|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 04-21-2013 02:51 PM||631 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-21-2013 02:51 PM
OK so I acquired some 2×2 steel tube to make a new 1-piece front fence rail for my Steel City 35990G
I have to drill and tap it to mount it, but that raises a question…
How many bolts do you have holding your front rail on? Not the angle that get bolted to the saw. The bolts (or machine screws) that go up from the bottom to secure the rail itself to the angle iron.
Right now I have 10 bolts in there, but it’s a 2 piece rail. Should I really plan to drill and tap 10 holes? Or would less be ok?
My plan is to get a one piece front fence rail because I have struggled with alignment of the 2-piece rail for long enough. I’m also going to shift the new rail to the right. I don’t use the fence on the left of the blade. But I did notice that 30 inches to the right was too small a few times when I was building kitchen cabinets. Not sure how many more cabinets I’ll be building, but it seems like if I’m going to change the rail, shifting it to the right makes sense for the way I use the saw. I’ll also have to get a new piece of angle iron for the rear, but I don’t think that’s going to be a problem.
Sorry… rambling again. Bolts in the front rail…