can someone confirm if this set will bolt up to this saw !
- countryroad Yes it will fit. You might have to drill a couple of holes into the front/back rails, if the existing holes don t line up with your existing mount holes, OR you want to shift the location for different measurement on right or left side. New mounting holes are common process called out in installation manuals, as not everyone want majority of fence on right side.
+1 it is an inferior to older Biesemeyer models. They are using metric sized steel, with slightly reduced wall thickness.
If it will not lock down now. How will adding thickness to it make it work? Please go back and read were I say it will not lock down tight the way it is. You would have to take thickness away from it to make it work. - countryroad Respectfully disagree.
The tab on end of locking cam is NOT what locks the fence down. The round portion is a ramp, and it is the portion of cam that should be engaged when locked.
If money is no object, call PowerMatic parts department.
In past they sold a Biesemeyer fence clone that fit both the PM66 and PM2000. Get PN from PM, and check out www.mmtoolparts.com discounted prices. It will most likely drop ship directly from PM.
I wished I lived nearby. Keep several glide pads in my parts pile, plus laminate and epoxy. Could fix the clamp issue in 30 minutes or less, unless something is BORK d. Need an extra 15min to reshape the pivot bar, if it has been bent by using the fence with glide pads for long time.
To reinforce my point of how simple the fix is: Use masking tape to attach 1×2in piece of cereal box cardboard where the glide pads attach. Back out the adjustment Allen screws in back till one thread is behind each pad. If it s not tight enough, add some cardboard to face of pivot bar. Keep adjusting pad thickness or screws till the handle is hard to push down below horizontal plane. Which is key point - the handle does not need to go past horizontal to close the clamp.
PS - Make sure some grease monkey didn t spray silicone spray or heavy lubricant on rails to stop rust. Clean front clamp area with scotch-brite pad and almost any spray cleaner; to ensure the front pivot is clamping to clean naked steel. Once you get it working, can usually wax the bare steel to prevent rust with minimal impact on clamp force required.