|Forum topic by Adam||posted 04-28-2014 01:41 PM||821 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
04-28-2014 01:41 PM
First, I discovered a small pit on the cast iron top. It’s about a sixteenth of an inch in diameter and depth, and is off to the lower right front of the top, nowhere near the throat. While disappointing aesthetically, I don’t know if this is, or should be, a major concern. Should it be?
Also, I’ve found that the cast iron top is not dead flat. I can get a very small amount of rock from my straight edge when I place it across the throat—slightly higher to the left of the throat. I’ve tested with several different straight edges and they all indicate the same thing. This seems a major problem.
Finally, the fence has an alarming amount of movement in the sled component that sits in the front rail. Of course when I lock the handle down it’s tight, but it does not square itself up. I end up with a deviation between the front rail and the back, sometimes as much as a quarter of an inch. I’ve done everything I know to do to get the fence to work reliably but it seems impossible. I’ve adjusted the nut at the back, the alignment screws on the handle. I’ve squared it up to the top and paralleled the rails. Nothing seems to eliminate the issue. Am I doing something wrong here, do I have a “bad” fence, or does this product simply have a sub-par fence system?