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Forum topic by slolearner posted 11-13-2018 08:43 PM 255 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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slolearner

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11-13-2018 08:43 PM

So I purchased a 113 Craftsman table saw, obviously the fences are kinda questionable. So with that I purchased a new one from Woodcraft. My question is, the blade seems straight to the miter gauge track, however the fence seems off from front to back, to both the blade and the miter track, so is it possible that the front rail is not inline and its throwing off the fence..? I shim the fence mount and its straight to .005 on a cut from one end to the other. So my other question, is shimming the mount and not the rail ok..? Or should I shim the rail to the table instead…?


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#1 posted 11-13-2018 09:41 PM

I can’t see enough from the pictures but, there should be some adjustment to change the angle of the fence without messing with the rail. So, you should be able to loosen whatever is holding the fence piece to the “mount” (the piece that rides on the front rail and locks down).

Some pics showing more detail on the fence/mount interface or a link to the fence and make/model will let us give more specific suggestions.

If it were me and I just installed a new fence, I would put the shims away. You shouldn’t have to shim any part of it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 11-14-2018 12:43 AM

That option to loosen the fence was there as well. However I didnt want to play with that then have someone tell me I should have never done that…lol

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#3 posted 11-14-2018 12:51 AM

Nope, that’s what it’s there for ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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