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10-07-2009 06:42 AM

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I have a craftsman 10 table saw and the fence is just not cutting it any more (pardon the pun)! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Beisemeyer and Vega… Thoughts, advice, etc…?

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 06:49 AM

I think you could replace the saw for what a good fence will cost. I prefer Beisemeyer fences.

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 07:06 AM

Thats probably true but i figure that i can move the upgraded fence to a new saw when the time comes… I the meantime I’d like to be able to be more accurate with the saw im stuck with for the time being… Thanks for your input Jim.

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 08:31 AM

Incra makes a very nice fence for table saws and the price is not that bad. I ahve a full review of their TSLS fence system at the link below with lots of photos and a video if that would help.

Incra Fence Review

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 08:43 AM

I have the Vega fence on my Powermatic Artisan 63a saw that I got in 1988. It has never given me a problem. Adjusted it when I installed it in 1988. Checked it again in 1995 when My Father in-law and I started a large project for the kids. It was off by 1/128th of an inch. adjusted it and it has work fine.

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#5 posted 10-07-2009 09:36 AM

The link that you provided was great! Im going to have to take a serious look at the Incra….. Thanks!

Thanks for your input too! It looks like the Vega might be a more affordable route.

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 10:13 AM

SPENCER I really like my Incra fence system. I have their older model The TS3A that’s been on 2 saws and is very easy to install. Their new model is even better. With repeatability and accuracy your saw will transform into a new machine. here are some utube links of the new system 3 part demo. Check these out if you haven’t seen them.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 03:58 PM

If cost is a factor, you might look at Shop Fox. I bought a ShopFox Classic for a little over $200 a few months ago and have been very happy with it.

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#8 posted 10-08-2009 01:41 AM

Might want to consider this. Don’t know how the funds are but this is a good price and saw.


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#9 posted 10-08-2009 02:04 AM

shop fox, from grizzly… beisemeyer clone… under $300. i love mine on an ancient walker turner. rock solid, has never gone out of square.

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#10 posted 10-08-2009 02:36 AM

Back in November I found the Vega U26 on Amazon for $212 with free shipping. Actually makes my 10” Craftsman a pleasure to use.

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#11 posted 10-09-2009 03:23 AM

I did some google searches on the fence systems that you all recommended and although I’d love to drop $400 on a nice new Incra (those youtube demo videos are amazing!) I found my way to “Mule Cabinetmaker’s” website and the price was way to inviting to pass up. I hope it doesnt turn out to be a waste of money… As a prelimenary review… their customer service has been awesome so far. I called the number on their website and spoke with a very helpful and knowledgeable guy (Ken was his name). I asked a bunch of questions and finally settled on the accusquare 1050 ($189 including tax and S&H!) I’ll post a full review once it comes. They said it should be a week…

Thanks so much my fellow lumberjocks!


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