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    Table Saw Fence Redo

    After installing a Beismeyer fence on my trusty old Rockwell/Delta contractor's saw a while back, I realized it was too big for my shop. It hung out way too far into the clear space. (of which there isn't much.) So after walking into the end of the fence yet again I decided enough was enough - it's getting cut down! (I think I hear the collective groans already) Anyhow, it was a win-win situation. I'll save my hips and other unmentionables, and I get to use my favorite tool - my power hacksaw!
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    The hacksaw leaves a square, and fairly clean cut (I did de-burr the edges.)
    It actually took longer to take the fence off than to cut the ends.
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    Now the saw is back in place and my unmentionables are safe.

    Now, on to that switch upgrade.


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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Gee, no more squeaky voice??

    What goes around, comes around.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Now, we can't blame the saw for your "short comings" Wes, you'll still find yourself taking those corners too quickly. Might wan to add some risers to your shoes instead.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    you own it wes do with it as you wish the groaners can just put up with it!! ifun they had the same trouble you had had they would understand huh looks like it turned out thing you might look into is to use the hollow tube for a extnsion to support sheetgoods on wide cuts..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Can't blame the saw for my squeaky voice - but I can pin the bad words used by said voice on it! I guess it is a curse of being so short - I don't hit my head on much, but table corners and small children do take a toll on the lower extremities.


    PS Larry, not much in the way of sheet goods even fit in the shop. I break sheets down with a circular saw and an EZ Smart guide in the driveway.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Vernon, WI
    Nice work Wes, and that hacksaw is sweet!

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