- 21 Feb 2015
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Or, more accurately, nut, singular. Should be two but one has somehow sheared in half. It's from a Record Power BS350S bandsaw and it's used to secure the rip fence to the locking assembly. RP want £11 for a replacement. No, you didn't read that wrong, ELEVEN POUNDS FOR A SINGLE NUT! Nuts to that.
To fellow RP bandsaw owners, any idea why the extrusion is milled the way it is (might need to go back and photograph it)? On one edge, and from memory I think it's the edge that give a short fence for working with thin timber,it's milled only a short way, just long enough for the locking assembly to slip into. On the other. there's a channel that runs the full length but only the first 60mm or so wide enough to accept the locking assembly, making it impossible to flip the fence out of the way or simply slide it off without taking it apart. If both channel swere full length and ever so slightly wider it would be simpler to slacken of the nut(s) and slide the fence back far enough to clear the upper cabinet.
How long does the rip fence need to be?
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