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ducky911

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1263 days ago

Hi,

I was wondering if eveyones fence move when locked. I think i am going to take my vega fence apart toningt and see why. I think mine jumps in about a 1/16th maybe more.

Bob


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NBeener

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#1 posted 1263 days ago

If mine DID move, I’d do something about it … pronto.

In fact, I did some shop time, yesterday, and built a miter-slot rail car for … either mounting my dial indicator, or … just using my combo square to check parallelism between miter slot and blade and fence. TINY adjustment necessary, but … my fence does stay put :-)

Do you have an owner’s/operator’s/instruction manual for your particular Vega ? There may be one online. Often, there’s an adjustment to set how snugly the fence locks onto the rails.

Yeah. That’s A Bad Thing.

-- -- Neil

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1263 days ago

If it is a critical cut I always recheck after locking, but 1/16 seems like a lot. Maybe there is some crud stuck somewhere that a good disassembly and cleaning will take care of.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bob #2

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#3 posted 1263 days ago

Mine did that a couple of weeks ago. I made an adjustment to the cam on the lever and it is fine now.
Mine is a General fence and I notice they sell new cam levers so I suspect they do wear down after time.
that may be you problem.

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 1263 days ago

My Biesemeyer on my Unisaw never moves once locked in. In retrospect, the Delta SawGuide on my Craftsman TS never moves either once locked in. Sounds like something minor (?) with yours. Has it always did it, or just started? Like you and Charlie said, a good cleaning may be all that’s needed….let’s hope so….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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ducky911

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#5 posted 1263 days ago

maybe I have not been clear …it moves this small amout as I am locking…once locked it is solid… I think that it has always done it

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Bob #2

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#6 posted 1263 days ago

Just thinking, is there a nylon guide on the lock mechanism on your fence?
It could be worn down a fraction and need replacment.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Bob #2

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#7 posted 1263 days ago

O.K. Ducky, I think I may have it.
There are a couple of set screws (right and left of center)on the back arm of the clamp mechanism. They are there to adjust the right left postion of your fence relative to the blade. It soulnd like on of them is not set up correctly allow the fence to sway to that side when you clamp it down.
Have a look and tell us what you find?

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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ducky911

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#8 posted 1262 days ago

Hi

UPDATE———-

I took it apart last night very few parts there is no way to tighten it up it just the way it is made.

with the fence unlocked I can wiggle 50/1000’s at where about the blade would be. let me get my calc and figure how far is that?

a 16th of and inch is 62/1000ths
anyway the Vega fence runs on a steel pipe and if it was tighter that that I guess it probably would not slide.
side note even locked i was able to get 15/1000’s of a move with some force.
—-my solution was to finally adjust the measuring tape on the bar and stop measuring at the blade except only to check——why I didn’t do that the first day years ago—-??—-anyway looks like thats it thanks Bob

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#9 posted 1262 days ago

Good you got it solved. Good luck with it.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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