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Thread: Redux: Rip Fence Alignment Question

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    Redux: Rip Fence Alignment Question

    When I'm wrong, I'm really wrong.

    Back in 2009, I was sure I'd found the answer to the rip fence being hard to lock up on both tracks.

    http://www.bt3central.com/showthread...nce#post438420

    In Post #13 I posted pictures of how the clamper should be bent.

    I was dead wrong. The tail that pushes the rod toward the rear of the saw does have a bend in it.

    While futzing around with my latest BT3100 acquisition I took a look at the innards of the rip fence mechanism. I'm sure that the saw is factory original as it has only about 2 hours on it.

    The clamper definitely has a bend in it. This is how it should look.



    I apologize to anyone who followed me down the wrong path.

    J.D.
    You might think I haven't contributed much to the world, but a large number
    of the warning labels on tools can be traced back to things I've done...

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    I missed your post back then but I do appreciate you making note of it here. This little saw does have some well engineered but crazy looking pieces to it!
    Hank Lee

    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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