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04-10-2013 12:59 PM
andrzejls Barry,
Aside that the legs are different this is the same table as $79 Ryobi. I bought that table 2 years ago and had exactly same issue. It is very badly manufactured fence. Nothing is square nor perpendicular on it. I ended trowing it out and buying Incra 24x32 table top, Freud SH-5 Professional Micro Adjustable Shaper fence and made my own fence plates. Then I build table top cabinet.
04-08-2013 01:51 PM
rjunique I had a Craftsman similar to that and it had a plastic shim between the fence face and the fence base to be able to adjust the outfeed fence for jointing. Maybe you have both of them on the same side?
Richard
04-03-2009 01:03 AM
Barry99 The Roybi table has mfb/lanimated wooden fence, 2 pieces. it was only $20 more, fence has t-slot for featherbaord (included) and a little bigger table but still bench top for what I needed. also includes table slot plugs
03-31-2009 07:42 PM
Publican
Craftsman Fence

I have the same fence - same problem - the outfeed face when fully tightened down does not line up with the infeed face - about a tight 16th out.

Not a big deal if you are jointing but a real pain otherwise.

The table is the perfect size for my small shop and otherwise excellent - so I bought a Freud SH5 micro adjustable fence - accurate to .001".

All is now as it should be.

Wife said "Is that new???" I replied "of course not, my little angel - see - same Craftsman table as always".

Whew!
03-24-2009 08:47 AM
wuzfuzde
craftsman fence

My experince with this fence is kind of the same - but corrected this by installing a cabinet grade plywood one piece fence -
with a cut out for the router bit ..this allowed the planes to be in a continous path without that little 1/32 bump ... hope this helps.ahh you might want to consider not making the cut out to large as I found the factory fence had a very large cut out that permitted the leading edge as well as the trailing edge of the wood to be brought into the opening...
Bill
03-11-2009 11:55 PM
Barry99 That might explain the problems I had. After making 2 trips to Sears, both the fences were bad. I returned the Craftsman and purchased a Ryobi (wood fence not plastic) and it was perfect. I am pleased that I ended up with the Roybi router table.

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Originally Posted by pkirby View Post
I have a RYOBI,but I'm guessing it's the same for the Craftsman.

The drawing of part#6 on the exploded view by Gerard Sr's reply shows the two "plastic" guides which get attached to the actual face of the fence with thunbscrews.

What they don't really show you or explain in the directions, is they are DIFFERENT THICKNESSES.

So, if the infeed one is reversed with the outfeed one, (the one with the plate that is adjustable in 1/32" ) you get an offset on the outfeed side that material bumps into.

The thicker one goes to the infeed side to compensate for the adjustable plate.

My RYOBI came assembled correctly,but when I took it apart and put it back together , I accidentally reversed the guides.

It is almost imperceptible difference until you place them side by side.

Work is good again.
03-11-2009 07:26 PM
pkirby
I figured it out...

I have a RYOBI,but I'm guessing it's the same for the Craftsman.

The drawing of part#6 on the exploded view by Gerard Sr's reply shows the two "plastic" guides which get attached to the actual face of the fence with thunbscrews.

What they don't really show you or explain in the directions, is they are DIFFERENT THICKNESSES.

So, if the infeed one is reversed with the outfeed one, (the one with the plate that is adjustable in 1/32" ) you get an offset on the outfeed side that material bumps into.

The thicker one goes to the infeed side to compensate for the adjustable plate.

My RYOBI came assembled correctly,but when I took it apart and put it back together , I accidentally reversed the guides.

It is almost imperceptible difference until you place them side by side.

Work is good again.
03-11-2009 04:35 PM
pkirby
RYobii..same problem

Hi, new guy here,building our own home,and trimming out now.

Setting up my RYOBI router table,and came here to find out why my out feed fence would not go flush (across the face) with the infeed (with the understanding that in some cases the 1/8 " offset is desirable.)

I read all posts,hoping to see what I was doing wrong.

Per my directions I seem to have it installed correctly.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong ?

Or is it a defect?

I'm working the other side with RYOBI customer service while here too.
02-27-2009 12:11 PM
kushie1
Craftsman Router table Fence

Barry: I have one of these tables and have no problem with the outfeed side. It goes right back out of the way. Perhaps there might be a burr on the side or slide that might be able to be sanded off.
02-27-2009 02:35 AM
Barry99 Lol.
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