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Posted on Are new biesemeyer fence systems garbage?

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#1 posted 09-09-2016 02:03 PM

I bought a Beismeyer fence this spring from Home Depot as I had a gift card. I put it on my 70’s era Unisaw and it works well. It bolts right on to the Unisaw. No time no drilling and potential mistakes. It locks up solid and can be adjusted easily square to the blade. Their packaging is for shit and the boxes are open on the ends but some how all the parts are fine and in good condition.

The Beiesmeyer doesn’t have a an adjustment to set the fence 90 degrees to the table top. You have to adjust the guide rails which is heavy and cumbersome. It would be nice if they improved the face of the fence to accept Jigs so I don’t have to drill to mount t-track

I had an old Vega on my Powermatic and It flexed at the rear of the fence. I don’t have that issue on the beismeyer. It wasn’t a nightmare but I could never get it to hold square to the blade. Their micro adjust was useful but not a deal breaker for me. It would have to be a bargain for me to consider it.

I”d like the VSC extrusion, but not enough to buy it.

Look at the elegant solution but HUTCH here on lumber jocks.

http://lumberjocks.com/Hutch/blog/2740


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