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    Rip Fence Died for my craftsman 10" table saw

    When I get stumped I come here.

    For some reason the rip fence on my table saw is broken. The very end i guess wan't in the channel and when I closed it down some year it cracked the houseing.

    model#137.218300

    The rip fence for this model is #10KB

    You can't make a straight cut without a fence and using 2x4 and clamps is so primative and I can bu a new one for $60+ S/H from sears.

    Anyone have any ideas?


    thanks in advance
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Table Saw's Rip Fence Assembly

    Units: About 41,800

    Manufacturer of Rip Fence: Rexon Industrial Corp. Ltd., of East Windsor, Conn.

    Distributor/Retailer: Sears Roebuck and Co., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

    Hazard: The rip fence – a metal guide that keeps material being sawed from shifting side to side as it passes through the cutting blade – can come loose. This could result in kickback of the material being sawed and possible injury to the operator.

    Incidents/Injuries: Rexon on behalf of Sears has received 230 reports of the rip fence bracket coming loose. No injuries were reported.

    Description: The rip fence on these saws is made of silver extruded aluminum, is 31inches in length, and has an over-locking handle with a black die-cast aluminum head. They were included with Craftsman table saw model number 137.21830.

    Sold at: Sears stores nationwide from August 2002 through November 2004. The cost of complete table saw is about $399, and the cost of the rip fence is about $40.

    Manufactured in: Taiwan

    Remedy: The firm will provide free replacement parts with instructions to consumers.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Sears Craftsman Helpline at (800) 843-1682 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayZee518 View Post
    WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Table Saw's Rip Fence Assembly

    Units: About 41,800

    Manufacturer of Rip Fence: Rexon Industrial Corp. Ltd., of East Windsor, Conn.

    Distributor/Retailer: Sears Roebuck and Co., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

    Hazard: The rip fence a metal guide that keeps material being sawed from shifting side to side as it passes through the cutting blade can come loose. This could result in kickback of the material being sawed and possible injury to the operator.

    Incidents/Injuries: Rexon on behalf of Sears has received 230 reports of the rip fence bracket coming loose. No injuries were reported.

    Description: The rip fence on these saws is made of silver extruded aluminum, is 31inches in length, and has an over-locking handle with a black die-cast aluminum head. They were included with Craftsman table saw model number 137.21830.

    Sold at: Sears stores nationwide from August 2002 through November 2004. The cost of complete table saw is about $399, and the cost of the rip fence is about $40.

    Manufactured in: Taiwan

    Remedy: The firm will provide free replacement parts with instructions to consumers.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Sears Craftsman Helpline at (800) 843-1682 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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    I just called the toll free number and they are sending me the fix...She knew exactly what I was talking about though I don't know if it will prevent me from getting a new rip fence.

    Rip fences are pretty saw specific eh?
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    just like everything else companies are cutting corners to make a marketable product at a cheaper price [to them] and selling at a higher price for a profit. dewalt uses the same motor on its contractor grade tablesaw and chop saw. take a look at the different prices for each. sears used to make a circular saw with a die cast white metal housing. now about the only thing you'll find "of metal" is the retractable saw guard. plastic parts make up the motor housing and if a bearing seizes up, it'll spin in the housing, melt the plastic and render the saw useless. oh sure there is a rubber bushing that's supposed to hold the bearing in the housing but it melts too!

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    Just when I completely discounted the fix in the mail from CRAFTSMAN I get a package yesterday from the company. To my complete astonishment, the EXACT part that failed on my fence and that i had ZERO luck locating with out buying an entire new fence was in the package.

    I still cannot believe my luck and I cannot thank you enough HAZEEEEE for your diligence on this board!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayZee518 View Post
    just like everything else companies are cutting corners to make a marketable product at a cheaper price [to them] and selling at a higher price for a profit. dewalt uses the same motor on its contractor grade tablesaw and chop saw. take a look at the different prices for each. sears used to make a circular saw with a die cast white metal housing. now about the only thing you'll find "of metal" is the retractable saw guard. plastic parts make up the motor housing and if a bearing seizes up, it'll spin in the housing, melt the plastic and render the saw useless. oh sure there is a rubber bushing that's supposed to hold the bearing in the housing but it melts too!
    I just built a bird feeder and noticed that material ripped was not square. Actually the other guide for angled wood cutting is a little sloppy in the rail-whadayado-since all this is made in high China?

    I have the Craftsman 10" 4.4 Job Site Table saw as in the OP with the new re-built fence from the recall. The fence seems to be 1//8" off closer to me and I can't tell if it is an issue with the installment of the piece they sent me . I was wondering if any else had this issue.

    Would anyone have an after market solution?

    Any Ideas!!!

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    At this late date, because of the *&^%*&^%$ recall my saw has never been the same and I can't really reach a real person at craftsman anymore....The fence is off and in turn adds to aggravation in my finished products...so now today I have had it and am looking for a #10KB craftsman replacement rip fence assembly...for a 137.218300...what a POS of a recall....
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    the site {ereplacementparts dot com} can get a replacement rip fence complete but I don't know if its an updated one for around 80 bucks
    My tablesaw is from grizzly imports and sometimes I have to tweak the adjustment from time to time, but most of the time its right on. try ereplacements.
    I called sears parts direct and wasquoted a new fence complete for $68 and some change.
    Last edited by HayZee518; 07-28-2014 at 01:15 PM.

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