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vega pro 40
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#1 posted 06-15-2013 03:38 PM
Nice fence but I like there shorter version.
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#2 posted 06-15-2013 03:52 PM
This was a super video. Thanks so much for posting!
#3 posted 06-15-2013 08:19 PM
Thanks for watching. Todd and CJ. I appreciate the comments
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#4 posted 06-17-2013 07:34 PM
I’m restoring a 20+ year old Grizzly 1023 cabinet saw and bought one of these fences to replace the horrible stock fence they supplied long ago. I use to have a Powermatic 64 artisan saw that came with the vega 26” utility model, it was an excellent fence that gave me years of good service. I never understood why this fence gets overlooked, it is dead on accurate, has exceptional repeatability, built in micro adjustment and can be adjusted so it’s 90% to the table. Try that with a biesmeyer, it ain’t happening. Since you glued the tape down before adding an auxiliary face to protect the extrusion you may want to tweak your height adjustment a bit to eliminate the gap under the fence so you can rip thin stock without one. Good video, I’m glad to get a refresher course on it’s installation and I know you’ll come to appreciate this fence even more as you use it.
#5 posted 06-18-2013 12:32 AM
Thanks Mantwi, If I use a aux. face I will either adjust for its thickness or cut off the tape and replace it. My only “mistake” was not think of an auxiliary face and preparing accordingly.
Good luck with the restore on the Grizzly, post some pics for us when it’s complete.
By the way so far I am really digging the Vega fence.
#6 posted 07-06-2013 10:33 PM
Since we were talking about auxiliary fences and I have to put one on my new Vega 40 I searched for ideas on how to avoid drilling and tapping the factory face on the Vega. Steve Maskery has an excellent method for making one that’s easily installed and removed. It uses concentric clamps, I thought you might like to see it. God blessHere’s the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7QXIN2X8-w&list=PLtFOGM3ExQRCxVKr0QzI52fQ5BeOWNTET
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#7 posted 03-13-2014 02:33 AM
THOM, Great video, lots of great info. I actually just purchased this fence to retrofit on my saw and I’m also building a cabinet for my saw too. That being said, if I have a flat surface for the whole fence to ride on is it necessary to install the rear bar?
#8 posted 03-13-2014 11:18 AM
I suppose you could set the fence up so you don’t need to use the rear bar.
The fence is designed to ride just above the table surface.
But you can easily modify it to fit your needs.
Thanks for the comments
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