I have been meaning to add another wing to my saw ever since I moved the Bies tube and gained 10” of additional fence capacity. Well the bug hit me as several things came together that I thought would make this a worthwhile effort:
- My cyclone and duct work are in.
- I made an alignment tool.
- I’m tired of stubbing my toe on the wing.
My saw has cabinet mounted trunnions so after I broke everything down, I went ahead and pulled the table (keeping track of any shims that were in place) so I could really clean things up, adjust backlash on the wheels and all that.
I like my machines level with Mother Earth so I get the machine level first. There will be some table adjustment that will kill “perfection” so I just get real close front to back, left to right and corner to corner.
Get that blade at 90*.
Grab the alignment tool of your choice.
Check front to back at the same tooth area. No surprise that after manhandling the saw and changing floor location, I have some adjusting to do. A socket and a mallet are the first tools I use. I loosen 3 of the 4 bolts that hold the top and tap-tap-tap till I am dead on front to back between the blade and my chosen miter slot.
On to more stuff . . . . .