A journey into the workshop. #33: Fixing the rip fence, and almost finishing the extension wing.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 12-29-2009 04:47 PM 1291 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the sanding was done, I still need to install the leveling hardware for the router plate, so one last item there, and I am done. I had noticed that my rip fence wasn’t quite up to snuff. The handle nearly pointed at the floor before the fence locked in place.

After seeing a thorough write up on BT3Central I decided that it was time to fix my fence, and per instructions, I straightened the tail on the clamper A cam, reassembled the fence, and tested it. All is well and good. The fence now locks exactly where it is supposed to.

More cleaning is coming over the next couple of weeks while I actively try to get my shop clean and organized. And yes, before anyone asks, pics are coming. My batteries on my camera are dead now, I need to get to the store to buy some new ones…

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 05:24 PM

nice. interesting that such an easy fix wasn’t found earlier in production, or is this something that got bent later on?

nothing more frustrating than to have to fight with your rip fence to lock where you want it to and stay put. glad to see it’s over now for you.

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 05:45 PM

They get bent in use… I happen to have a machinist vise in my shop, so I simply heated it up, bent it back, cooled it down and reinstalled it…

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