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Forum topic by Eruera posted 01-27-2017 06:08 AM 505 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eruera

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01-27-2017 06:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw bench rip fence square problem

I’ve been putting quite a few hours into setting up my table saw lately so that I can see what it’s really capable of before decided if I’ll keep it.

She’s a 3hp 10” house-brand jibbie with what I would call an American-style sliding table.

http://www.jacks.co.nz/products/saws/bench-saws/4

The table is nice and flat, square to the blade, the slider is square and parallel, the bevel stops are finely tuned, the last frontier is the rip fence.

I don’t really know what to call it other than double ended. There are front and back rails and the fence itself is basically a long clamp that grabs the entire depth of the table. I think the accu-rip fence or something might do this?

I cannot for the life of me get it to square up consistently. I adjust the T-ish part to get it square, but the next lock after that might be pinching toward the blade and the next two after that might be pulling away from it. It seems to me the problem is that design of the clamping action basically just locks the fence onto the table without actually squaring it against the front. Pushing the fence forward fairly hard before locking seems to help a little bit but because the registration of the little T-ish part is so poor it’s still not reliable.

It seems strange that such an awful fence has found its way on to what is otherwise a pretty solid saw, so I’m hoping someone here has some insight and it’s just operator error! I don’t really want to upgrade the fence as I have the means to get a better saw if there’s just no way to get this one up to standard.


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#1 posted 01-27-2017 12:31 PM

Posted in error

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#2 posted 01-28-2017 04:54 AM

Design flaw. A T square fence should lock on solidly to the front rail. No need to clamp onto the far end. The problem you describe is precisely why I despise the old Delta Fetlock fence, and others similar to it.

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#3 posted 01-28-2017 05:54 AM

That’s a real pity! Was batching out some timber for woolshed repairs this arvo and the sliding table was excellent. Sadly not all jobs can be done with whatever width of timber is at hand so a spud-fence is a real downer, not to mention being unable to process sheet goods effectively :-(

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#4 posted 01-28-2017 07:43 AM

I, of course, wrote Jetlock, and auto correct changed it to fetlock. Bloody hell. And did you actually write woodshed, and got corrected to woolshed? Oh, mine didn’t like woolshed at all and auto corrected it to woodshed. Maybe you’re an Aussie or a Kiwi?

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#5 posted 01-28-2017 08:44 AM

I wrote woolshed and got corrected to woodshed haha, not a word I type very often. I’m from NZ!

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#6 posted 01-28-2017 01:22 PM

Any Chance for a picture of this mysterious fence?

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