The rip fence is self-aligning
but should be checked
before first use.
Failure to align the rip fence to the
blade can cause jams and kickback, resulting in
Slide the rip fence to the miter gauge groove,
which is parallel to blade. Do not lock the rip fence.
Place a framing square against the blade, with the
long end under the rip fence at the front. See
Figure 14. Note the distance.
Move the square to the back and measure the
length from other end of the fence. See Figure 15.
If the distances are different, loosen the four
screws around the rip fence handle with a 6 mm
hex key. Alternate the order (remove the screw
opposite, not next to the first one). See Figure 16.
Hold the fence handle against the front rail and
align the rip fence with the blade.
Retighten the screws in alternating order and
check the alignment.
Repeat until the rip fence is aligned.
Note: To insure proper self alignment when position-
ing rip fence, push sides of scale indicator
housing against front rail before locking rip