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13 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

If I knew what a saw fence was Ian 😀

The fence is the guide rail. The bit of metal that you hold the wood against to guide it through the blade (really tempted to call the blade a chain for some reason!).

When you adjust the fence, try measuring the distance between the front and back of the blade and the fence to get the fence parallel with the blade, as opposed to using the measurements on the saw table.

 

Check the measurements are correct again after tightening. I've found with cheaper tables, when you tighten the clamps that hold the fence in position it can easily rock or move a mm to the side and then you're cutting at an angle. 

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Gotcha, thanks. 
 

I didn’t measure this but all the pieces I cut are identical so I guess it’s ok. Also did the first live with the blade at a slight angle so the whole stair case section is sitting at a slight angle 

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37 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

If I knew what a saw fence was Ian 😀

The fence is the aluminium guide on your table that you've been using to set the size the bit of wood ends up when you're putting through the table.

 

I'd say that  what @muttley9050 meant was that if you wanted to put a straight edge on a board that's waney edged on both sides [ maybe to make a rustic shelf with a flat back ] then if you temporarily attach something known to be flat like a strip of plywood or whatever to your board, you can then use the fence as a guide for your cut... if that makes sense 👍

 

Oops, too late🙃

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6 minutes ago, Macpherson said:

The fence is the aluminium guide on your table that you've been using to set the size the bit of wood ends up when you're putting through the table.

 

I'd say that  what @muttley9050 meant was that if you wanted to put a straight edge on a board that's waney edged on both sides [ maybe to make a rustic shelf with a flat back ] then if you temporarily attach something known to be flat like a strip of plywood or whatever to your board, you can then use the fence as a guide for your cut... if that makes sense 👍

Thank you. Yes I think I follow now 

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