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Craftsman 10" Sliding Miter Saw Fence Issue

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I am having a heck of a time with my fence on my craftsman saw. I am not completely new to working with wood, most of my work is done with a miter or minor table saw work. I was making little work out jump boxes and decided to make the frame very similar to building a wall. When assembling the box, I started to notice everything would not lay flat on my assembly table once a few pieces of wood got together. I started to investigate the cuts and it seems to be my miter is not cutting 90 degree cuts. I took the fence off today and laid it one my table saw top and used an led light to see if I could see light. The fence seemed to almost be wavy. I went back to square it with the blade, but after some trying it doesn't seem to want to be square on both sides of the blade, which is what i noticed before I started messing with it. Are there fences one can buy instead of the one that came with the craftsman, I really feel it is faulty.

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-15-2017, 07:39 PM
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How much is it off?

Can you fit a dime under the gap when laid on a flat surface? Do you own a 6"X 48" belt sander? That will be the fastest way to flatten it out. Lacking that, what you can do is glue down some 60 grit paper and "lap" the fence surface flat with some elbow grease. It really doesn't have to be perfect, just close.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I will try this today. I can say with certainty there are areas that will allow the dime to slip under it. I do hAve a belt sander, but will do some elbow grease work to start. Thanks for the suggestions, like those ideas!
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