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Posted on How do you stop the fence from moving when you lock it

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 08:28 PM

Price, are you saying that after you’ve locked the fence down it will move, or that it moves sightly as you are locking it in place?

The first is a problem, and there should be an adjustment to allow you to increase the tension as Brad said.

The second is pretty typical (at least the few saws I’ve used do this), as you slide the fence it can go slightly out of perpendicular with the rail (cocked at an angle) and as you lock it down it pulls the fence against the rail and squares it up. If this is the case I usually snug it down to square it up, and then bump it into final position before locking it. There is probably a way to tighten it up to minimize this, but if you take it too far the fence will be hard to slide when unlocked.

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