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What did the previous owner do to this Beisemeyer Fence Clamp?

by C_PLUS_Woodworker
posted 03-16-2011 04:39 AM


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ajosephg

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 04:44 AM

Just off the top of my head, I’d say he clamped the fence down too hard and bent the thingy in there, after which it would not lock down. Then, he glued a stick and some sandpaper in there to make it kind-of work again.

Tomorrow when I get into my shop again, I’ll look and see if I still agree with what I just said.

-- Joe

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 05:29 AM

Thanks Joe, that would be really great. I just looked again and there is a gentle curve all the way along the “thingy” ......... from where it comes out of the bolt all the way through to the end. Doesn’t look like it would be too hard to straighten out, if that is the way it is supposed to be. Thanks again.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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mrg

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#3 posted 03-16-2011 05:41 AM

You can order that part from Delta or anyone that sells the Beise fence.

-- mrg

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#4 posted 03-16-2011 06:12 AM

Thanks, guys.

This looks like the part to me. Agreed?

http://www.mikestools.com/B1350056-Biesemeyer-Cam-Foot-White.aspx

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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MarcusM

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#5 posted 03-16-2011 01:29 PM

C_Plus; I don’t think the cam foot is the part to worry about here but rather the glide pad on the foot. You can get just the pad; I’d also check the two inner glide pads on the T-bar for wear. Might be a good idea to replace all three glide pads if you’re planning on placing an order anyway.

Cheers, Mark

-- Tilbilly Mark

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#6 posted 03-16-2011 02:37 PM

Mark….....thx.. I already ordered the cam foot (not expensive) but I will take your advice and also swap out all of the pads. I might as well get the ones that go onto the middle bottom of the fence as well while I am at it.

Sure like this forum and the folks on it.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#7 posted 03-16-2011 03:25 PM

OUCH!!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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jusfine

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#8 posted 03-16-2011 04:55 PM

I had purchased a General tablesaw with a Bies fence a few years ago but can’t get used to it after so many years using the Unifence on the Unisaw.

Doesn’t seem to lock as well, maybe has the same bent problem but mine is new…

Good Luck with yours C+!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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dpjeansonne

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#9 posted 03-16-2011 05:39 PM

I say it is the pad. I had one that the pad came un-glued and had a hard time getting it to stay in place. I used some reinforced fiberglass tape to wrap the pad to the cam bar. This worked well but is not a permenate fix but re-doing it is not much of a problem.

-- Cajun Don, Louisiana

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MarcusM

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#10 posted 03-16-2011 05:50 PM

Ha! C_plus; I was going to suggest you get that glide pad too but I didn’t want to spend any more of your money :)

Cheers, Mark.

-- Tilbilly Mark

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ajosephg

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#11 posted 03-17-2011 03:38 AM

Looked at mine today, and don’t have anything to add. Looks like you have it covered.

-- Joe

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#12 posted 03-17-2011 04:39 AM

Thanks for all the help guys. Really appreciate it. Got all the pads and a new cam foot coming. That ought to take care of it…..........no matter what it was.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#13 posted 03-22-2011 03:31 AM

Just thought I would do a follow-up on that foot cam issue. The new foot cam is now installed and it works perfectly. That was exactly the problem…............ the missing pad. The old and new cams both had the same curve to them.

Thanks a lot guys. Really appreciate the help.

p.s. Strange thing happened today. Made several cuts….....and they were all straight. No measuring and re-measuring from the blade to the fence (and then prayer). Wonderful.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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MarcusM

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#14 posted 03-22-2011 03:46 PM

That’s great C-Plus. Soon enough you’ll have to change your name to at least B-Plus :)

Mark

-- Tilbilly Mark

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Lee Barker

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#15 posted 03-22-2011 04:05 PM

General info: On my older Biesmeyer, the tension is adjusted with two Allen set screws on the fence part that runs inside the rail. They adjust for squareness as well.

Second, those pads—and I called Biesmeyer for this info when I bought mine used—are just laminate samples. Wilsonart, Micarta, whatever. I use the marbley ones for the surface that rides on the table and the regular finish ones for the lever that operates off the cam.

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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patron

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#16 posted 03-22-2011 04:05 PM

the pad bar can lay on top of the rip bar
if you have removed the fence
make sure it is behind the bar when you put the fence back on

the two adjustment screws can be tightened
to make the handle have better ‘grip’
enough that you have to ‘lift’ the fence straight up
to get it off not just lift the handle and pull it up

the newer ones have set screws going down too
to ‘tilt’ the fence to the table for square

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#17 posted 03-23-2011 03:51 AM

thanks to all for your comments.

working like a charm now.

Best.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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