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DWE7491RS when storing saw vertically on the stand . Do you keep the fence rail lock ON?

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Forum topic by Toolhead posted 02-21-2018 03:21 PM 1040 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Toolhead

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02-21-2018 03:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool dewalt saw dwe7491rs fence rail lock vertical storage tablesaw

Im sure others whom own this saw storre it verically on its stand as i do.

I was recently thinking..during vertical storage..does keeping the fence rail lovl ON damage the fence rail bc the fence rail lock keeps constant pressure on the fence rail system?

Thoughts?

I keep the fence rail lock ON so the fence rail doesnt movenwhen i tilt it vertically and then roll intonstorage spot but recently thought this may be a bad thing to leave the fenc rail lock ON? During storage
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Thoughts /suggestions?


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#1 posted 03-06-2018 07:19 PM

I think there would be more damage occurrence when the lock is not engaged. I wouldn’t change what you are doing.

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#2 posted 03-06-2018 07:31 PM

Tks man..thats what i figured…

I did forget recently that the fence lock was on and turned thefence knib with some force and the fence did move slightly (with the fence lock “on”...

This shouldnt habe caused any issues right?

I looked underneath and noticed a small (maybe 1/2” mark on the fence railnwhere the fence lock engages..so basically when i turned the fence knib with some force..it basically moved the fence..causing the fence lock bar to markthe fence rail where the lock engages the fence rail.

...based on the mechanics of this fence /fence lock system…im thinking the fence is still good to go?

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#3 posted 03-06-2018 08:22 PM

If anything, it may have skipped a tooth. I have done the same thing before with my DW748. As long as there is no slop in the knob, when unlocked or locked, you should be just fine. The ratcheting fence is very nice.

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#4 posted 03-06-2018 08:43 PM

Tks..yeah..i rechecked the fence alignment and it was still square….agreed..the gear based fence system is what drew me to this table saw….

The fence still moves smoothly and knob works as before…baiscally just forced the fence to move about 1/2” withnthe lock on..just caused a cosmetic mark on the inner fence rail from the lock being engaged while turning..

Big fan ofbthis saw…especially the fence rail system

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