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!
No Brackets – Just screws directly into the railing!
Making room for the screw heads and aligning the Wxey rail
Screw mounting points
You may have to adjust the magnetic latch bracket
Take care with the indexing strip during install