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Question Miter-Mite V2 V Fence out of allignment?

joemillsaps

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My wife and I just bought a frame shop.....YAY.....and are having troubles with our Nailer......NAY! I have attached a picture. It looks like the V Fence(Not sure if that is the correct terminology) is not aligned with the nail head and the Hydraulic Clamp. You can see in the photo that the right side of the hydraulic clamp is much closer to the V Fence than the left side. Is this supposed to look like this and if not what do I do to fix it? I cant see any obvious adjustments for the Fence....I am worried that I see no adjustments because you should never adjust it.....
 

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Paul Cascio

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Looks like you're going to need to adjust the fence, it's way out of alignment, or something is bent, but that is not likely. Call 800.322.4204 x 2, ask for Phil.
 

JFeig

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I have never seen a right-left adjustment to the fence on any machine. You can place a straight edge along the shafts behind the fence head to see if they are bent. It looks like a new fence assembly has to be ordered.
 

Pat Murphey

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
And, it appears that the nice folks that sold you the frame shop didn't divulge that they were selling you a defective V-nailer.
 

Joe B

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I have never seen a right-left adjustment to the fence on any machine. You can place a straight edge along the shafts behind the fence head to see if they are bent. It looks like a new fence assembly has to be ordered.
There is a right - left adjustment for the ITW AMP 4L and VN 42 but you are correct about the 2 + 1. I do believe you can adjust the rails (round slide bars) somewhat but I have never had to do it so I am not positive. No matter what, that fence need replacement because even if it were perfectly aligned you wouldn't be able to get a tight corner because of the wear on the fence.
 

Paul Cascio

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
We get many students and consulting clients, who are at various stages of buying an existing business. We've discovered that it's a mistake to rely only on the seller for training, and for appraisal of the business assets. It's all too easy to hide the skeletons in the closet, and even well-meaning sellers are still going to put their own interest ahead of yours, whether intentionally, or not. The value and suitability of inventory, and sometimes equipment, is an area that because of the subjective nature of opinions, can result in serious, and expensive, problems that could have been avoided.
 

joemillsaps

Grumbler
Paul, I am reminded of a great line from the Movie “As Good as it Gets “. “I’m drowning here......and your describing the WATER!!!!!” Great movie! I am very impressed with the response on the site....sounds like a good community on the board. I will start the process of looking for a new fence assembly. Someone left a phone number at the top of the post that I hope to call and see. The joys of business ownership!!
 

neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
There are 2 different versions of the VN2.
One has a single sliding bar and the other has dual sliding bars.
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I have done pneumatic repairs on the VN2, VN2+1 and the VN4, but I have never come across that mechanical issue.
You might be able to loosen the brackets from underneath that hold the sliding bars and shift them.
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Talk to Phil, as mentioned by Paul. " 800.322.4204 x 2, ask for Phil."
He has helped me with questions and parts for a number of years.
 

joemillsaps

Grumbler
Got hold of Phil from the number at the top of post. VERY HELPFUL! He said on the V2N model you can do a slight adjust on the 90 degree fence by loosening the two screws holding it down. He also gave me the part number and price for a new fence as well as contact info for Georgia sales and service rep.....I wish all my calls were that productive.....THANKS PHIL!!!!!
 

joemillsaps

Grumbler
Took the old fence off and retightened it while keeping pressure in the needed direction didn’t think it did very much to align it but darned if it didn’t line up! Still need to get the new 90 degree fence but much better than what could have been!!! Thanks to you all!
 

Rick Granick

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Glad that worked out. You will be happy with the new fence. Meanwhile, I would give the machine a good going-over and cleaning, make sure all the pneumatic tubes are well seated in the collars, clean any glue or rust off of visible parts, etc. These machines are quite easy to work on yourself as they are modular... especially with someone like Phil to give advice.
:cool: Rick
 

joemillsaps

Grumbler
Glad that worked out. You will be happy with the new fence. Meanwhile, I would give the machine a good going-over and cleaning, make sure all the pneumatic tubes are well seated in the collars, clean any glue or rust off of visible parts, etc. These machines are quite easy to work on yourself as they are modular... especially with someone like Phil to give advice.
:cool: Rick
Thanks Rick.
 
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