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Forum topic by Milo posted 08-30-2013 02:30 AM 935 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Milo

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08-30-2013 02:30 AM

Hey gang,

Would one of you kind folks who has a Beissmeyer fence please go out and measure the gap between the from wall of the angle iron that is bolted to the front of your table saw, and the rectangular tube that the fence itself clamps too? I’m guessing it’s somewhere around 3/4” if I remember right.

I am making new fence rails, but just realized I don’t know what the offset is so I can drill and tap the bolts to hold the tube and angle iron together.

Thanks,

Milo

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#1 posted 08-30-2013 10:27 AM

Milo – My rails are from a Shop Fox Classic, which a Biese can mount directly to. The gap is 15/16”. The fence tube itself doesn’t need that much space, but it allows room for fence to clear the heads of mounting bolts that hold the angle iron to the saw, so that gap could vary a little depending on how deep the heads of those bolts are.

Please follow up with some pics of new rails!

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#2 posted 08-30-2013 12:36 PM

When I put longer rails on my Grizzly’s Beisemeyer fence, I set the space at exactly 1/2”.

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#3 posted 08-30-2013 12:53 PM

the video on youtube says 3/4

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#4 posted 08-30-2013 01:14 PM

mine is 9/16”
it was set with a little gauge
that came with the saw and fence
(with the pre=set mounting holes
there isn’t much room to miss)

the main reason to give more room there
is to be able to adjust for square
the ‘t’ part may want to turn somewhat
it it and the fence aren’t perfectly square
to each other

3/4” would just give you more room to adjust
and make it easier to clean any sawdust that gathers there

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#5 posted 08-30-2013 01:16 PM

My Grizzly G0444 with the SHOP FOX Aluma-Classic fence (pretty much same thing) is set just under 1/2” at 7/16”. Hope this helps.

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 08-30-2013 01:35 PM

I set mine up to be about a 1/2”.......+ or—a little…......I used the cage to set mine that came with the fence…...Piece of cake…...

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#7 posted 08-30-2013 09:44 PM

Now that I think about it a little more, and see the other pics, my Biesemeyer rails used bolts with slotted heads that recessed into the rails. The Shop Fox rails have a big hex bolt head that sticks out quite ways.

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#8 posted 08-31-2013 12:40 AM

I’m probably going to go wider rather than closer, seeing I really don’t have a decent countersink for steel.

Thanks for all the help!

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#9 posted 09-01-2013 09:19 PM

Just for any of you who may be curious, here is the end results…

As you can see, these rails are WAY shorter than the fence itself, but the important part is it WORKS, and that’s all I care about.

Of course, the metal shop screwed up and made the cuts for the miter slots in the wrong place, and are going to have to figure out how to fix it. If the cut a new angle iron, THEY get to drill and tap the hole this time!

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