|Forum topic by paxorion||posted 11-19-2013 03:51 PM||1244 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-19-2013 03:51 PM
This topic is spawned from another forum topic I posted about the Kobalt Table Saw. I’ve noticed that almost all portable table fences flex and contort in some way when locking it down, causing the fence to not lock square. Even the Bosch 4100 and Ridgid R4510 has behaved like this on in-store models I have tested, albeit to a far lesser degree. The only exception I have seen are the Dewalt saws, which I attribute to the alignment pins.
My question is, what are some of the tell-tale causes to investigate as to what causes he fence to flex. My going theories are:
Also, would adding auxiliary faces to a thin fence reduce flex?