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Delta T2 Fence #5: Before/After Pictures

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Blog entry by Jamie posted 12-22-2007 05:46 AM 15185 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are some pictures of the 1952 Craftsman Tablesaw that I have restored and installed a new Delta T2 fence on. I included a before picture so you could see the original fence that was on that thing and also the shape that the saw was in

Here is the before picture:

Before picture of 1952 Craftsman table saw prior to restoring

Here are the after pictures with the Delta T2 fence installed:

After Pic 1 of restored 1952 Craftsman Tablesaw

After Pic 2 of restored 1952 Craftsman Tablesaw

The next two pics show closeups of the rails where I had to drill new holes since the existing ones did not line up. I also had to drill 3 new holes in the rear of the saw table to mount the rear rails:

Closeup of Front Rail

Closeup of Rear Rail

As in my last blog post, I still have a few things to do to it like mounting the motor and installing a new switch, making a router table extension, and putting some adjustable feet on the legs of the table.

Let me know what you guys think so far!

Just in case you can’t see the pictures completely, here is a link to the album.

-- Jamie, Kentucky



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 06:19 AM

Man that turned out nice! Let me get this straight, you bought the fence at Lowe’s?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#2 posted 12-22-2007 06:20 AM

Hey are your photos getting cut off on the right? You might want to check the size you post them at.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#3 posted 12-22-2007 06:24 AM

I could see building a mobile table that this would sit on with a work surface on the right.

Really the saw could sit on the end and the table surface could act as outfeed support and still have the router table between the rails for the fence. Is that confusing? I gotta go to bed.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#4 posted 12-22-2007 06:28 AM

Yep.. They have it every day at $150.00. If you are interested in getting one and your local lowes does not have it in stock, they can order it for you. It was a really cheap (but good) fence for this rebuilt table saw. Just what I was looking for. The Delta T2 has a 9” rip to the left of the blade, and a 31” rip to the right. I wanted the Delta T2-50 (50” to the right of the blade), but I couldn’t find it anywhere, even online. I guess they don’t make them anymore.

I still haven’t used it yet since I have some things left to finish the saw, but from what I can tell, it is a very solid beise clone.

The pictures were cut off on the right side, but if you go to the link in the blog, you can see the entire fence.

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-22-2007 06:31 AM

Todd,
Not confusing, but a really good idea!

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#6 posted 12-22-2007 06:38 AM

It looks like it will be a good extra saw to have in the shop. Oh, I love your shop. It is really nice. You are very fortunate to have a space like that.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Jamie

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#7 posted 12-22-2007 06:51 AM

What I have in space, I lack in organization. I apprecate all of your comments Todd. I really envy you and your shop. For me it seems that the more space I have, the more clutter appears.. ;)

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#8 posted 12-22-2007 07:06 AM

What a difference on that saw! The fence looks professionally installed.

-- Still learning everything

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#9 posted 12-22-2007 07:06 AM

Great Jamie. Glad it was all able to come together for you. A nice addition.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 12-29-2007 01:11 AM

Nice fence Jamie! Looks like what I was looking for, without all the pressure and steam coming out of my ears while I tried to make my idea work.
Way to go. I’ll post new pics of my fence with the Wixey guage. I really like it so far.
If I find an old bandsaw do you want to give it a once over for me! Made an old saw look like new.

-- Hutch ...Montana ___ Life is a mystery to live, not a problem to solve! ___

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#11 posted 12-31-2007 10:27 AM

Thanks… I am glad the fence is working for you… I would be honored to clean up an old bandsaw…

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#12 posted 12-31-2007 12:04 PM

Quite the restoration. Good job.

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#13 posted 01-29-2008 06:33 PM

great looking fence! Great job! I stumbled upon this site and signed up. Looking forward to learning a lot of good tips and getting ideas.

I have a Craftsman 10” saw (Contractor’s series from early 1990s). Any idea if the T2 fits without drilling, or is it the same for all Sears saws regardless of age? The stock fence (and miter gauge, for that matter) aren’t that hot, I’ve been muddling through all these years, but want more accuracy and ease of use. Is the only other choice to spend lots for for a Beisemeyer model that fits the holes?

-- Rob, Maine

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