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Forum topic by BRAY posted 01-17-2010 07:10 PM 5849 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BRAY

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01-17-2010 07:10 PM

An economical, accurate fence for my Craftsman table saw is what I am hunting for now.

I purchased my used Craftsman table saw about 5 years ago. The rip fence it came with is a low quality fence that isnt very accurate. I would like to purchase a replacement fence for my table saw without spending too much money. Do you have any suggestions for me? (New, or used—best bang for the buck.)

-- BRAY


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Ger21

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 07:46 PM

15 years ago I put a Vega fence on a cheap craftsman saw and the difference was night and day. Not cheap, though. But the Vega was every bit as good, if not better, than the Unifence on my Unisaw.

Amazon has a lot of fences. Looks like the Delta T2 is about the cheapest, and has good reviews.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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dbhost

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 08:10 PM

What model Craftsman table saw do you have? Sears sells / sold a very wide variety of table saws, using different styles of rip fences, and there are a lot of models that do not have replaceable fences, but a good number of them can be upgraded…

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davidroberts

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 08:25 PM

I have a Shop Fox fence and rails that came on a Grizzly 1023 cabinet saw. I have no complaints and highly recommend it. I really like the UDPE fence face. The fence is heavy, locks tight and is dead on accurate. Amazon sells the fence and standard rails for $202.35, and free shipping. Now that is a deal.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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bigike

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 08:29 PM

i have a biesemeyer fence i’m willing to part with it needs some work though (paint job). i’ll let it go for about $200 neg. http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/icomba/bigdaddiesshoppics004.jpg email me and let me know what u wanna do. icombadaniels@yahoo.com

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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wood247

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#5 posted 01-17-2010 09:00 PM

I am planning on getting this delta fence for my 1970’s craftsman. Every review I have read on this fence was good. I was originally looking at an accu-square fence but before I could get one they jacked the price by nearly $70. I hope this helps.

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TheDane

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#6 posted 01-17-2010 11:48 PM

Check out the Shop Fox Classic … I installed one last year on my Jet Workshop saw and am really happy with it. See: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/840

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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knotscott

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#7 posted 01-18-2010 04:09 AM

My favorite fences are the Commercial Biesemeyer and the similar Jet Exacta II (HTC), but I also really like the Vega, and find the Delta T2 be a heck of a bang for the buck in the $150 range.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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woodpicker

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#8 posted 01-18-2010 04:11 AM

Delta t2 30” around 150.00 you will have to drill new holes not that bad some day i will put drawers in cabinet !
http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad76/ifinish/new.jpg

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deeman

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 04:50 AM

I use the Delta T2 on my craftsman table saw. I didn’t have to drill any holes. I love it and would recommend it. I got mine at Lowes last year on clearance for $129.99.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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