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David Houston 128/05/2012 19:13:49
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Hi all

I hope I might be forgiven for asking a question with my first post. I will try to contribute in future!

I have a Scheppach TS4010 (old aluminium topped model) with all its accessory tables including the 2, sliding table.

In many respects I have been delighted with the saw. Some time ago I moved house and it has taken a couple of years to get all my woodworking kit set up again. I notice that my Scheppach’s blade is fractionally out of parallel with the table mitre slots. The rip fence and sliding table are all aligned to the mitre slots perfectly.

I still have the original user manual. This tells one how to adjust the rip fence, the sliding table, the mitre gauge and the guide rail for the rip fence.

Nowhere (as I see it) does it tell me how to make the most fundamental and crucial adjustment which is the saw blade to the mitre slots. Surely this is the first and most important adjustment as everything else relates to this!

Please might some helpful soul advise me how to adjust my saw so that my blade and mitre slots are exactly parallel?

Thank you; I’d be really delighted to get this sorted out.

Derek Lane29/05/2012 20:44:54
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Welcome to the forum David.

Not having this machine I will ask basic question which is how is the top attached to the bottom housing

David Houston 130/05/2012 07:41:02
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Thank you very much for your welcome to the forum. I've been enjoying reading many of the discussions on the forum and am delighted to discover such a rich resource of experience.

I wouldn't know how to describe the somewhat complex method of attaching top to cabinet I'm afraid but again, I thank you for your willing enagagement. Perhaps in due course I may be able to learn how to post photographs on the Forum that may better illustrate the issue.

I have had a pm from a gentleman who is the Technical manager at NMA Tools. He generously took time to draw a few diagrams that guide me through the process. I understand that NMA are the principle importers of Scheppach in the UK. I very much look forward to attempting his fix this weekend when time allows. I am most impressed by his courteous on efficient attempt to assist. It reflects very well on NMA Tools.

Were it of greater interest, I may attempt to photograph the procedure lest it be of help to others.

Meanwhile, my thanks again. I will report progress!

Derek Lane30/05/2012 18:35:46
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Glad they have taken the time to sort you out. Hopefully you will be up and running and post some work in the future

Derek Percival16/06/2012 12:14:10
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Hi David,

I've the same table saw as you and have the replacement cast iron top to fit later this summer - a job I keep putting off as I'll have to re-alignt everything. I'm sure that I'll need to perform the blade alignment which you noted so if you can forward those diagrams it would be appreciated.



Tim Collar14/05/2017 11:24:07
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Hi, David

I know this thread was sometime ago , but I now have exactly the same problem . I've emailed Sheppach asking for instructions but have had no response as yet. looking at the set up it's hard to see any form of adjustment .

Any links, or indeed the mentioned diagrams would be appreciated .

Many thanks


Big Al29/05/2017 14:25:15
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Check that the slots are square to the bed using a framing square. If they are then put the square against the end of the bed and slide it to the blade to check for square. If everything is aligning correctly and square then your slots are parallel to the blade. If not then loosen the bolts holding the bed to the machine and adjust. Once it is all aligned then tighten your bolts and everything should be fine.


Tim Collar29/05/2017 23:01:47
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Many thanks Al , that's brilliant . very much appreciate the help


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