|Forum topic by GTIndEngr||posted 07-27-2015 05:19 PM||739 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-27-2015 05:19 PM
I got a deal on a powermatic pm1000 saw with the 52” rip. Someone bought it on Amazon then refused delivery, so it was unopened in the original packaging but being sold “used” as a returned item for $1200. Turns out, there was one problem: one of the boxes was missing. It didn’t have box 2 for the accu-fence, which contains the rails and guide tube. (Which actually ended up getting me a $200, so $1,000 for the saw with no rails)
Here’s the problem: Should I really pay $226 for what seems to be simply 2 pieces of angle iron and a rectangular tube. I can buy those and drill my own holes for about $50 plus $7 more for a stick-on ruler on top of the tube. Can you help me out with a couple of things…
1) Am I missing something? Does the rail and tube system have some feature that I am overlooking and I am a fool to try to make my own?
2) In case I go home-made, I could really use one simple measurement, how thick is the angle iron of the rear and front rails, 1/8”? 3/16”?? The manual shows that the the rear rail is 1.5”x1.5” and the front is 2”x2”, but it doesn’t tell how thick it is. Seems like matching the thickness should ensure that the fence fits.