Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Huntington Beach, California
A five year old thread.
The Biesemeyer fence is a three point system. The pincher or lock is applied to the operator side of the rail. The fence has two pressure points on the saw side of the rail. Once the pressure points are set up, the fence stays square and true. It is almost impossible to knock the fence out of alignment.
All table saws in general:
On a right tilt saw, the fence ruler is accurate from blade to blade. The only difference will be the "set" of the teeth on the blade. But that is very rare.
On a left tilt saw, performing beveled rip cuts are safer and less like likely to result in a trapped piece and kick back. The accuracy of the fence ruler will vary depending upon the thickness of the blade disk.
On all saws you will have difficulty pushing wood through a cut using a thin kerf blade because your riving knife or splitter is designed for a full kerf blade.
In furniture 1/32" is a Grand Canyon