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Forum topic by CudaDude posted 01-17-2015 04:03 PM 1197 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2015 04:03 PM

Or anyone else who might know-

The cam foot that is attached to the locking lever is supposed to have a pad on it that makes contact with the front rail. Well, evidently mine fell off and probably got swept up as trash at some point. Seems like I recall it being a felt type material but I’m not sure. Can somebody tell me what it is? Thanks in advance.

-- Gary

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#1 posted 01-17-2015 04:27 PM

Mine is just metal,I don’t recall any type of pad at all and I bought my saw new.

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 04:31 PM

It’s just metal against metal.

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#3 posted 01-17-2015 04:39 PM

Mine has a 1 5/16” long and approximately 1/32” thick laminated pad on it. The laminated part is not felt. It is hard and smooth but it is not uhmw. I bet a piece of Formica would do it.

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#4 posted 01-17-2015 04:41 PM

Mine looks like it has a thin pc of laminate (or some other material) on it. It’s not metal to metal.

Edit: Same as the faster typer – Tom :)

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#5 posted 01-17-2015 04:46 PM

Mine has a pad,about 1/16” thick,(1.1/4” x 3/4”) ,it got loose with constant locking /unlocking so I removed it,cleaned it up and glued it back on.
any hard plastic that can flex a little is fine, even a piece of thin Formica will also work.

Wow ,2 replies while I was typing.

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#6 posted 01-17-2015 05:28 PM

Cool. Laminate it’ll be. Appreciate the quick replies.

-- Gary

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#7 posted 01-17-2015 06:38 PM

I would use an old GIFT CARD with is 1/32 inch thick. Cut a piece to fit and use contact cement to attach it.

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#8 posted 01-17-2015 07:45 PM

TRy a little bit of delrin or similar flexible nylon.The type of stuff used often on plastic—nylon type cutting boards.Or glue in a short piece of any velcro or felt type material which can be removed and replaced in the future.It is just there to act as a kind of simple wedging action.I know a guy who also glued in a piece of sandpaper but I question the sense of this however he swears by it .I do that sometimes on the mitre gauge face to stop the wood being cut from inching along by itself.Alistair

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