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THE TUNE UP AND CALLIBRATION OF POWER TOOLS

January 11, 2019Olen Murriel

Have you ever been so psyched up to go to your work shop, to run a project you have been planning for so enthusiastically only for you to find your work tools in a deteriorating state? You can agree with me that it’s thoroughly disappointing as you know your work shall be compromised.

You may be wondering how you can avoid this. Well, let us take a look on at how you can tune up your power tools and the tips for calibrating them.

 

Compound miter saw tune-up and calibration

This is a tool which is significant for cross cutting and makes your work easier, thus saving you time in woodwork projects. Its purpose is for making a precise, square scaled-down and angled cross cut on the simultaneously.

So if you want to retain the precision ensure that the tool is tuned up from time to time if you use it frequently.

Working with a blunt blade is cumbersome. You might even get hurt so make sure to get a get replacement, but ensure it’s not the same as the one on your table saw as there are different grinds for cross cutting blades.

Correct this using a framing square with a piece of paper which will act as a feeler gauge, then get the paper pressed against the fence with the framing square and if you find a gap adjust the fence.

For the calibration, you can do this by examining whether your saw can get a square cut to the fence. Get a hold of the peace snug which is against the fence to one side of the saw.

Using the same age which is against the fence, have the piece flip over to the opposite side such that you have the bottom facing up. Have this saw’s head locked down and using a cord, pull the saw down further then you slide the board’s cut edge up to the blade.

Compound Miter Saw Review
Compound Miter Saw Review

 

Getting the radial arm saw tuned up

This tool is firmly fixed on a table which has to be produced from either medium density fiberboard or plywood ask you’re not using the table wood for making ceaseless cats get it this figured so without saying you shall need to get replacement.

Band saw tune-up

Examine the saw in general and ensure you check its tires, guides, wheels and make sure the other parts are correctly aligned.

For accuracy have the wheels, tires and bearings in the right condition .Run a tracking test by tightening a blade in accordance to the tension gauge of the saw. Using a tracking knob, get the blade centered on the wheel as you rotate them with your hand slowly.

After that be keen on hearing if there is any bearing noise as you turn the wheel. If there is, this will be a sign that your bearing will need replacement.

For the tires, they need to be cleaned up using a course pad. Also ensure that a straight edge is used so that the police that are on the motor and drive will are lined up for an even operation.

Tips For Tune Up And Calibration Band Saw
Tips For Tune Up And Calibration Band Saw

 

Table saw tune-up

It is vital that you make adjustments to the table saw as it is one of the most regularly used tools in the workshop. Ensure that the blade is aligned to the fence properly so as to avoid burn marks as you cut the wood.

Have everything clean up before taking any measurement so that your calibrations will not be affected. Remove any rust chips debris from the table. Have the blade measured to the table alignment then ensure the meter slots are aligned to your fence.

How To Tune-up Your Table Saw
How To Tune-up Your Table Saw

Drill press tune-up

This is one of the most effective tools in the workshop hands should this is one of the most effective tools in the workshop hence should be optimum state for you to have uninterrupted work.

For proper maintenance, ensure the drive system in the middle of the police series are in the right order of working. For the drill to spin appropriately keep the drill chuck and quill tube well-maintained.

How to use your Drill Press
How to use your Drill Press
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