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MNclone

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05-08-2014 12:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rip fence table saw

I picked up a used craftsman table saw a few weeks back and have had a good time tuning it up. It has an xr-2412 rip fence that was missing the glide pads. I found some UHMW replacement pads. There is a long and short one. The two short strips were easy to place but I can’t figure out where the long piece goes. Anyone here with that fence care to help a guy out?


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#1 posted 09-10-2015 05:34 PM

Did you figure out the glide pads?

I recently came in possession of a Craftsman 113.299* with an XR-2412 fence, but it doesn’t have the glide pads at all.

I can’t figure out where they’d go or what size to make them.

any hints?

thx,
andy

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#2 posted 09-11-2015 01:15 AM

Ha, I didn’t think I would ever get a response to this post.
I found the glides on Ebay and I’m pretty sure that I placed the large one incorrectly.
Here is what I did. The small ones ride on the fence rail nicely, but where I have large pad doesn’t wear at all. I get some sawdust that gets pressed against the metal on the front left and right sides as you look at the picture.
Glide pad placement

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 01:34 AM

thx!

Does your fence stay square as you slide it side to side?

I have to press my up against the rail before sliding it to keep it parallel to the miter slot/blade. Otherwise it racks right or left. Very annoying….

Did the glide pads address that problem for you?

I can’t seem to find a source for those pad things. Think it’d work to cut a sliver off of UHMV stock or a plastic cutting board?

How’d they fasten to the head? glue?

thx,
andy

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 01:46 AM

You can get rolls of UHMW self adhesive tape from lots of different places in lots of different sizes.

Another alternative is to cut up strips from a milk jug (HDPE) the size you need and epoxy them in place. It’s not as wear resistant, but works the same and costs a lot less :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 09-11-2015 01:49 AM

Fence stays square, the glides may help with that.

Here are the glides that I bought, they are self adhesive.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/310302249844

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#6 posted 09-11-2015 11:26 AM

Thanks!

Purchased one last night.

The same person sells the micro adjusters too if you need one: http://r.ebay.com/swWXi5

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MNclone

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#7 posted 09-11-2015 01:41 PM



Thanks!

Purchased one last night.

The same person sells the micro adjusters too if you need one: http://r.ebay.com/swWXi5

- AndyFarrior


I don’t quite understand how that micro adjuster is supposed to work?
Either way, I rarely use my table saw for finish dimensions anyway, so I probably don’t need one.

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