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Project by jlb posted 05-30-2013 06:19 AM 4981 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Powermatic 2000 table saw fence is difficult to adjust due to friction. The answer to this is to attach a 2” caster wheel to the end of the fence. The fence will now move very freely. Hope this is helpful. Comments welcome. Thanks for looking

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net





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chadgr

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 07:36 AM

very good idea thanks for the inspiration

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Everythingwood1?ref=si_shop

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 08:59 AM

Very good jlb a wheely good idea !!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 09:28 AM

That is a great idea, well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 09:34 AM

It is great for moving smoothly. What is the locking mechanism, to keep it true and rigid for cutting?

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 12:15 PM

Very clever.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 01:50 PM

Slick idea !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 05:29 PM

how neat!

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#8 posted 05-30-2013 06:37 PM

the wheel is on the end of the fence

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#9 posted 05-30-2013 09:15 PM

I love it. have you had problems with saw dust build up in the track raising the fence?
I am for sure going to steal this.

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#10 posted 05-31-2013 12:50 AM

How do you “lock” the fence???

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#11 posted 05-31-2013 01:59 AM

Nice idea. I too am wondering how to keep the fence parallel with the blade with this setup.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#12 posted 05-31-2013 02:08 AM

This is the far end of the fence. The “T” part where the lock is is unaffected.

The Sawstop fence is the same way. It just has a teflon pad stuck to the underside of the fence out near the free end.

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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