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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 09-10-2016 08:03 AM 351 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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daddywoofdawg

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09-10-2016 08:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I have two different TS fences in a price range I can afford for my craftsman 113 saw.
1. the delta fence with the round tubes
2.the fence of a Jet 10” contractor saw
which do you think is the better fence,design wise?which would you choose? I don’t have any model #’s.
Delta fence


Jet Fence


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toolie

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#1 posted 09-10-2016 09:20 AM

The jet is a.t square design that is much favored over the deltas, but it is a lightweight fence.

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#2 posted 09-10-2016 10:56 AM

I’m not a huge fan of either, but I prefer the Jet Fence over the jetlock style with the round tubes. The Delta T3 is available at Home Depot for $183…coupons might make it lower.

I’d also be watching CL for a deal on a whole saw with a better fence. Strip the fence off it, and resell the parts or sell your current saw and keep it.

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#3 posted 09-10-2016 02:56 PM

Neither are great. The Jet fence is probably the better of the two, but I’d probably not purchase either. The T3 is a nice fence that I was able to make work with my 113, though it is collecting dust now that I got a PM66.

Edit to add: Don’t know where you are located, but if you are PacNW, it’d likely be able to let it go in your price range.

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#4 posted 09-12-2016 05:55 AM

I have now added another to the mix.(I really need a new fence) so is this a T-square type fence? do I need different rail (I have a angle iron type rail now),can I easily make one or find one in the bay? Is this better or as good as the others I posted?

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#5 posted 09-12-2016 06:14 AM

Thst is a craftsman style fence. It is pretty much trash. It squeezes around the cast iron.

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#6 posted 09-13-2016 04:14 AM

Grizzly has a couple of T square fences that are reasonable in cost. I’d definitely discard the tube type rails. I’ve used them and couldn’t get rid of them fast enough. Reasons?

1. In order to remove the fence for cross cutting, you have to slide the fence all the way to the end of the rails, as opposed to simply picking it straight up.

2. The design assures that you cannot reliably get repeatable, accurate fence settings that are square. Every time you move the fence, you have to square it all over again, measuring a nearby tooth and another (or the same one rotated) at the far end of the blade. Every time.

3. The hook at the far end of the fence that is supposed to hold the fence square is incapable of doing that. Doesn’t matter how hard you crank down on the clamp. That is true of all fences that rely on that mechanism, including Sears.

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