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08-15-2016 12:45 PM

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Hey guys, I just got an old Dewalt 10” contractors table saw that I’m hoping to use till I have the money for a big guy. Problem is, the fence is bent so I need a new fence. Anybody have any advice on what a good fence would be that’s an easy instal? Thanks
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#1 posted 08-15-2016 04:02 PM

Delta T2/T3 is a pretty popular one. I have one that I’m just upgrading out of at the moment, but besides a handful of small annoyances it is a great fence. Can be had new for ~$200.

Finding a used-fence can be hard, though if you’re in the Portland Oregon area….

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 04:22 PM

I’ve got a Beissemeyer fence on my Unisaw, I love it, although I’ve used a uni-fence before as well and there’s nothing wrong with it either. As long as it’s sturdy and adjustable to keep it square to the blade then any decent fence should do.

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 04:31 PM

An Incra LS-III precision fence will take you to the next level. Absolute accuracy & repeatability.

Of course if this is too repeatable (any 1/32” +-0.002”) any other fence will do . . .

M

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 04:43 PM

Guy just posted this

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/175274

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 04:44 PM



Guy just posted this

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/175274

- TheFridge

Heh, that was me! I posted the 1st response on this thread, then figured I’d post anyway. My garage is filling up with fences!

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 06:18 PM

Anybody have any experience with a VEGA?

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#7 posted 08-15-2016 06:50 PM



An Incra LS-III precision fence will take you to the next level. Absolute accuracy & repeatability.

Of course if this is too repeatable (any 1/32” +-0.002”) any other fence will do . . .

M

- MadMark


That is true but it cost’s 3 times as much as my Early 70’s Rockwell saw I got this year , I will have to find something a Bit Cheaper. Maybe put this on a New TS if I can ever afford that .
I will be keeping an eye on this thread since I would like to have something to replace the Standard Fence on my Rockwell.

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#8 posted 08-15-2016 06:58 PM



Delta T2/T3 is a pretty popular one. I have one that I m just upgrading out of at the moment, but besides a handful of small annoyances it is a great fence. Can be had new for ~$200.

Finding a used-fence can be hard, though if you re in the Portland Oregon area….

- ErichK


Any idea if theT2/T3 would do a direct bolt on replacement for an older Delta/Rockwell 10” contractors saw ? I tried to find out what the spacing on the bolt holes on the T2/T3 are but couldn’t find it.

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#9 posted 08-15-2016 07:01 PM


Delta T2/T3 is a pretty popular one. I have one that I m just upgrading out of at the moment, but besides a handful of small annoyances it is a great fence. Can be had new for ~$200.

Finding a used-fence can be hard, though if you re in the Portland Oregon area….

- ErichK

Any idea if theT2/T3 would do a direct bolt on replacement for an older Delta/Rockwell 10” contractors saw ? I tried to find out what the spacing on the bolt holes on the T2/T3 are but couldn t find it.

- Richard

I don’t know for sure, but I installed it on a Craftsman 113. It required a few holes to be drilled in the cast iron, which is actually incredibly easy to do. I clamped the rails to the table, marked them, and drilled. I did 3 sizes of bits to make it easier to get through, but it otherwise was really easy.

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#10 posted 08-15-2016 07:25 PM

Delta T2/T3 is a pretty popular one. I have one that I m just upgrading out of at the moment, but besides a handful of small annoyances it is a great fence. Can be had new for ~$200.

Finding a used-fence can be hard, though if you re in the Portland Oregon area….

- ErichK

Any idea if theT2/T3 would do a direct bolt on replacement for an older Delta/Rockwell 10” contractors saw ? I tried to find out what the spacing on the bolt holes on the T2/T3 are but couldn t find it.

- Richard

I don t know for sure, but I installed it on a Craftsman 113. It required a few holes to be drilled in the cast iron, which is actually incredibly easy to do. I clamped the rails to the table, marked them, and drilled. I did 3 sizes of bits to make it easier to get through, but it otherwise was really easy.

- ErichK


Can you measure the distance between the stock holes on the T2/T3 you have ? I would rather not have to drill and tap any holes in the table since I am not really setup to do that.

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#11 posted 08-15-2016 07:46 PM


Delta T2/T3 is a pretty popular one. I have one that I m just upgrading out of at the moment, but besides a handful of small annoyances it is a great fence. Can be had new for ~$200.

Finding a used-fence can be hard, though if you re in the Portland Oregon area….

- ErichK

Any idea if theT2/T3 would do a direct bolt on replacement for an older Delta/Rockwell 10” contractors saw ? I tried to find out what the spacing on the bolt holes on the T2/T3 are but couldn t find it.

- Richard

I don t know for sure, but I installed it on a Craftsman 113. It required a few holes to be drilled in the cast iron, which is actually incredibly easy to do. I clamped the rails to the table, marked them, and drilled. I did 3 sizes of bits to make it easier to get through, but it otherwise was really easy.

- ErichK

Can you measure the distance between the stock holes on the T2/T3 you have ? I would rather not have to drill and tap any holes in the table since I am not really setup to do that.

- Richard

I can do that when I get home I think. You don’t actually have to tap the holes, just drill them. The kit comes with nuts for the back of the bolts to attach it. My Craftsman required the nuts.

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#12 posted 08-15-2016 08:18 PM

Thanks , on my saw the front of the tables is 1 1/2 or 2 ” thick so that would be a pretty deep hole and I am not sure I could keep it straight plus there are other casting supports behind the front that might get in the way of putting nuts on the back of the bolt. It is pretty Busy behind there.

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#13 posted 08-15-2016 08:28 PM

Yikes! 2” thick is pretty crazy… Mine was just about 1/4” thick.

That said, you can drill the rails without issue. I did that in a few cases too.

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#14 posted 08-15-2016 08:30 PM

I didn’t read all the details of every reply, so apologies if this has been covered, but have we confirmed that this DW saw is a contractor saw (or hybrid), and not a portable jobsite saw? It’d be tougher to fit a full size aftermarket fence on a portable saw. Not impossible, but harder and less worth the time and money IMO.


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#15 posted 08-15-2016 09:02 PM



I didn t read all the details of every reply, so apologies if this has been covered, but have we confirmed that this DW saw is a contractor saw (or hybrid), and not a portable jobsite saw? It d be tougher to fit a full size aftermarket fence on a portable saw. Not impossible, but harder and less worth the time and money IMO.


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- knotscott


Yea , it is real tough on those little Job Site saws with alum or plastic tops.

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