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Blog series by Jamie updated 01-19-2008 07:58 AM 6 parts 55958 reads 42 comments total

Part 1: Bought a new rip fence

12-18-2007 02:23 AM by Jamie | 5 comments »

Well, I gave in and bought the Delta T2 fence for my restored 1952 Craftsman 10” tilt arbor table saw. I still have the original fence, but the rail was aluminum and not built very well. I am sure that it worked fine in the day, but this one was a sight for sore eyes. I tried to restore the original fence also, but noticed there was a crack in the rail near one of the mounting bolt holes. Hopefully it will fit the mounting holes of the table saw. From what I can tell, the Delta T...

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Part 2: A new start, and help with drilling holes in a table saw

12-19-2007 02:53 AM by Jamie | 4 comments »

Well, I did some measuring on the table saw and the Delta T2 fence, and I may be able to drill 4 new holes in the table saw (2 on the front, and 2 on the back) to get the saw to fit. I was worried that I would have to drill the holes too close to the original ones, but after I checked the zero position of the fence, it should work. It looks like the hole spacing on the Delta T2 is 16” and the Craftsman table saw is 16.5”. Has anyone had any experience drilling holes to mount ...

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Part 3: The Third Day - Front Rail is Mounted!

12-20-2007 03:52 AM by Jamie | 4 comments »

As my last post stated, I decided not to return the Delta T2 fence and try to make it fit my old Crapsman Tablesaw. I have drilled and countersank (is that a word?) new holes in the front fence rail and amazingly… it fits! I then mounted the rail to the tablesaw (measuring the rail height along the top of the saw table), along with the square tubing that the fence rests on making sure to space out the tubing while mounting it (I made a spacer with some scrap wood). After I sat the fe...

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Part 4: It's like Ragu!

12-21-2007 02:36 AM by Jamie | 3 comments »

Last night I drilled the holes in the saw table and the rear rail and mounted it. The result was the same as with the front rails, it fit perfectly, and I don’t think that I could be any happier. The fence is aligned perfectly and it slides across the rails like a hot knife cutting through butter. I am actually on vacation for the remainder of the year, so I’ll be finishing up this saw. I have 2 more things to do to it…. 1. Mount the motor and install a new switch2...

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Part 5: Before/After Pictures

12-22-2007 05:46 AM by Jamie | 13 comments »

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

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Part 6: How to setup and install on a Craftsman tablesaw

01-19-2008 07:58 AM by Jamie | 13 comments »

Since I have installed the Delta T2 fence on my Craftsman tablesaw, I have had a few people asking how I installed it, especially, how I installed the fence so that it would zero properly. For those that are thinking about installing this fence on a craftsman, you WILL have to drill new holes in the rails. You can use one of the existing holes, but you will not be able to ‘0’ the fence. I wish that I had taken pictures of each step to further clarify the information listed be...

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