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Forum topic by todd4390 posted 10-05-2014 12:52 AM 964 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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todd4390

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10-05-2014 12:52 AM

I am trying to design an outfeed table that flushes up to my saw table but I have the condition shown in the photos where my fence has a knob that rides on the rear rail? Anyone know what purpose this serves and if it can be removed without sacrificing the fence accuracy? It is the Jet Pro Fence by the way.


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#1 posted 10-05-2014 01:06 AM

It would appear to be a height adjustment/glide for the rear of the fence. When you turn it counter-clockwise does it raise the rear of the fence?

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#2 posted 10-05-2014 01:06 AM

That button is for keeping the back of the fence above the table top. It is adjustable up and down so the fence is even from the front to the back. Your fence will scrape on the table top if you remove it.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#3 posted 10-05-2014 01:09 AM

How do other fences work that don’t have these. I’ve seen fences that ride right on top of outfeed tables

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#4 posted 10-05-2014 01:12 AM

glue a piece of hard plastic to the underside of the fence(3” away from the edge) so it slides on the tabletop ,then you can get rid of the knob all together.
All Biesemeyer fences (as far I know)are like that,they have only one pinch point( on the operator’s side),the other end just slides on the table top.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 10-05-2014 02:10 AM

+1 distrbd. You can get the material from the rockwell catalouge. But what is wrong with a one inch gap between the table and outfeed?

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 02:24 AM

Nothing wrong with gap between table and outfeed I don’t guess. Just saw an outfeed that I liked a lot that didn’t have the gap.

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#7 posted 10-05-2014 03:28 AM

FWIW I have three TS.. Only one has the out feed attached to the saw. All have leveling feet that I adjust about four times per year.. with the weather to re align. Even the one that is attached.. is on a unifence… There is no back bracket. Like the description of the Beismeyer it rides on a foot on the table itself. but even that I mounted a piece of angle iron to the back and there is a 1/4” gap. It really just does a good job of collecting the debris as it comes off the saw.

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#8 posted 10-05-2014 03:52 AM

Here is what I did to “unload” the stuff on the end of my fence.

http://www.eplastics.com/Slick_Strips

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