miter Saw
Checking for ArborFlange Runout
Aligning the Rip Fence
Checking the Miter Gauge
Tuning Up a Miter Saw