I attempted to use the dial indicator, finally ended up using the hex key in the miter guage. It seemed like the smallest pressure would move the table. Anyway, after going through the whole process, the problem ended up being the riving knife. About 3/16" to the right of the blade. That explains why ripping the 2x4's didn't come out so well.
But, after noticing that just a light pressure applied to the side of the table and seeing how easy it was to get the table to flex really bothered me. So, I have to ask myself, "can you really make accurate cuts witht he shopsmith"?
Now don't get me wrong, I love my shopsmith, I've just spent over 4 grand on it, but the question is still lurking in my mind.
I've been visiting other woodworking forums, and people are always showing the item they have made. Some of these are just absolutely gorgeous, emaculate joints, etc. All, I have seen in this forum are jigs, table extensions, etc for the shopsmith, and these are extremely valuable photos.
Show me the actual projects you have made, using the shopsmith.
1992 SS 510, 11" Bandsaw on power station, 4" jointer, Pro Planer, Incra Miter 2000, Incra Ultimate Fence Router Pkg, Grizzly 6" Parallelogram Jointer.