BT3x00 Rip Fence roller / clamper assembly aftermarket.

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  • dirtmover
    Forum Newbie
    • Dec 2005
    • 19
    • Ottawa, ON, Canada.

    #16
    Just received one of these today. I agree that it's nicely made even if a bit on the pricey side for what it is. Just a shame he didn't take the opportunity to design a better way to secure the roller pin. The slack fit of the original which he simply copied is prone to falling out.
    Last edited by dirtmover; 01-13-2024, 08:52 AM.

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    • dbhost

      dbhost
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      I need to get up off my tailbone and assemble the spare I got. But the one I already assembled, the axle pin on the aftermarket unit is metal not plastic and is friction fit in the unrestrained side, tap it in and it will not slide out that direction, the other side is restrained by the lever which is held in via the spring steel roll pin, which I can absolutely certify is a royal pain in the tail to remove... He could have used another roll pin but that would have made for a rough axle, and the point is not just to restrain the roller, but to give a bearing surface for the roller to move on..

    • dirtmover
      dirtmover commented
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      I got the unloaded holder. Maybe the fully loaded one has a different custom axle but the metal axle that came with my BT3000 slides through the new holder with ease. Definitely not a friction fit on either the restrained or unrestrained side.

    • LCHIEN
      LCHIEN commented
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      My recollection is that the axle pin OEM is metal. and the roller wheel s plastic. The axle was a slip fit to the holes in the replacement metal holder, but a snug fit in the roller wheel which will keep the pin from sliding out.
      If there is concern about the axle slipping out, its constrained on the backside by the clamper. Before mounting the clamper, some quality tape can be used to cover both ends of the axle.to the roller holder body.
  • Dedpedal
    Established Member
    • Feb 2020
    • 255
    • Palm Coast Florida
    • One BT3000 in use and one for parts. Plus a BT3100

    #17
    I ordered one last night for around $45 on Amazon. I was impressed with the first one so my other saw gets one as well.

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    • dbhost
      Slow and steady
      • Apr 2008
      • 9215
      • League City, Texas
      • Ryobi BT3100

      #18
      I am finalizing my assembly video. It is rough but gets the point across, I hope... Probably post it later tonight. Honestly might as well if you can get the completed assembly.
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      • dbhost
        Slow and steady
        • Apr 2008
        • 9215
        • League City, Texas
        • Ryobi BT3100

        #19
        Loring is absolutely correct about the roller axle. Plastic wheel tends to get wallowed out and the pin falls out the aluminum wheel of the aftermarket version is a huge upgrade.

        Speaking of here is the video I was speaking of making.

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        • dirtmover
          dirtmover commented
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          I'm tending to agree about the roller getting worn. I printed a replacement but will probably make an aluminum one if I ever feel the need. In the meantime I turned a new pin with a very thin head which is inserted from the back before the clamp is assembled behind it.

        • Dedpedal
          Dedpedal commented
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          Good video. Very informative. One of the fences I’m working with today is missing the pin. Now I know why.
      • dbhost
        Slow and steady
        • Apr 2008
        • 9215
        • League City, Texas
        • Ryobi BT3100

        #20
        Yeah,. now I know why my original had fallen out. The pin just sort of wobbles around in there. The eBay seller does sell the aluminum roller and pin if your holder is still in good shape. Mine wasn't...
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