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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 09-01-2012 03:21 PM

Hi Taylor—

This thread has been fun to read. Your enthusiasm matches perfectly the quality of saw which you now have.

The friction pads on the fence—two at the lever end and one at the other—are actually just plastic laminate samples, contact cemented on. So if they’re looking thin, a fix is easy.

If your fence is clunking as it crosses the joints in the table, they should be realigned. Just loosening the bolts a little a careful tapping should do it. If you leave a lip there, it will destroy the friction pad.

My one complaint with that Biesmeyer is that the allen set screws which control the angle of the fence are coarse threads. I would prefer they were fine, but they do work ok.

At the risk of hijacking your delightful progress thread, I’m asking fence owners how snugly they have set the lock. I know it is possible to distort the front of the front rail if you are set too tight. Too loose and the fence can creep, obviously.



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