I just upgraded my craftsman fence to a Delta T2 system and the install went very well. The blade on this old machine is within .008 to the miter, and the fence is within .002 TIR to the miter which are both within reasonable limits for my projects and skill. But I noticed one thing – as I am ripping my birch ply workbench, the material as it approaches the end of the fence will be riding out almost 3/8 of an inch from the fence. I try to keep the sheet goods flat and square, but this seems to be on ongoing issue for me.
The funny thing is, after the cut is made, both the piece and the waste are square. The machined dimension is exactly where it needs to be and parallel to the face that was riding on the fence.
I know I should just be concerned with safety and end product quality, but it bugs me when I see something I can’t understand.
-- What do you mean it's square? How did that happen?