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Forum topic by flyingoak posted 01-02-2010 03:08 AM 1013 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2010 03:08 AM

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Greetings all,
I have 2 questions.

First.. what should i use to “slick-up” my fence. it is the basic type of fence over a square tube frame. it seems to be getting harder to slide.

Second…. has anyone ever added a shop-built micro-adjust to a saw fence? if so could you direct me to a picture or a diagram


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#1 posted 01-02-2010 03:26 AM

Hey flyingoak

Use UHMW slick tape.
Try this for the adjuster.

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 03:28 AM

Get you a can of J&J paste wax. Rub it on the fence and table saw bed. I put about 5 coats the first time, rubbed it out and then about once a week, depending how much you use the saw, and any thing you want to slide on the bed or fence will be greased lightening.
Yes I have seen micro adjusters. but off hand I can’t remember just where. Most of the saw web sites will have their version.

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 05:33 PM

Thanks guys. i really like that microadjust from Rockler. I think wi

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 05:33 PM

Ok Cant type….. i will order one.


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#5 posted 01-02-2010 06:07 PM


I was going to purchase one of those at Rockler one day and as I picked it up the manager walked by and advised me against it. In theory it should work but – 1) if your rails are slick (as they should be) it slides fairly easily when you push the fence up against it, and 2) it doesn’t give you a measurement, all it is is a scew adjuster. Evidently they had many people return them.

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 07:00 PM

You could make yourself a screw adjuster very easily – use one of those long nuts (sleeve nuts?), a 32 TPI bolt, and a clamp. Just clamp the nut to the rail and turn the bolt. The 32 TPI will enable you to easily make adjustments in increments of 1/32”, or 1/64” if you go half a turn.

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