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1029Re: [sawsmith] Re: Sawsmith glide rail

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  • zygek
    Apr 4, 2010
      I have an extra set of rods if you need them, I'm sure we could work
      something out. These were designed so that they can be reversed to utilize
      the back side of the rod. Unless your were switched once already.
      Ed kauf
      From: "Al Askevold" <ask5@...>
      To: <sawsmith@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 9:21 PM
      Subject: [sawsmith] Re: Sawsmith glide rail

      > On 4/4/2010 7:09 PM, djwatts40 wrote:
      >> Not much of a problem. The rod is 3/8" on mine and probably on all, but
      >> check to make double sure. The only hard part is getting the holes
      >> exactly the right size and exactly the right spacing. Use a V-block to
      >> accurately drill the first hole centered in the bar at the same
      >> distance from the end as in the original; then use a long roll pin to
      >> pin the old and new rods together. Clamp the two rods together in a
      >> vise so they cannot wander side to side and drill the new rod through
      >> the hole in the old rod. Cut the rod to match the old rod length and
      >> you should have a perfect new rod. Check that everything lines up and
      >> make the second one the same way.
      >> If you have a good enough drill stainless steel would be ideal. Chrome
      >> plated would be my second choice, but any steel will work. 1045 steel
      >> is good quality and 1095 is better. I would NOT use the cheap Chinese
      >> crap that most home centers and hardware stores now carry if you want it
      >> to last.
      > Thanks, the rod on mine was 3/8" also. I used some of the zinc plated
      > hardware store crap for a test run and will replace them when I can get
      > my hands on some quality steel. I drilled the holes exactly as you
      > wrote, pinned, clamped and used a drill press and vice for the second
      > hole. Are the rails supposed to have a slight outward bow or fit tight
      > to the arm? My drilling was accurate and both rails have the same
      > slight bow that made it a challenge driving the second roll pin home.
      > Do I need to adjust hole spacing on the final set of rails ?
      > Not sure if I will use stainless or the carbon steels but I will have to
      > make a trip to Rose Metals up in Springfield, Missouri to get anything
      > of quality.
      > Al
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