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Unifence Bearing glide

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Project by BigDaddyO posted 05-27-2015 12:15 AM 1481 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a used tablesaw with a Unifence at an Estate sale last fall and the Unifence had this hard plastic foot that slid across the top of the saw. It always got some grit under it and it had started to leave some scratches on the tablesaw top.

I spent a little time, maybe an hour of my time. some scrap maple, old bearings and bolts from some roller blades and another random bolt I had in my bin and threw this together.

It works surprisingly well. I can easily slide the fence now without any problems and I spaced the bearings far enough apart that it will glide over the miter slots without falling in.

As with most of my projects, I also posted a video of it if your interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U5bcdvC1Jg&feature=youtu.be

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com





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shipwright

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#1 posted 05-27-2015 12:58 AM

Never had the problem with mine but I can say you have a great fence there. I love the pull back feature for short crosscuts.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 05-27-2015 02:03 AM

I too have never had problems with mine, yes you can tell where the plastic foot has be traveling across the top of the table, but I use my saw a lot and the entire top looks far from new condition. Good luck with your new saw, you’ll love that fence.

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#3 posted 05-27-2015 05:53 AM

pretty cool. ya never noticed that with mine but might do it because the insert for my router is right underneath the foot and while it doesn’t catch on it, it could be useful if it ever does. thanks for posting

-- Ben L

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 04:55 AM

Never had that problem either but I can see the scratches on your saw top so good solution. Well done on the video too.

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#5 posted 05-29-2015 02:52 AM

I flat out lied, mine does scratch the top but apparently I never cared or noticed until seeing this.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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