Ugly blade mark

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Blog entry by poospleasures posted 08-28-2011 08:05 PM 1142 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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To protect your table saw fence from that ulgy blade mark, set the fence about .125” from the blade, Drill a hole, thread it and install a machine screw finger tight. This will effectively stop you from sliding the fence by accident into a spinning saw blade. Should you want the fence on the other side of the blade just unscrew the stop. The reason for offering this tip is I did it when I was young and more careless. I did not like the terrible noise or the cut up fence. Also I went to look at used unisaw, darned if the fence did not 2 blade gouges at different heights. That is my Bies in the picture. I taped on piece of paper for the illustration.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 04:41 AM

Thanks for the reminder

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 05:16 AM

My practice is just not move the fence while the blade is turning. As soon as I say that, I’ll get a blade strike in the shop tomorrow!

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#3 posted 08-29-2011 05:22 AM

great idea

you forgot the ! point before the last http
do that and it will load the picture

thanks for the tip

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 11-01-2011 06:33 AM

A good idea!

One of the first errors I made in my 9th grade school woodworking class was to run the fence against the saw blade before the saw stopped spinning. My teacher sure chewed me out about it.
Those days they didn’t have carbide tipped blades, so it ruined the blade.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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