Smooth running fence

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Project by jlb posted 427 days ago 4593 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,

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#1 posted 427 days ago

very good idea thanks for the inspiration

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop

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#2 posted 427 days ago

Very good jlb a wheely good idea !!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 427 days ago

That is a great idea, well done

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



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#4 posted 427 days ago

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 427 days ago

Very clever.

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#6 posted 427 days ago

Slick idea !!!

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

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#7 posted 427 days ago

how neat!

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#8 posted 427 days ago

the wheel is on the end of the fence

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#9 posted 427 days ago

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 427 days ago

How do you “lock” the fence???

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#11 posted 426 days ago

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 426 days ago

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.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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