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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 05-28-2018 09:40 PM 529 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LucasWoods

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05-28-2018 09:40 PM

The clip that goes over the back guide rail seems to be very tight and when sliding it will shave off the coating on the rail. The fence seems to only be able to be adjusted left and right and then up/town in being able to ensure the fence is perpendicular to the table saw surface.

When I move the fence along the rails it twists and won’t keep square. I have tried moving the fence from different positions but it will not move together no matter what.

I am worried I may have place one of the rails too high or low but I used the guide that they sent and ensured the rails were both level.

Any suggestions?

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF


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#1 posted 05-28-2018 11:08 PM

Sounds to me you have the fence too tight. The end clip is adjustable. My T3 fence has about one sixteenth of an inch or more of slop pushing it back and forth from front to back when not locked.

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#2 posted 05-28-2018 11:34 PM

I will have to loosen then end clip and move it back a bit. Thank you I looked at the clip and it didn’t look like it could be loosened and of course didn’t mention it in the manual.

Ty for the I out I will try it ( after the Capitals Game) of course :)

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#3 posted 05-28-2018 11:51 PM

The end clip on my fence has slotted/oversized holes.

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#4 posted 05-28-2018 11:54 PM

My saw has the T2 fence, looks pretty similar to the T3 fence.
Take that clip off and throw it away.
It does nothing but make it harder to lift the fence off the saw.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#5 posted 05-29-2018 12:11 AM

I do not agree with a suggestion to remove the clip. When adjusted properly the clip prevents the end of the fence from lifting and flexing side to side. So it does serve a purpose.

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#6 posted 05-29-2018 12:11 AM

So I moved it back as far as I could and it is still contacting the back rail.

I am thinking about filing the holes to make them bigger. I got about a 1/4” left from the edge of the hole to the end of the bracket. I probably only need a little less than 1/8th of an inch more.

Did you really take that back bracket off?

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#7 posted 05-29-2018 12:25 AM

Are sure the rail is not too low? You shouldn’t need to modify things to make it work. You may have a bent clip.
Edit: I guess the rail can’t be too low. If it was the fence would drag on the table. I assume the fence is not dragging on the table?

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#8 posted 05-29-2018 12:29 AM

It could be too low. Should the bracket be almost touching at the bend in the bracket. Mine sits lower on that angled piece. Gosh if I hope the holes I drilled have enough slop to move them up a bit.

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#9 posted 05-29-2018 12:32 AM

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#10 posted 05-29-2018 12:46 AM

The edge of my rail is closer to the bend. If your fence has a lot of clearance above the table you may be able to shave down the glide block so the fence sits lower. The faces of the fence are also adjustable if you need to get the main centerpiece of the fence closer to the table. That is if the faces sit lower than the center main piece.

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#11 posted 05-29-2018 12:55 AM

There may be a slight difference between my saw and your saws dimensions. My saw is a Delta saw which the T3 fence came on.

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#12 posted 05-29-2018 01:02 AM

True. Mine is a Grizzly G1022

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#13 posted 05-29-2018 02:13 AM

Does your saw have a piece of angle iron bolted across the back edge of the saw ?
On my saw the teflon block rides on the angle iron, not on the table top.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#14 posted 05-29-2018 02:17 AM



I will have to loosen then end clip and move it back a bit. Thank you I looked at the clip and it didn’t look like it could be loosened and of course didn’t mention it in the manual.

Ty for the I out I will try it ( after the Capitals Game) of course :)

- LucasWoods

Of course you mean after the Knights game…....right?

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