need help on how to adjust shop fox classic fence

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Forum topic by jaybellisle posted 03-06-2013 08:47 AM 3183 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2013 08:47 AM

Hey guys I am new to the forum and I just purchased a shop fox classic fence system with standard rails and I know how to align the fence with the blade but I can not figure how to adjust the fence 90 degrees to the table?I have tried reinstalling the rails several times but it was still off a little does anyone have any idea’s.Please help just a little aggravating.


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#1 posted 03-06-2013 10:26 AM

If the rails aren’t level with the table surface, you’ll continue to have trouble, so it’s critical to get that aspect right. If they are level with the table and the fence faces still aren’t perfectly 90° to the table, and if there are no adjusting screws along the t-square, you can use tape as shims under the pads that the fence glides along the rail on. Be sure the fence is seated properly on the rail….there’s a metal tongue under the fence near the clamping system that sometimes gets flipped up….it should be down pressing along the front edge of the rail.

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 11:43 AM

It is the middle of the night here but I went to check my identical fence to be able to help you.
( I always get up in the middle of the night.
Don’t worry, I did not do it just for you)
There is not adjustment available, that sucks big time.
I had a different fence before with small screw on each side for adjustment.
As Knotscott wrote your only option, short of drilling and taping for a small screw on each side , is to make sure that your rails are absolutely parallel to your table and that works only if the fence itself is perfectly made.( which is improbable).
In fact I would not worry about that.
I would put a square between the TS’ table and the fence and adjust the rails until the fence is square with the table no matter what they do in relation with the table.
Now, I have to modify my fence to put a small Teflon tipped screw on each side.

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 03:14 AM

well I will try to readjust the rails first and if that does not work I will try the tape method but what kind of tape do I use to put on the pad? Maybe I should have spent a little more money and just picked up a besimeyer I know they have adjustments for that. I read a lot of reviews on this shop fox and the only down fall I read was about the mag. cursor being a problem or maybe it is just me lol.thanks for the advice guys


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