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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 06-21-2011 05:10 PM 1117 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-21-2011 05:10 PM

As some of you know I have Ridgid R4511 table saw.
The fence had a bow in since new.
I put up with it until now.
I am trying to get a new fence through Ridgid LSA but I am also thinking about upgrading to a better fence with out spending tons of money ( yes I am frugal or some would say cheap)
What is your recommendation?
I do no need a supper-dupper thing , just a good fence.
I have been looking at the Wega fence on Amazon.

For those of you who believe in prayers; I am going to have a shoulder surgery this coming Monday.
I am a bit nervous about it as my shoulder is working perfectly well and without pain now, and I expect it to be worse after the surgery.
So why the surgery?
Because I had several work injuries in the past few years and my shoulder was destroyed but it did bother me (praise God) for several years but now my arm bone is running to high in the articulation and it causes my articulation to wear at the wrong place.
If I do not have surgery now in a few years I shall need a full shoulder replacement.

Thank you for your answers and for your prayers.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 05:15 PM

to health first and formost.

As for fence – I like the Delta T2 as it’s cost effective and works well from what I’ve seen. I was at some point considering replacing my fence and that would have been my choice. that said, my reasononing for replacing the fence on the 4511 was because my locking mechanism was shot. as for the fence having a bow – a face frame for the fence using the 3 mounting holes in the metal fence with some shimming of the fence frame would solve any bowing issues (that’s what the T2, Bies and clones do for that exact purpose).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 05:26 PM

I already shimmed the fence and I have install the “white plastic stuff” faces.
In addition of being bowed , it moves all over the places when I tight it down.
I tried to fix this issue several times with adjustment screws in the front but without success.
How to fix this issue?

-- Bert

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