Your table saw blade can become misaligned from time to time, and a simple jig can be made in order to check it as well as align it back to the way it is supposed to be. It is a jig that is shaped as a “t” as the picture above shows.
Place your jig in the miter gauge slot at the blade’s front. Adjust the screw until it just touches a tooth on the blade. To do so use a screw driver to back it out or put it in deeper. Once this is done, put a mark on the tooth that it is touching.
Now, pull the jig to the back of the blade, and rotate your blade until the marked tooth comes around. If your screw just touches the tooth on the back side as well, then you have no need to align it, it is fine. But look carefully at the image above. It is not aligned but is at an angle.
If it is not touching the blade, or it pushes on the blade, then there are adjustments that need to be made. The saw is going to have an owner’s manual that tells you how to adjust your blade. Use these instructions in order to adjust the blade accordingly. If you don’t have the owner’s manual anymore, don’t fret. I have yet to have a hard time finding manuals to even old tools online. All you have to have is the model of the saw and type in the brand and model in Google search or any of the other engines like Yahoo or Bing or whatever you use.
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