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#1 posted 06-23-2012 07:48 AM

The movement in your tablesaw fence is deflection and it shouldn’t move at all while sawing; 1/8” is pretty extreme. If you post the type then maybe someone will know an adjustment. I’ve read reviews where they set up a 10lb sledge to swing in an arc several feet to whack the end of TS fences and the deflection was measured with a dial indicator (as in thousands or hundredths of an inch) so 1/8 deflection is unacceptable.

Dry time on glue will vary, for a mechanical joint I usually wait a couple hours to remove the clamps, for edge gluing larger pieces I wait overnight. Using nails or screws will act as clamps though and you can probably work with it much sooner. Norm seemed to get by with a brad nailer for a long time, should be fine. Most glues will set within ten minutes but will not fully dry for hours.

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