|Review by Garry||posted 11-09-2013 06:05 PM||5348 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
- Shop Fox Table saw Fence W1410 with standard rails
- Brand: Shop Fox | Category: Tablesaw Accessories
I just (Nov. 9, 2013) got a Shop Fox W1410 fence for my Craftsman tablesaw at a great price. I took a chance even though it has been discontinued because it has great reviews from those who have one. ToolsandMore.us in Florida still has some (I don’t know how many). Call them to confirm. Previously priced at $250 plus, they are selling them now around $145 plus shipping. [Note – This is not the same company as toolsandmore.com.]
I mounted it yesterday and used it for several cuts today. It was easy to mount after I drilled and tapped holes in my table. As all the other reviews said, the drill and tap (3/8”-16) provided were useless. It will fit any tablesaw with a 27” deep table. I only needed to square up the fence a little which was pretty easily done.
It glides smoothly on rollers that straddle the horizontal edges of the angle iron rails. The rollers have a groove that runs on the edge of the rails. The front rollers are widely spaced to keep it square. The single back roller has substantial spring load to keep the front rollers tight to the rail so it stays square. At first it wasn’t real smooth but a little sanding on the rail edge fixed that.
When the lever is pushed down it clamps down rock solid. I couldn’t budge it with reasonable substantial force at either end. It seems well made and I would expect it to last a long time. The large front rollers are knurled so you can use either for fine positioning. A self-adhesive tape is provided for accurate positioning without measurements.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer is discontinuing it to focus on the Beisemeyer type fence (per sales rep at toolsandmore). Although it’s fortunate for me since I got a good buy on it.
-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.