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mangorockfish

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06-13-2017 11:52 PM

New guy here with a fence question. I inherited a 113 series Craftsman ts from my dad with the original fence, which is a nightmare with having to measure every time I cut. I also have a 315 series a friend gave me which is like new and has the Align-a-Rip fence on it which is good, but after using the 113 I still measure each time I move it. Just habit I guess. I’m wanting to replace the fence on the 113 and am considering the Align-a-Rip 24/24 for it. The question is, would this be a good move or should I save my money and put it toward a better fence system. My first choice is the Incra followed by the Vega Pro50. Thanks for your feedback.


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#1 posted 06-14-2017 01:50 AM

Incra

And don’t look back!

M

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#2 posted 06-14-2017 02:07 AM

Incra is terrific but it takes up a lot of space
to the right of the blade.

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#3 posted 06-14-2017 02:46 AM

I have had an Inca on my tablesaw for years. It originally was on my Jet contractor saw and now sits on my C-man zip code saw. I love the accuracy and repeatability; but as mentioned, it consumes a lot of space. In my first shop, which was 12×16. I had to be very creative on how cuts were made. My current shop, well I am spoiled and blessed. it’s 25×30 so no more dancing with the tablesaw. If you have the room, buy a incra, if not, a beismeyer or vega would be great alternatives

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#4 posted 06-14-2017 03:34 AM

Align a rip sucks.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 06-14-2017 03:36 AM

Buy a Unifence if you can find one, Delta doesn’t make them anymore but they should.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 03:44 AM


Incra is terrific but it takes up a lot of space
to the right of the blade.

- Loren

With my shop setup if I used the Incra fence I’d have to cut a hole in my outside wall.
My personal preference (for what I do) would be the uni-fence. I like being able to pull the way back when ripping. There no need having all the fence sicking all the way out there beyond the saw blade.

This is where SawStop screwed up. SawStop should put uni-fences on their saw.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#7 posted 06-14-2017 07:47 AM

Take a look at the ShopFox aluma fence.I put one on my Delta and it works great,very accurite and easy to install.

www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Shop+Fox+W1716+Aluma+Classic+Fence

www.grizzly.com/products/Aluma-Classic-Fence-Standard/W1716

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mangorockfish

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#8 posted 06-14-2017 01:47 PM



Align a rip sucks.

- TheFridge


I was afraid someone would say that. lol. I would look at it and think, “I can make this work, I can make this work, but it didn’t work like I wanted it to. As of NOW, the Vega Pro 50 is the one I’m really thinking about.

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#9 posted 06-14-2017 01:51 PM

I have the 28” Vega fence they made for Powermatic saws back in the 90’s. It’s rock solid. I doubt I’ll ever own another fence, if anything I’d buy the longer bars for more capacity.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 06-14-2017 03:11 PM

Wasn’t someone selling one on here recently?


Buy a Unifence if you can find one, Delta doesn t make them anymore but they should.

- Rick M


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#11 posted 06-14-2017 03:23 PM

To me, a $400-500+ fence doesn’t make sense to put on that saw. I replaced the old jet lock fence that came on my delta with a new delta T3 fence system a few months back. It’s a great fence and only cost $200. I like it better than the older vega I use at work. It’s smooth and locks down straight. You would have to modify it to fit (new holes), but it wouldn’t be difficult. I agree with the unifence if you can find one too though.

-- Grayson - South Carolina

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mangorockfish

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#12 posted 06-15-2017 02:19 AM

I found the Vega Pro 50 on Amazon for $280. That’s the one I’m going for in a couple of weeks if all goes well/

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#13 posted 06-15-2017 02:08 PM

I have had the Vega Pro 50 for years and love it. As stated it is rock solid and has the micro adjuster built into the fence!

You should be happy with your purchase.

Carl

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#14 posted 06-15-2017 06:36 PM

I put that Delta T-30 on my old 113. Seems to be decent quality, granted I haven’t gotten to use it much since.

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#15 posted 06-15-2017 09:29 PM



To me, a $400-500+ fence doesn t make sense to put on that saw. ...

I couldn’t agree more. The Delta T3 is about the best bang for the buck going in a new fence, and seems prudent for that saw. If you can score a deal on a good used fence, that’d make sense too.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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