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Forum topic by rockom posted 03-30-2010 06:46 AM 1207 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2010 06:46 AM


I just installed a 30” Biesemeyer on my Delta Unisaw. When attaching the tube to the front rail, one of the threaded holes in the tube will not line up with the hole in the rail. The other four are ok, one was real tight. Their is no wiggle room at all. Anyone else had this issue? Is four enough? It’s the second one iin on the left.

I though I might try and put that bolt in first and work the others till they all fit. I don’t see it working though.


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#1 posted 03-30-2010 08:32 AM

One usually needs to drill one or two holes to get the rails mounted correctly. It is important to install all of the bolts. It will insure long term stable alignment of the fence. Just make sure you are not drilling into any cast iron ribs under the table. You also need to mount the three that line up first and then use a drill bit and open the other hole a bit so it won’t be so tight.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#2 posted 03-30-2010 12:22 PM

i have the longer fence and had no problem mt it but the side table was a little bent in the middle but other than that nothing. i didn’t have to drill any holes in my saw at all only in the side table loosen all bolts untill you get every bolt in the holes then tighten them do the one/ones that don’t line up first then do the others if anything you might have to drill one of the holes a little bigger but that’s it try it and keep us posted.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#3 posted 03-30-2010 02:37 PM

Fortunately, I wont need to drill any holes in the saw itself but possibly the rail tube. First I’ll try putting int the issue bolt first. Then I’ll try and open up the hole a little with a drill or file of needed. It’s not off by much. Just enough to keep the bolt from going in straight. Thanks for the replies.

I am however very pleased. I had no other issues installing the fence other than some missing lock washers that are easy to replace. The fence is very smooth and glides along real nice.


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