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#1 posted 11-17-2016 05:28 PM

Now for the biggest problem, which unfortunately I don t think can be fixed. When the fence is tightened down around 5” or so, the left side of the fence contacts the left rail and the right contacts the right. When the fence is tightened, the force causes deflection in the fence…the left side flexes the left rail backwards due to the 2 piece design. I have tried everything but every time I tighten the fence at a distance less than around 5”, the fence alignment skews off by about 1/64” or a little more. It is right on if it is contacting the whole single part of the rail but the other side flexes. Frustrating, but what can a guy do? Anyways, thanks for all your help!

- optimusprimer92

You may be over tightening the fence lock. It just needs to be snug and doesn’t need a death grip on the rail. You should not need to push it all the way down to get it to lock in place. I had never noticed what you described on my saw so went out and checked. On mine, the fence locks securely once the lever is about parallel to the ground. Only when I crank the lever below this can I detect even the slightest deflection between the halves of the front rail. Even then, it only amounts to about 3 to 5 thousandths at the back of the fence when comparing the T only on the right half versus straddling the joint. Make sure that all of the bolts on the underside of the rail are snug.

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