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Review by captferd posted 02-21-2013 10:41 PM 1605 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One problem is that because its made of 2 pieces of plastic glued together it will break apart at the seam. You can try to glue it back together but it soon comes apart again.

(This is an update 40 days after the first post. Walmart sells a 3pk of generic super glue for 89 cents. I glued it up and clamped it lightly over night. It seems to be holding up fine.)

Other than that, I love this thing. It will move the fence thousandths at a time, allowing you to sneak up on a precise cut. If you decide to get one be gentle is all I can say and be careful how you pull it off the saw as the magnets are very strong.

Also people with the sawstop and a few other saws are finding that the lip is a little big and gets in the way of the measuring guage. A great fix is to cut it back. Ive added some pics to show you mine

Thanks and be safe

-- CaptFerd

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 12:46 AM

I’m not so sure about the extent to which Rockler screens item reviews. I’ve submitted a less-than-glowing review of at least one product and it was posted as-is.

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 01:03 AM

maybe you can post a picture of the broken seam on yours rather than the stock photo from rocklers website?

I would be interested to see the culprit.

thanks for the review

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 01:05 AM

I have that thing to and it split at the seam just as yours did. Some Rockler products are fine and some not so fine. I just applied 200MPH tape around mine to use it.

-- Bill, Missouri,

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 04:09 AM

I would just mount a dial indicator to a block of wood with some magnets instead. That way you can see the how much you actually move the fence. It would be cheaper too.

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 10:29 AM

Purplev at the present I have it glued back together. Just didnt think about taking a picture, sorry. Posted rocklers so those that dont have would know what Im talking about. Thanks for the suggestion Ill be sure to update it when it breaks again.

-- CaptFerd

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 12:11 PM

I got one. Broke in the same place.Thank heavens for duct tape.

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 02-24-2013 02:23 AM

I bot one years ago and sent it back as the magnets were weak.
better devices can be made DIY

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