I've been lurking for about a month now, never seen such an active
newsgroup with so much good info in it.
I bought an old PM-66 TS some time ago and it came with bent fence
rails. (Round rails about 1 3/8 dia.) It seems like it would be a
fairly decent fence with some straight rails. I'm undecided if I
should try to find better rails or just go with a new fence. I would
think there would be a bunch of these old style rails laying around
and a pair could be picked up fairly reasonably. Is anyone still
using the original fence on these saws? Any comments about it?
If you have updated, how does the new compare to the old.
"> The PM66 at work still has the original fence. Great saw, POS
===================================I second that opinion!
And while I do have a Biesmeyer Fence on my saw (and absolutely love it btw)
There are now plenty of after market fences available that would make your
saw a "true" dream to use...
After reading several replies from readers of the Wreck saying to junk
the old fence, I figured maybe it was time for a new one. One poster
mentioned the Biesemeyer closeout web site. Thank you very much!!
If you are looking for Biesemeyer stuff this is the place to be
looking. I ordered the 42" commercial fence and received it Friday
and installed it. I've been using it for a couple of days now and
could never go back to the old one. (Well it only took about a minute
to figure that out.) The Biesemeyer just floats across the table. I
was so used to measuring about 4 times to set the old fence, now you
just read it, lock it, and saw. It is just awesome. I was always
impressed with the PM-66, but now this baby really rocks.
Anyone need an original 66 rip fence?
I do not know how long that Bies will holdup in your shop before it starts
giving your trouble... But I have had a Bies installed on my saw for well
over 10 years now and it is as great today as it was when I installed
it...MY GUESS is that your Great Grandson "may" be the woodworker who
finallly wears it out... you sure have nothing to worry about
One HINT...no need to apply much pressure to the locking cam...it locks
solid with very little pressure almost none....I actually use a small earth
maganet to keep the
cam lever upright because letting it fall LOCKED the fence ....
Thank's for the comments. I was leaning towards a new after
market but I thought the PM might have had a good fence that
would be worth resurrecting. It also would have saved me a
few dollars that can always be spent on something else for
the home shop. But this saw is definitely worth a new fence.
On 6 Nov 2003 13:17:10 -0800, email@example.com (WebsterSteve)
Nice job on the saw restore, looks like new. Now that the new fence
is ordered I should clean mine up a bit, it's a bit crusty but runs
I see you have the same "paneling" as I do in the shop. Did you seal
it with something? I put mine up a couple of years ago and haven't
done anything else to it.
Seal it? I haven't even gotten around to putting a ceiling up yet! I
was going to paint everything white once I got the ceiling up but I'd
rather spend time working *in* the shop than *on* the shop so I'm not
sure when I'll get around to putting the ceiling in.
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