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Offline danmcph

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Parallel Guide Calibration
« on: March 07, 2016, 06:43 PM »
I read some online pages on how to get this done but I am running into a snag.  I put my TS55 on a track with the guides attached.  I then set the guides at 400mm and measured from a tooth on the saw out to the guides.  It measured 410mm.  I loosened the flathead screw by the big green know and tried to slide the guide so the reading was the same on both the ruler and the guides.  The guide doesn't have enough adjustment to adjust this far.  The slot the screw rides in doesn't allow this great of an adjustment. 

What am I missing or doing wrong?

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Parallel Guide Calibration
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 07:47 PM »
Honestly I think that youtube will be your friend to show you how to adjust the parallel guides.

I admit that I didn't watch all this video but I suspect from memory that this shows how to adjust them.  If not then just do a search on youtube: 

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Offline Wonderwino

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Re: Parallel Guide Calibration
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 08:07 PM »
I cut a 400mm block from scrap MDF that I use to calibrate the long scales.  I lock the blade down, mark a tooth and push the block up to the tooth, check the scale with the stop in place and make adjustments as necessary.  You have to read the length off the stop, not directly on the scale.  That may be where your difficulty with range of adjustment lies.
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Offline fshanno

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Re: Parallel Guide Calibration
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 01:13 AM »

The guide doesn't have enough adjustment to adjust this far.  The slot the screw rides in doesn't allow this great of an adjustment. 

What am I missing or doing wrong?

The silver rule must have placed in the wrong location at the factory.  And you are right, there is not 10mm of adjustment.  I doubt it but maybe you can peel it off and relocate it in a position that is within the adjustment range.

Or....

I see you are US based.  If you prefer inches to milimeters it might be a good time to get a nice Imperial stick-on for each side.  I did that years ago.  What I also did was put the rule on so that it is flush with the edge of the arm.  There is no gap between the marks on the rule and the notch on the stop.  I can't see having to make a conversion every time you want to make a rip like the guy on the video seems to be advocating.  The fix is too simple and inexpensive.  Plus once fixed it is better than the factory setup.
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Parallel Guide Calibration
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 05:31 AM »
You need to reference off the notch on the arm (the spot where panels hit it). I made that mistake and also wondered why the d**n things would not slide further…
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