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Posted on Ridgid R4512 Fence Alignment

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 02:28 AM

It sounds like you’re on the right track. Definitely check the parallelism of the front and rear rails. You could shim one if needed but that will hopefully not be necessary (it wasn’t for me). Also, I’ve read that some people prefer the rear of the fence to be “open” (heeled away from the blade) by a few thou, to make rip cuts a bit easier. There are a few components that can have an interactive effect on the fence alignment, so just keep tweaking as needed and make sure things are square etc. as you go. The saw is capable of being setup nearly perfect, and once you get everything aligned it should stay aligned.

-- John, BC, Canada

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