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#1 posted 10-24-2011 05:27 PM

“Best” is always a matter of opinion, but of the above saws mentioned, the Grizzly saws, the Cman 22116, PM64a, and Jet Proshop saws have good Biese clone type steel t-square fences. The R4512, Cman 21833, and PCB270TS have cheaper aluminum dual locking fences, and the Steel City and Rikon entries have a lighter weight steel split rail fence that’s got some similarities to a Biese clone, but aren’t as nicely done as the other Biese clones IMHO. The GI hybrid has a couple of fence options AFAIK, from cheaper to excellent. All are functional fences, but no doubt some are better than others IMO.

One possible scenario would include buying a saw under budget with less fence, then sell the stock fence (~ $40-$75) and replace it with something like a Delta T2 fence for ~ $150.

I updated my original reply with some links so you can view those saws easily.

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