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06-04-2010 12:56 PM

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I’m almost sure that had something to do with the pieces wanting to push away from the fence as I’m pushing them through and me losing my finger. Well not totally to blame of course, but may have added to the problem. The thing is how do I straighten it. It is bowed away from the blade with the fence to the right of the blade. Any Help? In other words the bow starts at my belly goes right then bows back left. mike

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 01:08 PM

Mike – You should be able to mount some faces on each side of the fence, then shim it flat as necessary. Several materials will work…UHMW plastic, birch ply, laminated ply, MDF, Aluminum, etc. Stiffer is better in this case.

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 01:20 PM

Another possibility is to use a hydraulic press or rig up something equivalent and bend it back.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 02:17 PM

I would consider using an auxiliary fence over the top of the existing fence (assuming it still locks into place securely), then use shims as necessary to bring it exactly parallel to the blade, as suggested by knotscott.

I use a variety of materials for the various auxiliary fences I fit to my rip-fence. Basically any manmade board will do, as long as it is stable – I even use cut-offs from plastic covered particle board (1 1/2” thick countertops), that is really flat and stable, it also provides a really “slick” surface for the boards to ride along.

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 02:29 PM

Hi Mike;

Tony has the right solution, to my way of thinking.

Lee

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 03:01 PM

I’m with the add a new fence on top theory. We had something similiar at our toy workshop. There the fence was not at 90 deg so we used a taper piece to bring it back into the correct place. We use these clamps from rockler

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 04:01 PM

hey mike im not sure if the solution isnt startin at the belly …....lol…suck it in and and twist you mouth to the left also…see what happens…lol….....

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 04:19 PM

Hi Mike, I like the auxiliary fence idea. I have one on my ‘old stand by’ TS. It is 60+ years old and the fence works great!

Be Safe, out there ;)

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 04:34 PM

I can’t imagine trying to fix this fence or jury rigging something over it after what you have been through Mike.
I say get a new fence or saw. The price is to high to gamble with and experiment.

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 06:52 PM

Mike, Me and my dad both have the C10FL and had the same issue. it was only slight, but enough. Mine also had a little cup to it. quality 3/4” ply and some paper shims fixed it right up for both of us. I also moved my indicator over so it reads exactly 1” extra, and just have to remember to burn an inch.

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 02:37 AM

Hi Mike! What is the fence made from? Sounds like a extrusion problem. Is it possible to get an aluminun bar and retrofit it. Take off the front lock down and guide, and the back one, and remount it on an aluminun rectangular tube the same size? Just a thought.

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#11 posted 06-05-2010 11:47 AM

I’d search for an aftermarket fence and replace it. It would probably upgrade it too.

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#12 posted 06-06-2010 05:04 PM

Thanks guys for all the helpful suggestions. I already have a 3/4 fir strip on both sides to give it heft and stability, and a t track for a rip fence. The reason I did that was because from the get go the aluminum fence was pushing pieces out at the back. I thought that would do the trick, it didn’t. I’ll try everything you guys suggest before buying a new one. By the way I skinned two fingers on my left hand, and I was using my safety equipment.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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