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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2006, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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I really hate to bother you guys with this, but here it is: when I go to lock my fence on the JET table saw it seems to "jump" an 1/8" or so. Am I doing something wrong? It is the stock fence that comes with the JET 10W....saw. Nice saw and I really like it, but this fence thing is driving me nuts. I have to be VERY careful or I am not going to get a 3" but, but a 3 1/8" cut which, as you know......AIN"T gonna work!!
I'd like to upgrade the fence but Good Grief...have you checke the prices! My first CAR didn't cost that much.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 05:46 PM
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Gee I see no one has posted an answer to your guestion... I don't own a jet table saw and really don't know what the fence looks like but if the fence is moving that much something has to be wrong... could you give us a few more details like when does it move? Does it stay parallel to the blade? Does it have a locking method.... well you get the idea the more information we have the better someone can provide some ideas as to what is wrong (model numbers etc also help).

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Me sears saw did the same thing a while back. What I did was, loosen the bolts that mount it to the locking handle. I readjusted the fence to where it was square with the blade of the saw. Retightened the bolts, it now locks an holds without movement.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2006, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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I think I found the problem with my fence slipping. The fence itself apparently, since others have had the same problem. I guess it is in the "nylon" inserts. There is an upgrade fence and of course all the really NICE fences on the market but sadly I lack the required pile of dollars. So now I am extra obersvant and I also CLAMP the back of the fence. Damn shame too...since when I first bought the saw I could simply slide it along to 31/2 inches, lock it and cut perfectly size pieces every time. I really LIKE the saw.
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Birchwood, have you contacted Jet about this problem? Todays manufacturers are highly responsive. Give them a chance.

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