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Forum topic by Nate L. posted 07-27-2014 03:46 AM 666 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nate L.

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07-27-2014 03:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: laguna fence table saw

I have two possible issues with my TS fence. In the attached picture, you can see there is a gap between the wood and the table. This is caused by the bolts that hold the magnifiers on the fence. Is this normal? It doesn’t seem like it should be but my TS knowledge is quite limited. Secondly, you can adjust the fence clearance with nylon alan head screws. One of the screws is not functioning the way it should, it seems to be stuck. If I cut it out, is there a good place to get a replacement? I haven’t checked Lowes or HD or contacted Laguna

yet. Thanks for the help.

Nate

-- Nate, Las Vegas, http://nateswoodshop.com


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timbertailor

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#1 posted 07-27-2014 04:13 AM

I think the board in the picture is just warped. I can not conceive of a cast table that was that warped.

I suggest acquiring the following tools so that you can calibrate your table saw.

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#2 posted 07-27-2014 05:27 AM

timbertailer: The saw has been calibrated. I actually have that same Wixey angle gauge and I have a the igauging digital saw gauge. The board that I have in the picture is a piece of mdf that is as flat as can be. I initially noticed the problem when I heard/felt scraping while cutting a piece of 3/4” melamine shelving. It doesn’t seem like a table problem, more of a fence problem. I don’t think the table is warped. The bolts holding the plexiglass magnifiers on the fence are proud of the table. The bolts are causing the separation between the table and the board. I will try to get a picture of the bolts tomorrow.

Nate

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#3 posted 07-27-2014 06:08 AM

Your fence looks similar to the Grizzly G0661. Early on I remember reading out a similar issue. Something needed to altered to get it to work properly. It was fixed on later models. See below,

http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-G0661-Contractor-Riving-10-Inch/product-reviews/B0017KHW1W

5.0 out of 5 stars It’s not a contractor saw, it’s a fine woodworking saw., September 10, 2009
By Dustin G. Haugh (Pocatello, ID) – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
This review is from: Grizzly Grizzly G0661 2 HP Contractor Style Table Saw with Riving Knife, 10-Inch (Misc.)
I’ve owned this saw for a while now and I use it every day in my cabinet shop. It’s nice having a 36” rip capacity and I’d say that’s the minimum you’ll need when doing cabinets.

Let’s go over the problems with the saw first:
1. The blade insert is crap and has a rubbery feel to it. It’s pretty much just falling apart with how much I use it. Invest in the T20818 – Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert for G0661 and that problem is solved.
2. The fence is a new design I’m guessing because you’ll have to remove some screws and distance indicator on the left side so your materials don’t catch on it while using this saw. The screws were higher than the table (someone wasn’t thinking). Anyway, take that off and you’ll forget it was a problem.

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#4 posted 07-27-2014 06:13 AM

Splinter12: That sounds like the exact issue I am having. I will have to call Laguna on Monday and see what they have to say. Thanks for the info!

Nate

-- Nate, Las Vegas, http://nateswoodshop.com

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#5 posted 07-27-2014 06:36 PM


1. The blade insert is crap and has a rubbery feel to it. ..................................
2. The fence is a new design I m guessing because you ll have to remove some screws and distance indicator on the left side so your materials don t catch on it while using this saw. The screws were higher than the table (someone wasn t thinking).

- Splinter12

That would explain why the board is kicked up in the back in the photo.

How does something like that make it into production?

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#6 posted 07-28-2014 01:46 AM

Just to be on the safe side, I checked the blade alignment and fence alignment today. The blade alignment was within .003” and the fence is aligned properly. Hopefully Laguna has a good fix for the issue other than removing the distance indicator.

-- Nate, Las Vegas, http://nateswoodshop.com

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#7 posted 07-28-2014 03:41 PM

UPDATE: I called Laguna this AM and spoke with Brian. He was very helpful. It sounds like I need to lower my fence slightly (approx 1/32”) though I won’t be able to try that until I get the new nylon set screws that he is sending me. One of the set screws on the fence was bound up and the only way it will move is with a pair of pliers. Once I get those, I will try it out and see if it works. He looked at a saw that was set up in their shop and there was only 1/16” clearance between the table and the screws when the fence height was properly set. I will update this thread again one I get the new set screw installed. I do need to mention that Laguna’s CS was top notch. That is one thing I had been concerned about when I was deciding what saws to buy but I have been very pleased so far. When my 14Twelve bandsaw arrived, the fence guide bar had some spot rust on it. I called Laguna to ask about it and they sent out a replacement immediately, which I received the next day.

-- Nate, Las Vegas, http://nateswoodshop.com

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TheFridge

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#8 posted 07-28-2014 03:51 PM

My saw stop fence has rollers in the back side. If yours is similar adjust the front to the same height.

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#9 posted 07-28-2014 03:55 PM

TheFridge: It actually just has a ‘cone shaped’ rubber slider that is adjustable. I am thinking that using a feeler gauge and setting it that way would probably work best.

-- Nate, Las Vegas, http://nateswoodshop.com

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#10 posted 09-09-2014 05:11 AM

Well????? Did you get that fixed? lol – I was so happy to see a recent “Laguna” thread! How’d it go? Thank you!

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#11 posted 09-09-2014 05:26 AM

Well, I sorta of got it fixed. I got the replacement plastic adjust screws and installed them. The top of the screws were/are still proud of the table. I haven’t had much time to be out in the shop due to work, school and family. For the time being, I just removed the magnifier from the left side of the fence and I haven’t had any issues since then.

Nate

-- Nate, Las Vegas, http://nateswoodshop.com

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#12 posted 09-09-2014 05:48 AM

Thank you, sir!

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