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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 01-03-2009 11:45 PM 1541 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well I’m sure that many off you have had problems with your table saw fence before. and i have been having a lot of problems with mine so i decided to head to Lowes and purchase a delta T-2 table saw fence. i had to go to 3 of them before i actually found it. and it is a big box. it is a pretty beefy fence.

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so first i started by removing my old table saw fence and my router table. just to make the installation a bit easier.

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then i attached the rails to the table saw. luckily the holes were drilled perfectly to fit my tablesaw. that worked out really nicely. the only problem was that i needed bigger bolts to attach it. i needed a 10 mm 1.5 pitch bolt. those worked fine on the back but on the front where a flat head is called for i couldn’t find a 10 mm flat head. so after about an hour at the grinding wheel i had my heads down enough that my fence could pass.

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then i attached the tube, put the fence on and did all of my adjustments. my new wixey digital protractor came in handy so i could make sure my fence was adjusted correctly. then my router table went back on. i will be building a new one soon that will work better with my new fence and router lift. the other one wasn’t made for the router lift or for this fence. but it will only be another 25 dollars so its not major.

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so thats it. it works great and is a big improvement. i can’t wait to get some work done now :)



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Tomcat1066

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#1 posted 01-03-2009 11:57 PM

Looks good. Are there any plans to put an extension on the side opposite the router table?

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Woodshopfreak

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#2 posted 01-04-2009 12:11 AM

Looks pretty sweet man. Bet that will make your cuts alot nicer.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 01-04-2009 12:13 AM

Hi Denis;

I guess you can see that NOTHING is ever easy!!!

Good Luck;

Lee

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lew

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#4 posted 01-04-2009 12:26 AM

Denis,

I am getting more jealous with each new post ;^)

Nice score, man.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Callum Kendall

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#5 posted 01-04-2009 12:58 AM

Looks great!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#6 posted 01-04-2009 01:49 AM

Nice work, Denis.

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teenagewoodworker

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#7 posted 01-04-2009 03:37 AM

Tomcat. i have a wing for the other side i just forgot to put it on for this picture.

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Tomcat1066

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#8 posted 01-04-2009 08:33 AM

Cool. I had a feeling that something would go there ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Bill Akins

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#9 posted 01-05-2009 02:02 PM

I have been having problems with my fence too, this may be a good option for me. Thanks.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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