|Project by CameronL||posted 09-26-2016 01:40 PM||3684 views||10 times favorited||16 comments|
As a hobbyist on a very tight budget, I have to look for bargains in used tools. So when I got the opportunity to pick up a vintage Craftsman saw for $35 to replace my el cheapo jobsite saw, I jumped. Of course the downside of most of these old saws is the frustrating fence (if it’s even still with the old saw). Plus my saw didn’t have extension wings, so it had a short rail. After scoring a pair of wings (that I topped with oak flooring to meet the saw top), I could finally address the fence.
I found these plans from John Heisz's IBuildIt site that fit the bill.
The fence and rail are made from 1/2” birch plywood. I’m still tweaking the installation, but it works smooth and locks down pretty secure. Definitely great for the roughly $50 I spent on material vs. several hundred dollars for a commercial fence system. Overall, I’m thrilled with it.