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Craftsman table saw upgrades #2: Sawstop 52 inch fence upgrade

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Blog entry by jaydubya posted 03-11-2012 04:07 AM 3277 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got my 52 inch sawstop professional T-square fence installed today. It wasnt too difficult, but i wouldnt want to do it over again. I had to drill all new holes in the cast table. basically started small and drilled out to my final size (5/16) in 4 steps. Drilling the cast was easy as can be. I still have some final adjustments to make. I need to either get new adhesive measuring tapes or drill and tap new holes as they dont line up currently. I also need to figure out a new right side extension table and how to mount it on the saw end. Ill put up a couple pics of the fence installed. Next installment will be a mobile platform with a cabinet for the saw to replace the stock mobile base, which will probably end up under my “not so benchtop” drill press. Sorry for the bad cellphone pics. Its all I have since our “puppy” (7 month old 100 pound mastiff) ate the point and shoot digital



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jaydubya

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 04:12 AM

WOW, Sorry… the pics really are BAD. Seems they got cropped somehow

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S4SWWS

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 09:46 PM

Jay,

I jus joined, and I am looking to upgrade my 21833 fence as well to a Biesemeyer or something along those lines. So to clarify what you did, you actually have to drill all new holes in the case to mount a new fence and it wasn’t terrible.

Casey

-- Casey Jones

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 09:50 PM

Looks like you have a good project in the works.

Turn your flash on and take some more and hold it still until after you hear the click. Even though I have taken hundreds of thousands of photos with my Canon cameras, I still struggle with the cell phone. :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 01-25-2014 07:08 PM

Casey, yes, I drilled new holes in the table. cast Iron isn’t terribly hard to drill. I center-punched, then drilled in 3 steps to get to my final size. If I had it to do over again, I’d re drill the rail instead to match the existing holes in the table

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#5 posted 01-26-2014 07:28 PM

Jay,

Sounds like a better option. I appreciate the feedback.

Casey

-- Casey Jones

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