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Do you push the handle all the way down to lock or just snug it?
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I have an Excalibur fence similar to the Bies fence and I lock it all the way down . For some reason I like to leave the handle up when not in use . Not sure if that's important, but it's just something that I do

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I do both,don't even think about it.
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Lock down, it will not move, esp. when cutting sheet goods like 3/4" plyw'd or MDF....
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I only snug mine and I've never had it move. The unifence adjusts similarly to others by adjusting a nut at either end of the "T". You can vary the tension the lock handle puts on the guide rail by how much you adjust those nuts. You can go from barely holding enough to barely needing to move the handle down to get it tight enough. So the point of all that is that if you have it adjusted tighter then pushing the handle all the way down could be putting a lot of stress on the rail and the clamp and for no reason. You only need to have it tight enough to keep the fence from moving during a cut.
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I do both,don't even think about it.
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Your obviously don't have OCD though?
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Ok ,I never insulate
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Lock it down all the way. I had it come loose once while running dados. (handle got knocked while moving pieces around) Found it after I ruined 4 pieces. I was very lucky to not have had a kickback. If the saw is on while using the fence, it should be locked down all the way, no question at all. This is absolutely a safety issue if it isn't locked down completely.

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