Chop Saw Fence Adjustment?

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Forum topic by greg48 posted 08-19-2015 11:07 PM 1823 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2015 11:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw fence adjustment

I have an old Makita Mo. 2400B 10” miter saw that was given to me some time ago.

I noticed for the first time that there is a gap of about 0.017” on both sides of the fence at the throat when a straight edge is laid against it.

There is no adjustment to the fence other than overall alignment since the piece is a solid casting, but I can make adjustments to the blade from either side of the blade, but if I am making multiple cuts off a long piece (greater than 9”), then my reference is off and the resultant cuts may vary off of square.

I see no solution except to attach another fence to the casting and shim out the gap. Might any of you have another suggestion?

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 11:31 PM

My thoughts would be; remove the fence, cut it in half exactly and replace it. You should then beable to make the adjustments if the bolts have any minor slop in them.. It looks like an aluminum fence so should be easy to cut.
Just a suggestion. Otherwise I have no idea on how to make it square.

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