Trouble with shop fox fence on table saw

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Forum topic by BillHall posted 10-23-2017 02:26 PM 721 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2017 02:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shopfox fence w2005 nonsmooth operation cranky table saw fence fence

Hi Guys,
I’m trying to renovate an old G1023S Grizzly table saw and am having a dickens of a time trying to get the fence (ShopFox W2005) to slide smoothly on the rails. I’ve tried adjusting, waxing, cleaning, and everything I can think of. I even bought a new rear rail since this was missing from the saw when I got it. Does anyone out there have any suggestions? It has some spring metal strips underneath the clamping mechanisms which I don’t see on the new ShpFox W2005 models. Could this be the problem? It also has several HDPE strips which ride on the rails. Could these be the problem. Help!

-- Bill, Leland, North Carolina

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#1 posted 11-22-2017 03:30 PM

Did you ever get a response or otherwise figure out what the problem was?

Can you post a video of the issue so we might be able to see what is going on?

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 11:43 PM

rbrjr1, sorry for the slowness in my response. I still haven’t completely solved the problem with the Foxshop fence on the Grizzly table saw. I’ve had to put it aside for a couple of weeks to get ready for a Christmas craft show that my wife and I will be participating in. I’ll try to get my act together soon. I did try adjusting the set-screws on the clamping mechanism. I think the two pieces underneather the clampling mechanism have been slightly bent and that is hindering the smooth gliding fence that I would like to achieve. I’ve received the replacement glider pads from Grizzly and will be installing them shortly. If all fails, Grizzly does carry a ball-bearing fence but it’s another $200.
Thanks a bunch for your interest in helping me!
Bill Hall

-- Bill, Leland, North Carolina

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