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Tablesaw and Jig problem

Hi to all,

I am new to this forum. I've been working with wood for quite a while but only out of necessity (you know, shelves and book cases and such).

My first big tool purchase was a Tablesaw about a year ago. It was the least expensive I could find, unforunately (Rona brand). I say unfortunately because I've recently bought a tablesaw mitre jig (not cheap for my taste, but maybe I'm the one that is cheap). Low and behold the guide on the jig and the rail on the tablesaw do not match.

The guide is 3/4" and the rail is 5/8" or so, so I took it upon myself to widen the rail using my dremel.

(I may have the terms mixed up, is rail what you call the slot on the tablesaw or is it called a guide)

Anyway I got it to 3/4" but now the jig does not slide as smoothly as I would like (and I'm not that fussy).

I'm hoping someone has some useful suggestions.

I don't really want to buy a new tablesaw because the one I have serves me just fine. And I do want to use the jig on it.

Thanks guys.
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i would have returned the jig and bought one that had fit my table saw thats just me though

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Call me paranoid but I think the guide track on the inexpensive tablesaw was purposely made non standard to add weight the saying... "you get what you pay for"
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Call me paranoid but I think the guide track on the inexpensive tablesaw was purposely made non standard to add weight the saying... "you get what you pay for"
it could just be the company wanting you to buy there jig so they can make more money

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if it slide ok just not as smooth as you like you can try to use som paraphin wax. that stuff makes things slide on the table very well. you can use it on the table top as well for plywood to slide easier. hope this helps.

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Thanks Ben
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