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  1. NWWrench

    NWWrench Super OPE Member

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    I am in the process of repairing a SDM4 I picked up and I would love to find a set of good guide rails for both sides. I have tried Madsens and they do not have any, I know it is a long shot but thought I would check the web.
    Thanks Ryan.
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    Can you just dress the tops or are they too far gone?

    I can probably make some but I'd need a set to copy.
     
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    Morning Shaun !
    I would be glad to send the rails off mine for a template if that works. I will take a picture of the rails when I get back home. The rails on my grinder are worn and very sloppy, I have been spoiled with my RS2 up-grade I purchased from you, huge difference from my original rails.

    Shoot me a pm on a price , I would be interested in a couple sets if you do end up making some, there is quite a few grinders out West still in operation.
    Thanks Ryan
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    PM sent.

    I’m glad you are liking the RSII slide kit.
     
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    Here is a couple pictures Shaun.
    Yes, very nice improvement to the RS2.
    Ryan. 20190910_051659.jpg 20190910_051708.jpg
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    So basically you need me to recreate the two tables? Looks like if you dress those burrs down the chain might start to get into the block.
     
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    I will unbolt a rail tonight and see if there is any adjustment. I think grinding it down to get the rails squared up might get it to low on the block if that makes sense. I am new to the SDM4 grinders, they are different for sure but the people that have them really like them.
    Once I get a rail unbolted i will take some pictures so we are on the same page.
    Thanks Ryan
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    The top of the rail looks fine in the pictures... it's just the corners with heavy burrs.
     
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    Shaun,
    Correct on the rails, top is fine but it was hanging up on the corners, I have attached some pictures and here is the dimensions. 2.25" x 7" x .25" thick.
    I could drill and tap the holes to save on costs? let me know if you would like me to send you a rail..Thanks Ryan. IMG_1510.JPG IMG_1511.JPG
     
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    Swap position on the rails to get more run time on the opposite face if you need to run it right this moment.

    Edit: My bad if it is one piece.
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    I'll CNC the profile and groove so I might as well shoot the holes at the same time. I think I'll have to make a custom vise to hold it.
     
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    That will not work, it is also worn the same on both corners.
    Ryan.
     
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    Sounds good Shaun.
     
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