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Posted on Porter Cable PCB222TS - Addressing the odd throat insert plate

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 02:03 AM

Well, now that we’ve had these saws for a little while, there are a few questions I have for other owners of the PCB222TS. First off, do they all sit at a little bit of an angle when the stand is set up? Mine has a lean to it, which makes it a little difficult to use an aid for ripping larger pieces of plywood and such. Second, when I use a dado blade for box joints, the blade will work itself lower and lower as I make my passes. Am I the only one with this issue, because I can’t seem to find anything about it online anywhere. I can tighten the carriage clamp screws up and get it to hold, but then the blade is very hard to raise and lower, so I loosened the screws back up and just got a small bungee cord that I will hook on the handle and the bottom of the base when I need to use a dado blade. A handle lock of some kind would have been awesome to solve this problem. Lastly, has anyone found an aftermarket fence system that will work with these saws? The factory fence isn’t too bad, after beefing it up with some side boards, but it will still pop out of the near track if I try to use a feather board that’s nice and snug. The far end is in a groove, but the near end just sits in a slot and stays in place from pressure. Do I just need to put more pressure on it? Any ideas on any of these things would be helpful. Overall, I really do like this saw, and it does a great job, but I’ve had it long enough now that if I can find a few cures for these ills, it would be nice to implement them.

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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