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06-17-2010 06:42 PM

I kino of like the beseymeyer fence looking to speng like 900$ or less wondering if I could get a hybred with a beseymeyer fence. My current p.o.s portable aluminum just agrivates me concidering upgrading

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 06:45 PM

yes you can

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 06:45 PM

I have be concidering a jet jps_10 how is the fence on it?
Should I get the saw? Could I upgrade to a besiemyer fence later? At what cost for the fence kit?

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 06:51 PM

The fences I’ve seen on jets do not compare to beseymeyer. For $900 you can buy a used Powermatic
with a beseymeyer fence.

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 07:11 PM

I’ve worked with both a beis. and the Jet proshop with their factory fence.

with all due respect to the Beis…I preferred the Jet fence. it glides smoother, locks tight, and as far as I recall, already has built in T-tracks for accessories.

I would recommend finding a used/new saw with a decent fence to begin with than buying the saw for the motor and table, and upgrading the fence esp. if you’re talking about a Bies – which will probably cost as much as the table saw itself.

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#5 posted 06-17-2010 09:19 PM

My Craftsman 22124 had a Biese on it, and I liked it a lot….there are still some NOS of the 22124 around. The older style Delta 36-717 hybrid also has a Biese.

Jet has several fences. The Jet Exacta II, PM Accufence, and HTC are the same fence, and the most similar WMH fence to the Biese Commercial fence, plus they’re made in the USA (at least mine is). My Shop Fox W1677 came with a Shop Fox Classic (Biese clone_. I liked it, but not as well as the Biese. An opportunity came up to buy the Jet Exacta II fence only, which fits on the SF rails. I like the Exacta II as well as the Biese.

The Jet Proshop fence is a Biese “style” fence with somewhat lighter duty tubing…more similar to a Delta T2 fence:

Delta T2:

Here’s a Biese Commercial fence next to an original Jet Fence from the 708108 contractor saw:

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#6 posted 06-17-2010 10:29 PM

You don’t list your location, so I don’t know where you are, but, if you’re at all interested, I have a new in the box Biesemeyer 36-B30 fence/table/legs package I’d sell for about $250.

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#7 posted 06-17-2010 10:56 PM


That last picture showing the Jet Fence from the 708108 is actually a good comparrison between two different styles. The Bies, HTC, Vega, SC Industrial, Delta T2, etc are all T square, all very good. The main difference is how they hook (or don’t) at the rear fence.

They do all share one flaw, you have to push the cam far enough past the engage point to make sure it locks into place. I have a Wilton branded copy of that Jet Fence on my band saw and the locking mechanism used is significantly different, it relies on the back passive hook to push against the front bar instead of locking at a single bar like the Bies cam.

I don’t know if it is better, but I do like the version I have on the band saw, hard to describe it as anything but more of a mechanical than a friction lock.

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