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Delta T2 36-T30 Fence on a Grizzly G1022Z Table Saw

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Blog entry by superstretch posted 12-28-2011 07:33 AM 2364 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

INTRO
For Christmas, my bro and I gave my dad the above mentioned fence as a gift. I had read in a few places that people had successfully (albeit blasphemy) mounted this fence to a G1022Z. I had my reservations, but after looking at the equivalent Shop Fox and Vega models (waaay more expensive), we decided to pull the trigger and get one from a well-respected buyer on ebay. At the same time, ebay was running a ‘fast and free’ shipping promotion. I ordered the fence on a Tuesday and it was sitting on my porch Thursday night.. :D

INSTALLATION
Installation was easy enough for two people.. The front rail bolted right on without modification. One of the flat head screws looked a little cockeyed, but went in without crossing threads.

The back rail was a little trickier. I initially had it upside down (doh!) and so we errantly drilled 2 holes.. Once we realized the error and got it corrected, we still had to bore out the holes, since they were a little too close together. The hex screws that were included that were supposed to thread into the table weren’t the right size, so I used the bolts that came off the old rails.. They’re a bit too long and interfere with the fence, but its simple enough to run down to HD and get some that will work.

The front bar went on without difficulty and was perfectly zeroed out when the fence was installed.

Speaking of fence.. It didn’t quite clear the back of the table. If taken past the right edge of the table and then back again, it was just a hair too low to make it back onto the table without hitting it. That fix was simple—pop a couple small washers until the riser in the back to raise it up. The fence was toed out about a 1/16” over the length of the table when compared to the miter slot, but its easy enough to bring back to square.

FINAL THOUGHTS
If you’re looking for a replacement fence for your G1022Z, definitely consider this fence. With the exception of the mentioned problems, it fits like a glove and rides like butter on the guide tube and rails.


-- Dan, Rochester, NY



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superstretch

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 11:06 PM

As I look at it.. the longer rails are just begging for another wing.. maybe a router table extension

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 06:46 PM

Morning Stretch,

How’s that fence working for you? I recently aquired a table and the fence is shot. I was looking for something reasonable for my ol’ Grizzly. Thanks for sharing!

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 06:51 PM

Hey Paul,
Not sure how its holding up, since its my dad’s saw, but my playing around with it after we were done installing it left me with a very positive impression. Its slick, doesn’t flex, doesn’t move under pressure..

For the price, it can’t really be beaten.. Brand new, free shipping, minimal modification.. Definitely a winner if you can stand the Delta gray against the Grizzly green!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 03:20 PM

In this blog you say the fence is easy enough to bring back to square. How is that done? My difference between front and back of the table is 1/8 inch out of square.

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#5 posted 03-01-2014 02:36 AM

Hi Roy,
If I recall correctly, there were some adjustment screws or something near the lever.. around the T part of the T fence. It’s been a while since we installed this so I don’t remember exactly

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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