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    After setting up my fence rails, I ran into a slight but irritating problem with the fence. It squeals when you run it back and forth. Rails are tight to the table with no gaps. Didn't need any shims. Fence is not tight on the rails with the lock lever up. Do the pads that run along the rails need lubrication? If so, what?

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    Re: Noisy Fence TS3650

    Hi, Ttar! Welcome to the forums.

    There will probably be some better ideas to come along...I have limited advice! I'd suggest using Johnson's paste wax on the rails. That's what I did and mine slides real easy and noiselessly! Use Johnson's as it doesn't have any silicone in it. Silicone will leach into the wood you slide over the rails that will come out like fish-eyes when you stain it. You can find Johnson's at grocery stores and at some hardware stores. I think Ace and Tru Value both carry it. I'm sure Wal-Mart would have it, too. It's a great lubricant and protectant for the cast iron TS top, too.
    I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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    • #3
      Re: Noisy Fence TS3650

      Ditto Sandy!
      Later,
      Chiz
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      • #4
        Re: Noisy Fence TS3650

        In your Owners Manual you'll find the procedure to setup the proper height the fence should be above the table. It really sounds to me like the fence is too close to the table top and needs to be raised up a little.
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        • #5
          Re: Noisy Fence TS3650

          I agree with Dave. I wax my rails but that is not the cure. The fence should glide smoothly even w/o waxing the rails and should be silent. You said no shims on the spacer rod, I think most use at least one shim washer. Double check to be sure your front and rear rails are parallel, else you could have sections where the fence locks down tight and others where it does not.
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          • #6
            Re: Noisy Fence TS3650

            Thanks for all the replies. I rechecked the rails and they were good. I had already used the 8-page shims procedure. In the end, the Johnson's paste wax did the trick. The fence slides smoothly and silently with just the push of a finger. Thanks again.

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            • #7
              Re: Noisy Fence TS3650

              I have the 3660 and I discovered the awful squeal was caused by the micro adj. wheel

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              • #8
                Re: Noisy Fence TS3650

                Originally posted by cutnail View Post
                I have the 3660 and I discovered the awful squeal was caused by the micro adj. wheel
                A TS3650 has a micro adj. wheel? Mine does not.

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                • #9
                  Re: Noisy Fence TS3650

                  Originally posted by John Gray View Post
                  A TS3650 has a micro adj. wheel? Mine does not.
                  It should if you are using the OEM fence & rails. It's located just to the right and down from the lock down bar on the fence.
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