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Forum topic by AnotherToph posted 03-08-2017 09:42 PM 397 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2017 09:42 PM

Hi all,

I just picked up a JPS-10TS a couple days ago and finished getting setup and tuned last night. This is an upgrade for me from a Ridgid R4510 jobsite saw so while it’s not a a high end saw it’s definitely my first exposure to using a saw that’s a step up from the typical big-box store stuff.

My question is – how tight should the T-square fence be? I’ve got the front screws loosened up so they’re barely contacting the spring steel on the back, and it still takes a considerable amount of pressure to lock the front handle – to the point that the tail end of the fence lifts off the table when I’m trying to lock it down. When I looked at the floor model in the store it seemed a whole lot looser when unlocked than mine is. Are there any other adjustments? The manual doesn’t say anything about an adjustment on the cam, and I couldn’t seem to find anything last night (although it was late).

Any experience with this would be greatly appreciated. The saw cuts beautifully, but I don’t want to end up with buyers remorse due to a goofy fence when so many of the reviews I’ve read seemed to give the fence a positive endorsement.

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#1 posted 03-08-2017 10:07 PM

The handle shouldn’t have to go to the extent of its range to lock. I have a different fence but halfway for me is more than enough.

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#2 posted 03-08-2017 10:32 PM

Ok. That makes a lot of sense, thanks! From vertical up to horizontal seemed too loose. To lock it down the way it’s set now requires going vertically down with the handle. I’m thinking it should be closer to horizontal to be locked maybe?

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#3 posted 03-11-2017 03:11 AM

Ok, so I’ve gotten things adjusted so I don’t have to crank down on the handle for it to hold fast. However, now when I push down on the handle to lock the fence in place the “T” section lifts off the guide rail.

I’m feeling pretty stupid here, am I doing something wrong? I’m pushing down on the handle with just enough pressure to keep it from sliding so I don’t think it’s too much, but this doesn’t seem right.

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