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Aligning The Riving Knife - Black & Decker JT2504BD Instruction Manual

10 in. portable table saw
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ADDITIONAL BLADE ADJUSTMENTS
(FIGURE HH)
NOTE: The adjusting mechanism is
located above the the blade elevation/
tilting handwheel under the table top. If the
front and rear measurements are not the
same:
If the blade is partial to right side:
• Turn the left adjustment screw (1)
counterclockwise and adjust the right
side adjustment screw (2) clockwise.
• Remeasure, as described in the prior
section.
• When alignment is achieved, turn the
left adjustment screw (1) until it touches
the pivot rod (3).
If the blade is partial to left side:
• Turn the right adjustment screw (2)
counterclockwise and adjust the left
side adjustment screw (1) clockwise.
• Remeasure, as described in the prior
section.
• When alignment is achieved, turn
the right adjustment screw (2) until it
touches the pivot rod (3).
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ALIGNING THE RIVING KNIFE

(FIGURE II)
WARNING
!
• To avoid injury from an accidental
start, make sure the switch is in
the OFF position and the plug is
disconnected from the power source
outlet.
• Never operate this tool without the
riving knife in the correct position.
• Never operate this tool without the
blade guard in place for all through
sawing operations.
• This adjustment was made at the
factory, but it should be rechecked
and adjusted if necessary.
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• Remove the table insert and raise the
blade to the maximum height position
by turning the blade elevation/tilting
handwheel clockwise.
• Remove the blade guard and anti-
kickback pawls assembly.
• Loosen the blade lock knob. Turn
and move the blade elevation/tilting
handwheel to 0° on the bevel scale,
and then tighten the blade lock knob.
• To see if the blade (1) and riving knife (2)
are correctly aligned, lay a combination
square (3) along the side of the blade
and against the riving knife.
• Tilt the blade to the 45° position and
check the alignment again.
• If the blade and riving knife are not
correctly aligned:
• Remove the lock lever (4),
washer (5), set plate (6) and
riving knife (2) from the mounting
bracket (7).
• Insert the washer (8) between the
riving knife (2) and bracket (7).
• Replace the riving knife (2), set
plate (6), washer (5) and lock
lever (4). Then, retighten the
lock lever (4).
• Check the riving knife and blade
alignment again at both 0° and 45°.
• Add or remove the washers until the
alignment is correct.
• Replace the table insert, blade guard
and anti-kickback pawls assembly.
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