|Forum topic by PaulHWood||posted 09-29-2016 12:17 PM||272 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
09-29-2016 12:17 PM
Bought a used delta fence to upgrade my ridgid saw. Was on another ridgid saw, but only two holes lined up on one rail, and one on the front rail. I drilled additional hole for front and installed currently with just two bolts back and front. Already it is infinitely more accurate than the stock ridgid fence.
My question is what are the front and back rail size? I believe them to be 15 gauge angle, but they are painted so may not be. The replacement part is astronomically high, and I thought I could just buy angle and drill from my local steel shop. This would allow me to extend the rip width and move the fence assembly left for say 36 or 42 inch rip capacity. I would have to purchase a new tape strip.
Anybody perform this operation?
Also, any source for the nylon screws that adjust the fence perpendicular to the table, they want $13 a piece for a nylon set screw.
Thanks in advance.
-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice