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Wixey WR700 Digital Fence add-on to a SawStop Cabinet Saw

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Blog entry by TheMrWoody posted 12-31-2015 07:29 PM 1841 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a write-up on a simplified installation process for adding a Wixey WR700 digital fence readout to a SawStop 3HP cabinet saw (36” fence), Model PCS31230-TGP236-pcs.

I recently sold a Delta Unifence contractors saw and upgraded to a SawStop 3HP 36” Cabinet saw. I had the Wixey WR700 on the Delta Saw and removed it before I sold it so I could move this excellent measuring device to the new one.

The SawStop fence uses bolts under the fence assembly to allow attachment and adjustment of the fence slider. The Wixey brackets provided wouldn’t fit because the distance from the SawStop bolts to the front edge of the fence slider were too far away. I thought my only options were to (A) make new elongated brackets, or (B) drilling new bolt holes. Wixey provided illustrations from another buyer showing the option of drilling new bolt holes in the “L” bracket and into the fence slider bar. This had the unfortunate consequence of eliminating any new adjustments in the gap between the T-fence and the slider bar. Since I still wanted to do future adjustments, I thought I had to go back to option “A” and fabricate new brackets.

A better way occurred to me that worked out much better and much simpler, so I thought I’d share that with you. The result is a much tighter attachment to the saw with less hardware. It also doesn’t hang down as far as the Wixey bracket installation method, so it’s less of an obstruction to access the power switches on the left side underneath the table. Frankly, it also looks a heck of a lot better, too!

Final Result

No Brackets – Just screws directly into the railing!

Making room for the screw heads and aligning the Wxey rail

Alignment measurement

Screw mounting points

You may have to adjust the magnetic latch bracket

Take care with the indexing strip during install

Nice Combination



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NormG

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#1 posted 01-01-2016 05:34 AM

Well done installation, looks just like it came with it. Thank you for the photos

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Carloz

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#2 posted 03-14-2017 08:22 PM

Thanks !

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Carloz

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#3 posted 04-25-2017 11:30 AM

So how do the sheet metal screws hold up in the place? Isn’t the square rail wall is to thick for this? The supplied selftapping screws are designed for thick metal but they are too large to be used directly on the Wixie aluminum rail.

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TheMrWoody

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 04:20 PM

You do have to pre-drill the holes for the self tapping screws since the box steel of the fence rail is rather thick. The illustrations I put in the above blog post show that you have to also pre-drill a slightly larger hole in the Wixey rail so that the heads of the screws can seat on the lower edge of the Wixey railing. It was actually very straight forward to get this attached. Look at each of the illustrations an instructions and you’ll be good to go.

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sreilly24590

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#5 posted 05-16-2017 08:22 PM

I guess it’s my screen resolution and increasing the zoom level in my browser didn’t help much. Is it possible to get the images in a higher resolution? I’m just starting to install mine now and have assembled the rails and attached the mounting brackets on the rail. At point it got a bit confusing so I searched for info on Sawstop installs with the Wixey digital readout and came across this timely posting. Same saw and all so this looks really good. I’m just having problems with the fine details. I’d like to be really sure before drilling holes into my saw. If you could upload them somewhere I could download them or even drop them into my dropbox….

Thanks,
Steve

-- Steve, Virginia

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TheMrWoody

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#6 posted 05-17-2017 03:09 AM

Steve – Happy to send you the full res images. Drop me a private email via the Lumberjocks email system with a Dropbox location.

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#7 posted 07-27-2017 03:28 AM

Do you still have the high res images for this? I would love them if you do.

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