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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 02:27 AM

Hi Chris—

Thanks for the time and trouble to take the pictures. However, I am not sure what you are meaning by “parallel to the table.” The fence needs only to be at right angles, or the angle you choose, from the table.

If you mean touching both the infeed and the outfeed table simultaneously, that can’t be because those tables are adjustable and in practice, the infeed table will be slightly lower than the outfeed table.

1. I don’t know the “notch” you’re talking about here.

2. When the fence is set at any position, you should be able to lock it at any position on the table. You’ll be learning soon to “hoard” a little sweet spot on the table and use it just for challenging and gnarly wood because the knives will be sharpest there.

3. What matters is that the fence locks snugly in place. What it does when it is released to move one way or the other isn’t important.

4. I don’t know about that fence touching the table. It’s true on many, though. It would be like metals touching, so there would be no gouging, just perhaps some marking. Not to worry.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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