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Forum topic by MAS520 posted 12-09-2018 11:28 PM 553 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MAS520

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12-09-2018 11:28 PM

Hope someone can help. The right rear of my rip fence is dragging on the sheet metal extension. There is a noticeable clunk, when it passes over it. Do I have a fence problem, a rail problem or what? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-- Mark,Oelwein Iowa Cardinal Fan!


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WhyMe

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#1 posted 12-09-2018 11:41 PM

Is the extension level with the cast top? Has the back rail on the right side slipped down? If the fence is not dragging on the back end of the cast top but bumps on the extension makes me think the extension is not set level with the cast top and or the right side of the back rail has moved.

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#2 posted 12-10-2018 12:55 PM



Is the extension level with the cast top? Has the back rail on the right side slipped down? If the fence is not dragging on the back end of the cast top but bumps on the extension makes me think the extension is not set level with the cast top and or the right side of the back rail has moved.

- WhyMe

+1

I love my 36-725, but the stamped steel wings were a PITA to align properly, as they tended to dip down in the center and be higher around the edges. Worst case scenario, if you don’t use the right face of your fence, you can loosen the bolts holding the face on from underneath and raise the rear of the right face a touch.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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MAS520

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#3 posted 12-10-2018 01:02 PM

Thank you Why Me and Dustin.

-- Mark,Oelwein Iowa Cardinal Fan!

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#4 posted 12-10-2018 04:11 PM

It might be just a matter of adjusting the rear rail up a little. AFAIK, you should have a small nylon foot under the rear of the fence tube that rides along the back rail.

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Dustin

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#5 posted 12-10-2018 05:10 PM



It might be just a matter of adjusting the rear rail up a little. AFAIK, you should have a small nylon foot under the rear of the fence tube that rides along the back rail.

- knotscott

Now that Scott mentions it, even with the rear rail spaced to the table based on the manual, I had to add two thin washers between that nylon foot and underside of the fence to space it appropriately to avoid dragging.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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WhyMe

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#6 posted 12-10-2018 07:27 PM

The extruded sides of the fence can also be adjusted up and down by loosening the nuts inside of the main tube through the square holes in the bottom. As in the picture you can see the extruded sides are lower than the center tube. I adjusted the sides instead of adding a spacer under the nylon foot.

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lumbering_on

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#7 posted 12-10-2018 07:59 PM


+1

I love my 36-725, but the stamped steel wings were a PITA to align properly, as they tended to dip down in the center and be higher around the edges. Worst case scenario, if you don t use the right face of your fence, you can loosen the bolts holding the face on from underneath and raise the rear of the right face a touch.

- Dustin

+100 – took me two weeks or so to finally figure it out. I also ended up putting some cardboard under the nylon to get it to work properly. In all honesty, I’m not sure it makes a huge difference, but the feel of the fence not moving smoothly drove me nuts.

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