|Forum topic by jswalters||posted 07-16-2014 07:44 PM||4564 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-16-2014 07:44 PM
I have a 20 year old Craftsman table saw with the Exact-I-Rip Fence on it that was given to me. It was never used and still in the box. I put it together and spent a lot of time tuning it up and making sure the blade was parralell to the miter slot. Also put a linked belt on it to stop vibration and upgraded the motor. I really like the saw. It does a great job. My only complaint is the Exact-I-Rip Fence. While I am one to use a measuring tape to make sure the cut is right, I noticed a couple of things with this fence.
1. If it is 10’ or less from the blade then the built in tape measure is accurate. If it is more then 10” then it is off by as much a 1/8”. What is odd is if I put my tape measure along it, they both match up. What causes this?
I got a PDF manual on line but it was pretty much usless. I cannot afford to buy an after-market fence at this time so I am stuck with what I have.
Anyone have this fence and if so can advise me on correcting the issues?