Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Near Richmond VA
Table saw fence not flat/true.
I was cutting some 2" cherry today and had difficulty pushing it through and it became harder once the end of the board went past the blade. So I dug out the dial indicator and checked. Sure enough, the fence had shifted towards the blade. But as I was moving the indicator from the operator side to the back of the fence, I noticed the dial moving in both directions as it remained touching the fence. I took some measurements and this is what the indicator showed, (+ = fence closer to the blade). I started about an inch from the edge on the operator side and ended about an inch from the back:
1" = 0
4" = +.003
14" = +.002
19.5" = 0
24" = - .0015 (back side of fence and this is where I set it)
Saw is Shop Fox W1837 with factory fence.
Should I worry about this, and if so how do I fix it?
Thanx ~ Ron