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Table saw tune-up. Simple adjustments to get your saw running right.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.5#4) pg. 14

Quick way to align a table saw rip fence with a miter gauge slot.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 10

Tip describes a gauge built from scrap wood and a machinist's dial indicator to position a table saw fence exactly parallel to the table slots.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 16

Tuning your table saw. Improve your saw's accuracy with these basic steps. Looks at vibration control, various alignments, and making adjustments.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 22

Supertune your table saw. How to check and correct trunnion alignment.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 30

Jig for aligning your table saw blade with either miter slot.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 28

Advice on how to keep a table saw's drive pulley mounted firmly on the motor shaft.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 22
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 10

Technique for measuring the runout (blade alignment) of a circular saw using a low-voltage continuity tester.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #72 Apr 1999 pg. 26

Restoring a vintage table saw. Some tips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #83 Fall-Winter 2000 pg. 46

Tip on lubricating the trunnion and worm gear on a table saw blade adjusting mechanism.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #91 Dec 2001 pg. 14

How to flatten a stamped metal arbor washer to eliminate some vibration.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #96 Oct 2002 pg. 24

Fine-tuning a new table saw. Tweaking the blade-to-fence relationship, waxing, oiling, etc.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1999 (v.22#9) pg. 20

Metalworking dial indicator can be used in a woodworking shop to check setup on machines. Photos show how to use the gauge to check runout on a drill press bit, to detect wobble in a table saw blade, to verify jointer tables parallelism and to check the roundness of tubing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1986 (v.9#4) pg. 17

Troubleshooting a table saw. Quick hints for dealing with table or fence alignment problems.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1987 (v.10#12) pg. 68

Tips on freeing a hard-to-turn tilt handwheel on a table saw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #298 May 1989 (v.39#5) pg. 100

Tips on cleaning and lubricating the elevation mechanism on a table saw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 78

Tip for making sure a rip fence is parallel to a table saw blade.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 26

Table saw tips and techniques. (1) Checking alignment of blade, fence, and miter gauge. (2) Making accurate cuts with dado blade.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #387 Apr 1998 (v.48#4) pg. 53

Truing a table saw blade. Simple technique for moving a saw's trunnions so that the blade is exactly parallel with the rip fence.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 26

Tips on aligning a rip fence to be exactly parallel with a saw blade.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 6

Precision. Accurate woodworking tips from steel-rule die makers. Includes proving a table saw, adjusting band saw and jigsaws, accurate measurement, cutting to precise dimensions with a table saw, precision crosscutting, step and repeat, use of ice-pick to safely cut small pieces on a table saw, and miter gauge adjustment.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 71

Tip on cleaning and lubricating the adjusting gears in table saws.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 8

Tips on trueing a table saw top.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 14
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 6

Tip: Slicken a sticky saw table by rubbing it with a piece of wax paper.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 12

Tuning-up your table saw. Basic adjustments for accuracy and safety.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 69
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 4, 6

Tips on adjusting the stock rip fence on a constractor's-style table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 26

Tips on eliminating motor/pulley canting problems on saws that use the weight of the motor to tension the drive belt.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 30

Troubleshooing a table saw where the material invariably moves away from the fence just beyond the blade.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 20

Pros and cons of acquiring and refurbishing an older Delta/Milwaukee Unisaw.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 28

Adjustable fixture rides in the miter gauge slot and allows the rip fence to be (1) quickly returned to a previous setting and (2) checked for parallel.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 20

Table saw tune-up. What lies below the top needs attention too. How to remove the saw table and thoroughly clean and lubricate the blade-height and blade-tilt mechanisms.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 60

Tip: Wooden wedge works with your table saw arbor wrench to facilitate blade removal.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 112

Table saw basics. Changing blades, squaring miter gauge, maintaining tabletop, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #731 Mar 1989 (v.85) pg. 17
Correction HOME MECHANIX #733 May 1989 (v.85) pg. 9

Shop-tool basics. Part 8. How to maintain power-tool accuracy. Guidelines for adjusting a drill press, radial arm saw, table saw, miter gauge, and band saws.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1986 (v.11#10) pg. 61

Bench-saw know-how. Part 1. Alignment checks. Safety practices. Jigs include taper jig, miter board, squaring board, wedge board and stepped stop board.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 152

How to adjust a table saw for absolute accuracy. Includes plans for a sturdy stand, making adjustments and making you own plywood table inserts for splinter-free cutting.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1975 (v.206#2) pg. 106

Build these jigs to perform accurate alignment of your table saw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1981 (v.219#5) pg. 114

Technique for checking a table saw fence for accuracy (square).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #70 Jan 1993 (v.12#4) pg. 10

Use a small try square to align your table saw and portable circular saw to make square cuts.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1987 (v.2#9) pg. 76

Eliminating table saw motor vibration. Looks at alignment, pulleys, V-belt, etc.
SHOPNOTES #4 Jul 1992 (v.1) pg. 26

Rust removal tools and techniques for restoring the cast-iron top of a table saw.
SHOPNOTES #7 Jan 1993 (v.2) pg. 12
Added Info SHOPNOTES #10 Jul 1993 (v.2) pg. 29

Rip fence alignment gauge facilitates locating the fence exactly parallel with the miter gauge slot.
SHOPNOTES #7 Jan 1993 (v.2) pg. 29

Table saw tune-up. A summary of periodic maintenance and upkeep. Shop made, T-shaped jig is used to check trunnion alignment.
SHOPNOTES #25 Jan 1996 (v.5) pg. 6

How to tune up your table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #2 Nov-Dec 1984 (v.1#2) pg. 8

Using a carpenter's square to align your table saw's ripping fence and miter gauge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #24 Aug 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 16

Locking pliers hold a table saw blade when loosening or tightening it.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 10

Easy-to-build jig allows a table saw fence to always be set parallel to the miter gauge slot.
WOOD MAGAZINE #63 Sep 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 17

An oversize, adjustable "marking gauge" lets you quickly align a table saw rip fence to be parallel with the miter gauge slot and blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 18

Tip on bending your blade-changing wrench to prevent accidents from slipping.
WOOD MAGAZINE #88 Jun 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 28

Tuning up your table saw. Align drive, level tables and wings, align blade, set miter gauge, align fence, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 68

Simple jig fits into your table saw miter slot and holds a dial caliper to help align the blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #122 Mar 2000 (v.17#2) pg. 38

Improve the rigidity of table saw tilt mechanisms attached to stamped-steel housings by reinforcing the housing with a plywood panel.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 8

Ten ways to table saw success. Ideas include fine tuning and some shop-built accessories.
WOOD MAGAZINE #141 Apr 2002 (v.19#3) pg. 96

Simple gauge for aligning a table saw blade parallel with the miter-gauge slot.
WOOD MAGAZINE #149 Jun-Jul 2003 (v.20#3) pg. 19

Simple test to determine whether or not your saw's table (and the miter gauge channel) is square with the saw blade.
WOODSMITH #20 Mar 1982 pg. 3

Tip: How to set the saw table at an exact 90-degree angle to the arbor flange.
WOODSMITH #23 Sep 1982 pg. 3

How to check for parallel between a table saw's blade and the miter gauge slot.
WOODSMITH #42 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 3

Table saw adjustments. How to align the blade, align the rip fence, eliminate heeling, etc.
WOODSMITH #51 Jun 1987 pg. 20

Adjusting the trunnion assembly on your table saw.
WOODSMITH #92 Apr 1994 (v.16) pg. 16

Tip on reducing the shank diameter of table saw trunnion attachment bolts so that there is more room for adjustment of the saw blade in relation to the miter gauge slot.
WOODSMITH #101 Oct 1995 (v.17) pg. 4

Extending the adjusting handwheels on a contractor-style table saw out to a more convenient location.
WOODSMITH #102 Dec 1995 (v.17) pg. 5

Tip suggests adding a pair of adjustment screws to head of rip fence on table saw.
WOODSMITH #103 Feb 1996 (v.18) pg. 4

Technique for aligning your rip fence with the miter gauge slot.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 14

Tip on improving the 45-degree indicator mark on a tilting-arbor saw.
WOODWORK #16 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 16

A better dial-indicator holder when measuring the parallelism of a table saw blade or miter slot.
WOODWORK #20 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 14

A tip that makes it easier to change table saw blades.
WOODWORK #46 Aug 1997 pg. 6

The craft of cabinetmaking. How to tune your machines for faultless performance. Tips for table saw, radial arm saw, jointers and planers.
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 260

Tip: How to align the rip fence to the miter gauge slot.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 66

Adjustable table saw gauge rides in the miter gauge slot and is used both to parallel the blade to the slot and to parallel the fence to the blade.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 34

The table saw. Basic adjustments to perform regularly. (1) Paralleling the blade. (2) 90-degree blade setting. (3) 45-degree blade setting. (4) Miter gauge setting. (5) Rip fence setting.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.13#5) pg. 20

Fine-tuning a table saw. Describes how to align the power train, check the drive belt, pulley alignment, arbor and blade, examine the arbor for eccentricity, align the blade with the miter gauge slot, set the trunnion axis parallel to the table, adjust trunnion height and the fence parallel to the blade, reset the tilt stops and make a better throat plate.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 62

Jig for aligning a table saw miter gauge slot exactly parallel with the blade.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 13

Using precision measuring instruments, called dial indicators, to make adjustments to a table saw.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1975 (v.31#6) pg. 50

Adjustable edge truing jig for a table saw.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1984 (v.40#1) pg. 84

How to "train" a table saw to produce accurate cuts. How to check and align blade, miter gauge, blade-tilt, and rip fence.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1987 (v.43#6) pg. 30

Using a combination square and a wood block cut to fit the miter gauge slot to make sure the saw fence is parallel to the saw blade.
WORKBENCH Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.47#6) pg. 12