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Forum topic by Targa posted 01-01-2014 01:35 AM 8546 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Targa

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01-01-2014 01:35 AM

Recently, I purchased a used Craftsman “Align A Rip 24/12” fence with two piece rails off of EBay as an upgrade to the original fence on my Craftsman 113 table saw.

Its a great improvement over the original fence. However, I need to adjust it to be parallel with the saw blade and it didn’t come with any documentation or manual and so far I haven’t been able to find specifics on the internet on the steps to follow for adjusting it.

I can see there are 4 cap screws underneath the T assembly which look like they may be for adjusting the fence but I wonder if someone a lot more familiar with this fence can confirm those screws are in fact how to adjust the fence so it is parallel with the blade. Also, is there a particular approach I should take.

Thank you

-- Dom


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#1 posted 01-01-2014 03:32 PM

Can you post a pic? It sounds very similar to the OEM ridgid fences on the 2412 and the 2424. Pretty easy. A pic of the fence head will confirm .

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 03:50 PM

toolie, here are some pictures. Thanks

-- Dom

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 01:41 PM

Does anyone know how to adjust this fence to make it parallel with the blade?

-- Dom

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 02:40 PM

From the pics it looks like you would loosen the 4 hex screws on the bottom to free up the rail? Then line the fence up with the table/blade and tighten the hex heads back up.

fwiw….looks like a split front rail. Might wanna put a straight edge on the front rail to ensure it’s totally perpendicular to the table/blade. Might need thin shims to tweak it.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 03:30 PM

I believe the four screws, two on either side of the fence, are what’s used. At least that’s how my 2412oem fence aligns. And it’s very similar to yours.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#6 posted 01-03-2014 09:50 PM

try this:

http://www.busybeetools.com/product_manuals/B2397.pdf

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#7 posted 11-21-2015 08:33 PM

I have a manual for this if you need a pic.

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#8 posted 11-21-2015 08:37 PM

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#9 posted 11-22-2015 12:39 PM

Tedstor, thanks for the link.

-- Dom

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