So I'm assembling my new Unisaw that comes with the extension table
and 50" Unifence and I start to looking at the fence. It doesn't look
like it is 50" long. I get out the tape measure and sure enough it
isn't. It's only 43" long. Is this another of those industry
standard things like a 2x4 isn't really 2 inches by 4 inches?
I don't understand where the 50" measurement comes from. Can someone
I have tried searching for tips on setting up my saw. I found great
tips on getting the blade aligned with the miter slots but nothing for
the Unifence itself. Any suggestions?
(This is my first table saw. I been using a radial arm saw for years
for cross cutting as well as ripping.)
50" rip from blade.
You only need a "fence" long enough to go from front rail to back rail. The
longer "rails" allow you to rip wider panels than a stock fence and rails.
Since I don't have a unifence, I'd refer you to the manual on how to
parallel the fence.
Bill answered your question the FENCE itself is not what is bewing
measured,,, the 50 inches refers to the distance away from the blade
the Fence System allows....50 inches to the right of the blade etc...
That said MOST saw tables are about 27 inches in depth so the fence
itself needs to be at least that long plus the distance the rails set
in front of the table or in the case of saws that use both front and
rear rails... a little longer....BUT you only need the fence to reach
a point just behind the front of the blade... Most European fences
are the so called short fences that are maybe 18 or so inches long
(from memory anyway)
My home shop Biesmeyer is about 36 inches in lenght my comercial
Biesmeyer is about 6 inches longer or maybe 42 inches in lenght.....
Enjoy the saw... its a pretty good one... lol
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