Okay, the PO of this saw had scuffed up the side of the rip fence with the
blade, doing what, I'm not sure. The fence looks like it's made of out
lamintated BB ply, but I don't know how to fence panels come off. I know
that I could go caveman on it, but I thought someone here would likely have
more finess than my own bad self.
I'd sure appreciate some input. I can't really tune the saw up until I get
the fence fixed.
You're right. The panels are made of baltic birch ply. The panels are
screwed into the steel box beam, the laminate is (contact) cemented to
the ply, and then the edging is inserted. To remove a panel, you have to
peel off the laminate, which unfortunately will destroy it.
Get one corner of the Lam. up then use a squirt bottle of lacquer thinner to
squirt under the lam and peel off the lam with a sharp putty knife. Or try
Acetone. Watch the paint on the fence though. Maybe a heatgun would work
Yep, that's the way I removed mine. The cement softened right up and I
peeled the formica off in one big piece with no problem whatsoever.
Underneath are maybe 8 hex-head screws holding the birch to the metal
Owen Lowe and his Fly-by-Night Copper Company
Offering a shim for the Porter-Cable 557 type 2 fence design.
One note I might add is when you re-laminate the strip back together, make
it so you can remove the baltic birch from the metal part easily (i.e.
expose the connection). I did this because I have different fence
attachments. From the fwiw dept.
If this method is used don't forget to use flame-retardant all over your body.
But on the other hand if you are in an enclosed place the explosion will kill
Please don't use the heat gun in conjunction with either of these volatile
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