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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 03-20-2018 03:00 AM 519 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LucasWoods

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03-20-2018 03:00 AM

So I have the Grizzly G1022 table saw and got the front rail lined it up and of course got it lined up for the first bolt that would attach to the table saw top itself and then the second hole is maybe 2mm off from being able to reach the second hole on the table saw top.

Do I just drill that hole out on my fence and just have a giant hole?

If I do do that then the hole on my wing sits in between two of the holes on the fence. I’m not sure if I drill between those two holes if there will be much metal there supporting it.

What all did you do to fix these issues? Just slide the whole rail over a bit and drill all new holes?

Then I am assuming I will have to do the same for the back fence support.

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 03-20-2018 03:16 AM

From the Biesemeyer manual – “The holes in the rails are NOT supposed to match the holes in your table saw”.

Drill/tap as appropriate – table or rails, your choice.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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LucasWoods

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#2 posted 03-20-2018 05:29 AM

Yeah i know it says to drill holes as necessary I don’t have any tapping tools but I think I have some counter sinks. I was just wondering more so how far some of you slid the rails so you weren’t drilling in the middle of two close holes.

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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Steve

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#3 posted 03-20-2018 02:09 PM

I drilled new holes in my table saw as opposed to the rails when installing a T3 on my Craftsman 113. You should be able to use a washer on the backside of the table if the hole gets too elongated.

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#4 posted 03-20-2018 02:31 PM

I wouldn’t think it would matter much where you attach the rail to the table. If you need to move it around a bit so that it doesn’t hit the other holes in an awkward way then go for it. I know one popular way to gain extra rip width is to install the rail offset to the right so that you can’t even use the fence on the left side of the blade, that way you have maximum capacity all to the right side. So if you want to move it over a few inches and drill fresh holes in the saw it would be fine.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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LucasWoods

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#5 posted 03-20-2018 10:08 PM

That’s what I was wondering smitdog it looks like I need to move the rail over 3-4 inches to the right. And then obviously the same for the back rail.

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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