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Workshop Happenings in a Novice World 14 - New Fence-New Safety Switch-Happy Days!!

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Blog entry by nmkidd posted 1374 days ago 1340 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After using my Hitachi C10 saw for about a year now….............I found the fence….being rather good…....still
was not stable or consistent…..... and spent time measuring each cut with a tape….........so I’ve being checking out all the after market fences available.

Got it narrowed down to three and posted a forum question to find out other LJers thoughts and experiences about the three. Finally decided on the Delta T2 System…......ordered it up from Tools Plus and it arrived in about 4 days.

The fence arrived 2 days before Turkey Day…....Patron was here at the time and told me we could have it mounted in about an hour….....while he was working another project…...I unpacked the T2….....disassembled the old fence and got all ready for assembly.

It took a lot more than an hour…....with some hole drilling and tweaking…..but with Patron’s help….....it got done!!!

view from right side:

top view:

frontal view:

and….........the new safety switch!!!!

I used the saw today and found the fence to be easy sliding, accurate and solid…...made my day!!!

Next…....removing the shaky legs/platform and building a table saw work station.

Adios for now!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!



6 comments so far

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1374 days ago

Doug, this looks like a couple of nice upgrades to your saw that will certainly improve its performance.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Cato

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#2 posted 1374 days ago

Doug, I’m sure you will enjoy the fence upgrade. Will make you wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Nice to have consistent cuts, and not worry about adjustments all the time.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1374 days ago

A nice fence is heaven. You have so much else to worry about when building stuff. Being able to repeatably set-reset the fence is just grand. Putting it in a station will also allow you to have better dust control. Yea!

Congrats,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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patron

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#4 posted 1374 days ago

the blurp says
‘mounts to almost every saw made
might need to drill some holes’

the biggest problem
was finding where the blade
was supposed to be
in relation to the rails
so the fence was right
to the preset tape
they could just have given
a hash mark
or at least a dimension from one end
or the other
(measure and give us
that from the left end front doug
so everyone has better luck than we did
figuring it out)

over all
a good fence system
adjustable for square
and for tilt to the table

and the stop switch
A1 !

-- 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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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 1374 days ago

Doug, you are going to love that T-2 fence. I don’t know how I ever got on without mine. Great upgrade to your saw. Enjoy.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1182 days ago

Nice looking fence.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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