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Blog entry by amagineer posted 05-22-2013 04:28 PM 1445 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, I just had to tell someone about the Delta Unifence Saw Guide 30” I just bought for $50. I just drilled two holes in the aluminum rail and mounted it on my Delta table saw and it works great. It says 1996 so it is an older model, but is in great condition and built to last. I have been struggling with the rip fence that came with the saw (that I bought in 1996) every time trying to get it parallel with the blade. It would either start to bind and burn the blade or wood or give me an uneven cut. This new addition will make woodworking so much easier.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!



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patron

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 04:36 PM

that sounds like a great deal don

any help is always a lift

i sold one for my fist unisaw
when i up-graded to a beismyeir

keep the rail clean
the delta would ‘grab’ at times
something about the aluminum
maybe use some ‘slick-up’
to keep it smooth

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 05:27 PM

I have been trying to find a 52 inch unifence rail for a while… good find. I love my unifence.

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 09:11 PM

Been using a Unifence for 20+ years and still love it! Good choice.
This auxiliary fence for the Unifence is a little pricey, but has nice features, especially if you need to mount jigs, hold downs, featherboards, etc.
http://www.ptreeusa.com/uni_t_fence.htm

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 09:53 PM

Wonderful purchase and great addition

-- Norman

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 10:09 PM

Thanks David for the advice. I will have to make an extension table, because the guy I bought the rip fence from had it mounted on his table saw.
Chris; The guy I bought the rip fence from had a 52” unifence on his table saw and it looked like he could handle anything, but it does take up a lot of space.
Thanks Paul for the link. It looks like a nice addition for $80, I will put it on my fathers day list.
Thanks for the comment Norman.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Rick M.

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 05:56 AM

The Unifence is an exceptionally good fence system. I’ve never done it but you can easily make custom fences that will slide into place of the original. Features that I use often are the thin ripping side and sliding the fence rearward so I can use it as a crosscut stop block without worrying about pieces pinching or binding. It’s also ridiculously easy to adjust. Been using one for over 15 years and never had a problem with it, never experienced the binding or grabbing that was mentioned above.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 05-23-2013 01:57 PM

Thanks Rick for the info. Paul mentioned a replacement fence with numerous t-slots for mounting attachments as well as a UHMW side for ripping.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 05-23-2013 06:15 PM

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