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Charlie

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10-22-2014 01:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

OK, this was a little more involved than I thought, but well worth it.
Mounting rails had to be drilled to match the granite top, stripped the old paint, cleaned up rust, repainted, hardware replaced, new fence faces (1 Corian and 1 hard maple).

I still need to do some sanding on the fence faces to take off sharp edges, tweak the fence faces for height above table, and build an extension table (because without the extension table I can’t USE that increased space to the right of the blade!).

The Biesemeyer setup was a craigslist score for $50. I have about $25 in paint and another $10 or so in hardware invested. Everything else I had on hand. Glides like a dream and looks like it’s going to be really accurate.
So…. onward we go, but I’m calling this a success.


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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 10-22-2014 01:30 PM

Nice work!

You Scored!

YOU SUCK!!!

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#2 posted 10-22-2014 01:50 PM

Well done, Charlie. It’s ready for another 50+years of work.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#3 posted 10-22-2014 01:53 PM

Good work Charlie!

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#4 posted 10-22-2014 02:45 PM

Charlie, you did good for getting the fence for 50 bucks, but my personal opinion is you are going to have some problems with chips getting in those screw holes on the face of it…............ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#5 posted 10-22-2014 02:50 PM

Cool Beans! Ya done good son!

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Charlie

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#6 posted 10-22-2014 04:09 PM



Charlie, you did good for getting the fence for 50 bucks, but my personal opinion is you are going to have some problems with chips getting in those screw holes on the face of it…............ Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

I do not disagree with you. This was my first attempt at making a Corian face. I have enough to make a couple more and I’m going to try one using flat head screws instead of the hex head bolts. I couldn’t find any yesterday when I was hardware shopping that were the right length.

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Charlie

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#7 posted 10-22-2014 04:13 PM

And….

Call me crazy but I think the saw cuts better with the Biese than it did with the stock fence. I know that’s subjective, but I ran a few pieces through while dialing in the reticle (it was off by 1/16…. not too shabby), and the edges seem cleaner.

When I first put the fence on it didn’t slide really well. I thought, “What have I got myself into?”. Then I remembered I hadn’t waxed anything. Holy cow, what a difference. It floats now like an air-hockey puck!

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#8 posted 10-22-2014 05:31 PM

That looks sweet, I’m jealous. Great job.

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#9 posted 10-22-2014 06:04 PM

Having a square fence does make your saw cut better. Removes the binding on the blade.

-- Jim from Kansas

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#10 posted 10-22-2014 07:22 PM

Good job on the restore. You still looking to change that lever?

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Charlie

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#11 posted 10-22-2014 07:31 PM



Good job on the restore. You still looking to change that lever?

- JoeinGa

Yes, I’ll be looking for a replacement cam lock lever. Doesn’t appear promising though at this point.

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#12 posted 10-23-2014 11:18 PM

Well worth the effort, enjoy your new fence!!!

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