|Forum topic by MoshupTrail||posted 736 days ago||2048 views||0 times favorited||28 replies|
736 days ago
I few years ago I bought the Ridgid saw with the Granite top. Steel City makes one just like it. Might be the same for all I know. But the rail that guides the fence is split into two pieces. (probably for shipping) The piece of plastic that like a pipe nipple joins the two bars is not machined perfectly and where the two bars meet (see picture) there’s a very slight offset – maybe 10-15 thousandths. Here’s a pic:
So when you slide the fence back and forth you can never get a perfect angle all the way across. Either you get it parallel to the blade when it’s fully to the right, or fully to the left, but you can’t get both. The fence has two screws that adjust the angle of the fence relative to the bar. As long as they both brace against the same rail you’re fine. You can get it adjusted. But if one is on each rail, then the fence angle is off slightly. Or when you go from one rail to the other the angle changes. I’ve done my best to get the rails lined up with a straight-edge and it’s pretty good now, but because of that slight offset it’s impossible to get it perfect.
Bottom line: I’d like to find a replacement rail, some way to fix this.
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