|Review by sIKE||posted 02-18-2008 06:03 AM||8781 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I have really been wanting one of these and I got it for my birthday yesterday. Was excited and got out late this morning and got started on the install. The first picture shows everything that came in the box. Well almost everything, it was missing one of the sensor strips. So my simple two hour install telescoped out within the first 20 minutes. So after an 1:30 minute round trip to Woodcraft to exchange it out. I was able start the install again. Assembly is simple and straight forward, the instructions provided are clear and concise. I did bump in to one major problem. Once I had everything together I did not have enough clearance between the bottom of my fence and the Wixey’s rail. So yet another trip to Home Depot, aka Mr. Depot as anyone who takes that much money from me I call Mr., some longer carriage bolts, lock washers, flat washers, and nuts resolved the issue as you can see in picture #2. So 5 hours later picture #3 show my new Digital fence installed and working.
Note the DW746 has round style rails which probably caused my problem. I had to go out to www.wixey.com and look at the FAQ which states “Round rail fences may require some extra spacers or brackets to be made, or possible just some extra holes drilled in the track to line up with existing holes in the rail mounting.”
All in all I am happy to have this installed but it took much longer than it should have. Therefore the 3 star rating is for the install itself. I will use this for a couple weeks then post a review of the product itself.
-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"