Jet Pro Table Saw Rip Fence Issues

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Forum topic by Rookie702 posted 08-10-2012 06:30 PM 1945 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-10-2012 06:30 PM

I bought a new Jet 10” table saw (couple months ago) and it has the standard issue Pro shop rip Fence on it. I like the fence in all but i have one major gripe, and i am hoping i can get some feedback on how to fix this.

Every time i lock the fence into place the entire fence will move to left. so after i think i have the fence where i need it, i go to lock it down and the damn fence swings to left (which make’s it straight of course) but its a pain in the ass to then have to reset the fence several times until i get it right where i need it. How do i keep the fence from doing this.

Also the button you press to lock the blade when changing blades doesn’t lock the blade in place anymore, so now I have to use a wrench to hold the spindle in place.

Thanks for all the ideas guys, I love this site..

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 07:02 PM

There should be an adjustment for how tight or loose the fence remains against the front rail when it’s not clamped. There’s a fine line between having slop and having it hard to move.

I suspect that some of what you describe is the nature of the front lock t-square style fences, though technique and proper adjustment can help. I’ve been using that style of fence for so long I don’t give it thought anymore…a little coordination between bumping and locking it in place works wonders.

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 04:23 PM

CL it for someone who has consumed the jet kool-aid and get almost anything else. even a ridgid 4512 would be a step up. heck, if it’s only a couple of months old, doesn’t it have a 5 year guaranty? call the selling dealer or jet and have them worry about it.

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