Rockler Table saw fence micro adjuster

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Review by lilredweldingrod posted 07-16-2010 02:30 AM 6363 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought the Rockler table saw fence micro adjuster on sale cheap with free shipping. That takes most of the sting out. Every time the handle gets bumped, even slightly, it falls a part. After regluing this cheaply made junk several times, I drilled and install a 8-32 screw and nut and peened the end at the nut to prevent it from backing off. It hasn’t broken since, but I do not leave it on the saw except when I need it. Save your money on this one. I’m sure there ar much better designs out there. If I was offered a O star option, I would prefer it. Rand

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 02:47 AM

same thing happened to me. wasn’t much of a bargain.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 03:30 AM

This may be one shop jig that is better made than bought.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 05:57 AM

another one ,

for the pile of things we ‘gota have ,

and don’t work !

thanks for the review ,
you saved me ,
from making the same mistake .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 07-16-2010 07:10 AM

Yep. Got it on sale for a few bucks and it promptly fell apart even before I used it the first time! I haven’t bothered to glue it back together. I figured I take the magnets out and use them for something useful.

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 11:03 AM

Thanks for the review. Most people only post the good reviews. It’s nice to know what to stay away from too.

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#6 posted 07-16-2010 12:10 PM

Good review, I’m grateful to be steared clear of things that don’t work.

I use a micro-ajuster I made myself, for pennies, accurate to 0.1mm ( 4 thousandths of an inch). I figure if it breaks I’ll make another. I’ve had it five years. I wonder if its worth posting?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 05:43 PM

hey Brit, take some pictures and post it, if it works it has to be worth posting, all ideas are worth posting.

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 07-16-2010 08:01 PM

Greetings Rand,

Thanks for the review….... I didn’t want one, anyway…..
Seems like everything we but these days is just junk….....
Chinese crap ain’t worth two dead flys…........................

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#9 posted 07-16-2010 08:11 PM

here’s martyns home made one ,

rick ,
as right as you are ,
i can’t help but knowing that rich American businessmen ,
took all their factory’s to china first .
and that is why there is no work here .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 07-16-2010 10:42 PM

I was going to purchase one a year or two ago. I put it on the counter with a bunch of other things that I was buying and the clerk picked it up and set it aside. With a grin he said” I’ll save you a trip back having to return it”. It appears to have been good advice.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#11 posted 07-16-2010 10:45 PM

Thanks for the warning.


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#12 posted 07-17-2010 10:29 AM

Hi Rand;

Thanks for the heads up on this. It appears you aren’t the only one that was dissapointed with it.

Strange, they haven’t bothered to fix the failings, if it is such a popular seller. It would seem as though their reputation would prompt them to do so.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 07-17-2010 05:17 PM

Good morning Lee,
It seems that the bottom line is every thing now a days. Quality is no longer touted nor cared about. This is the fifth disappointment I have had in Rockler named products.

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#14 posted 07-17-2010 11:51 PM

I’ll go against the grain here and say that mine has worked very well. I’ve had mine for about 3 years and it works well and has never fallen apart. If I had to review mine I would’ve given it 4 stars.

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#15 posted 07-18-2010 01:03 PM

If only my fence and slide weren’t aluminum(magnet proof). I think it’s fair to say that almost no good tablesaw ideas work on my European combi machine. The top is also aluminum and only has one miter gauge groove. It does however have a sliding table with it’s own adjustable fence, so I guess I shouldn’t complain.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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