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Getting my tools ready #3: Putting the tape on my saw?

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Hey,

I’d probably figure this out but some advice might make it quicker. I have been doing some cosmetic improvement on my grizzly 1023. Shes on a super heavy duty shop fox dolly. I found a great tractor paint from my local Ace that serves the local farmers. Has a hardener in it.

Been working on my food paying job for awhile, but today had time to pull the blue tape off and reassemble the shop fox fence. HEY no shop fox fences for sale on Grizzly? No PDF? My old owners manual must be written for “real men” who don’t need directions? Or pictures! LOL!

Used the 1023rl Manual PDF and got the picture to reassemble it. Still not specific? Did get it bolted together,

Got a Starrett (sp?) metal tape to take the place of the old worn out tape.

Heres where I need some assistance. I want to zero the tape? Looked on you tube. Some clever stuff re accuracy in checking blade to fence… Did find out that I would have to reset based on thin kerf or thicker blades. but no tape replacement?

Thanks for your assistance!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 421 days ago

I’m scratching my head,it’s been along time since I’ve done mine. If I remember right, all I did was lay a framing square so it was up against the blade made a pencil mark and zeroed the tape at that line . most fences have a fine adjustment that you can tweak it if your off a little.

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 421 days ago

Doc,

I’ve got an old 1023. As I recall (from about 7 years ago), when I installed the tape, I just moved my Shop Fox fence so that it hit the blade, made a mark on some masking tape near enough where the measuring tape would go, lined up the self-stick tape measure, then fine tuned it with the little plastic marker on the fence (which is capable of considerable adjustment). I’ve done it twice since the fence was not adjusted properly the first time and it rubbed the numbers off the tape. I called Grizzly and got some wrong advice on the fence adjustment problem but finally figured it out myself, corrected it, and installed a new tape. I haven’t had any problems since, and it’s been dead-on with accuracy.

Right now we’ve got the motor torn apart, attempting to trouble-shoot its problem. Sure wish we knew something about motors! Grizzly doesn’t sell internal motor parts so we may have to replace the motor. I’m hoping tonight’s brain-storming will give us some positive results tomorrow!

I think I have a Shop Fox manual for the fence. (It’s too late to head out to the shop now and check.) Let me know if you would like me to make a PDF for you.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 421 days ago

Thank you lJ’s

A PDF manual would be goodto have. Send me a pm?

Any issue in measurement if there is a difference in the saw blade thickness? Thin kerf vs. a denser 60 tooth blade?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 421 days ago

Doc,

When you change blades, just check to see if the mark is exactly zero when the fence is touching the blade. You can easily readjust the plastic marker if necessary each time you change blades.

I do have the manual for the Shop Fox fence (Item W1410) . However, it’s not in very good condition and is 27 pages (which would take me hours to send to you by dial-up) so I checked their website woodstockint.com and it is available there. If 1410 is not the one you have, and you can’t find yours in their list, you can call them on 1-800-840-8420. If this still doesn’t solve your problem, let me know if I can help further.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 410 days ago

Thaniks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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