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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 06:44 PM
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Thanks to all who responded and I appreciate the amount of windsom in the forum. I am returning the able/fence. I am also going to do research before I route again.

On a lighter side, I have a coment to make about the speed of the "Flying Wood" Wouldn't the speed of the flying wood be measured by calculateing the distance from take off till it landed plus the time it took to get there? That being said, this is the speed I think *** 409 MPH**** Wood flew 30 ft per 1/5 of a sec = 600 ft per sec = 36000 ft per min = 2160000 ft per hr = 409 MPH Of course, keep in mind, I was routeing backwards so this estimate is most likely way off base like me, lol.
Barry- Hey,even an Art student knows that the velocities/speed were calucated at the muzzle end of the router table or the launch speed. Terminal velocity is effected by many factors: the areodynamics of the piece whether ther is any spiraling or rotation, air density due saw dust in the air, temperature, and most importantly...Was there any audio boost at the time of lanch IE the Holy S*** factor, which as the above poster correctly stated is directly proportional to the size or mass of the piece. Returning the Craftsman table is the best idea. I can recommend www.ptreeusa.com,
for several router tables, www.sommerfieldtools.com, and of course www.woodcraft.com and www.rocklerpro.com and don't forget www.grizzly.com. I'm sure the boys at Router Workshops have some good ones as well. Research is cheap, and avoids problems. Ask the "man"who owns one is always a good idea. I have the Bench Dog Pro cast iron tables and I recommend them. Heavy,true a goof-proof fence system.,and dust collector port. B-D also has the laminated top version in a contractor model 15" tall with cabinet, and fence for $240. Buy the best tools you can afford, wait a while if you have to, fingers are priceless! Bill

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Lol.



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Default 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.
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Default 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.
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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.
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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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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.



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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...
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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!
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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



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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?
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