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10-06-2010 12:14 AM

I am ready to replace the stock fence on my Ridgid TS3650 and there is a used Xacta fence and rail for $225.00 available. It’s a bit worn but it looks like it wouldn’t take a whole lot to make it useful again. I would like to get at least a 36” rip capability out of the new fence 50” would also suit me just fine. Before I spend the $225.00 I am going to take a bit of time and look around at new fences and see how much a new fence and rail would cost me.

Suggestions (links) of who has what, the cost, installation tips and your thoughts are appreciated.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣


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#1 posted 10-06-2010 12:31 AM

Yeah, I am looking for a price compatible new fence…I can spend a bit more…I am searching for one now.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 12:52 AM

Yeah, $425.00 is making the used one look pretty good.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 01:11 AM

I also saw that fence but I would still need the rail. I wonder if a piece of square tubing might work…hmm..it probably would. I could fabricate the brackets but that makes $225.00 with rails (used) sound pretty good.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 01:23 AM

Don’t forget to check out Incra.

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 01:29 AM

Hi Al, nice to see/hear from you. Thanks for the information I will take a look at both of those right now.

Thanks Howie, I will have a look.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 10-06-2010 02:13 AM

Does the Biesemeyer fence ride on a front rail only? If so what other brands use the one front rail setup?

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 10-06-2010 02:39 AM

I am working on an outfeed table setup and figured it will be a good idea to replace the fence at the same time. A front rail only fence would make that a lot easier. I do like the look of that Vega fence.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#8 posted 10-06-2010 02:59 AM

I have a Grizzly 1023SL which came with a Shop Fox fence. It’s a Biesemeyer clone that has a good reputation. Mine works very nicely. It’s available on the aftermarket and is about $100-$120 less than the Biesemeyer.

You mentioned needing 36” of rip capability. With just a little extra fabrication (in wood), I remounted the fence rails on my saw to get 36” of capacity. here’s a link to the thread with my photos:

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/921

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#9 posted 10-06-2010 03:20 AM

That’s a nice looking saw bunkie…I have also been looking at that Shop Fox fence.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#10 posted 10-06-2010 01:04 PM

I recently installed a Delta T2 fence on my Ridgid saw and I am really happy with it. Ran about $156. I think the rails could be shifted to get a 36 inch cut. They make a 50 inch version I think.

It is a very solid fence and dead on, so is a very good upgrade for me from the stock fence that came on my saw.

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#11 posted 10-06-2010 03:28 PM

The Exacta is a nice fence, but there’s no way I’d give $225 for a used one.

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#12 posted 10-06-2010 03:47 PM

Yeah, and it is beat up a bit as well. The plastic on the blade side has been replaced with melamine that looks like it needs to be replaced. I am going to go look at it today and I am thinking $125.00-$150.00 at the most. The guy has the 52” rails that go along with it but I still think $125.00 is about what it’s worth from the photos I have seen on CL.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#13 posted 10-06-2010 08:16 PM

The fence is well used but it was in a lot better shape then it looked like in the Craigslist photos. The tape is worn and needs replaced and it needs a new wooden or plastic fence side. Other then that the fence and rails are in very good condition.

It is a 42” fence with a 7’ rail and it came off of a Jet table saw. I was able to make a deal with the guy and drove away with it for $147.00.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#14 posted 10-06-2010 08:51 PM

Good score Abbott. What are you doing with the old one?

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#15 posted 10-06-2010 08:55 PM

I haven’t put any thought into what I will do with the old fence and rails.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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