|Review by b2rtch||posted 05-10-2010 08:09 PM||3079 views||1 time favorited||28 comments|
I went to buy this fence last Thursday to mount it on my HF band saw.
I mounted it Saturday and yesterday Sunday.
I am mechanic by trade and it is my job to make stuff work, no matter what.
Well, this fence was a challenge.
I was expecting an easy and straight forward installation, the installation was anything but——
The table had two threaded holes in the front which lined up with fixation holes in the fence but contrary to what it is supposed to be , when using these holes the fence did not clear the miter slot; it was way too high and the fence itself was seating a 3/8’ above the table.
After contemplating different routes to go , I decided to drill and tap two new holes but lower.
This is what I did.
Now the fence clears the miter slot but it seats crocked compare with the surface of the table.
If the fence touches the front of the table, it is now about 1/2” high in the rear.
I shimmed the front of the table so that the fence will be parallel to the table, it kind of work but this is mickey mouse and I do not like it.
The next step is to take the table out and to get front machined square with the top, not a huge issue but a pain in the rear nevertheless.