My fence touches the outfeed table near the blade and rides on the
table as I move it back and forth. I am wondering if this is why I am
having problems getting the 90 stop to work right. Should the fence
touch the outfeed table when the fence is locked at 90 degrees?
I'm going to disagree with Terry & Barry and tell you yes it should. If
you'll look at your fence closely you will see an area just past the
cutterhead on the outfeed side of your fence that is wider than the rest of
the fence and rounded to limit scoring the tabletop.
I recently rebuilt a dj 20 and struggled with setting the collar to hold the
pin at 90 degrees. I realized the set screws in the collar had made
indentions in the rod and kept falling back into the same position when
tightening. You have a rod that floats inside 2 bushings and 2 collars. One
collar has the indents for 90 and 45 degrees that your locking pin goes into
and the other collar is for the friction locking mechanism. Loosen set
screws in both collars so you can rotate the rod to a fresh spot for your
set screws to bite into. Retighten the collar the friction mechanism locks
down on but leave the collar with the indents for the pin loose. Set your
fence to 90 degrees and lock down tightly. Recheck for drifting when
tightening and compensate if needed. Once you are satisfied your fence is
at 90 degrees then tighten the set screw in the collar making sure your pin
is securely set in the indention.
After further review, I was mistaken! Mine also has a rounded bottom
edge that rests on the outfeed table.
I hadn't noticed that section, the guard blocked it from the angle I
did a quick look-see from.
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