|Review by mart||posted 05-11-2009 08:44 AM||12733 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
A friend flew down to the lower 48 to pick up a truck he bought and was going to be going through Washington on the way back to Alaska. I took advantage of the opportunity to have him swing by the Grizzly warehouse to pick up some equipment for me. In addition to an eight inch jointer which I will preview later, I had him pickup the Shop Fox Classic Fence System with Standard Rails. I finally got around to installing it yesterday and it couldn’t have been easier. It went on my old Grizzly table saw perfectly and when I placed the fence on I expected some tedious adjusting to get the fence true with the blade. Not the case with this fence. I set it in place, measured to the miter slot and the blade and was surprised to find it dead on true. I made a couple of quick cuts to check it and it locked up true with no fussing like my old fence. I used to have to play with the fence, bump it one way or the other as I was locking it down to get it to lock up on the measurement. Then I would have to lock the back of the fence down with a homemade hold down to keep the fence from moving during the cut. The Shop Fox locks up hard and true. What a welcome change from the old fence. I haven’t had a chance use the saw much yet since I put the fence on but expect it will perform well judging by my first tests with it. I am impressed so far.