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Forum topic by Nezzerscape posted 07-08-2017 07:02 PM 369 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nezzerscape

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07-08-2017 07:02 PM

My old used TS (delta contractor Model ?) just died. I just bought a delta 36-725 (it should be here in a week or 2). Now I purchased a Accusquare fence 1050 some time back for I wanted the needed the extra capacity. Well I never got around to mounting it (work life kept getting in the way).

Now I plan on building a proper setup (with what I have – not buy a new fence). I have two questions:

1) How does it compare with the stock one on the delta 36-725?
2) Does the back hold down provide ANY support other that raising the back off the table?

My concerns is that I will build wings, etc for the Accusquare and not be happy with it. Or build a out-feed table/ledge that does/does not accommodate the back rail when I should have build it the other way.

Ideally I want to build a U-shaped torsion box top that wraps around the TS.

Nez


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#1 posted 07-08-2017 08:49 PM

I personally wouldn’t want an Accufence because you have to crank a knob to tighten it. The fence on the Delta is a light duty and cheaper made version of a Biesemeyer, the biggest downside I’ve read about is the split rail. Out of those 2 choices, I would choose the Delta just for ease of use. But really I would prefer a true Biesemeyer or find a used Unifence which in my opinion is the strongest and most versatile t-square saw fence ever built at the consumer level.

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#2 posted 07-09-2017 02:01 PM

I’ve had the Accufence almost 15 years. I love it.

My four-foot shop-built table is on the right. I adjust it with shop-built turnbuckle-type supports – threaded rod inside electrical conduit kept in position with washers and nuts. The fence rails keep everything in place perfectly.

You are right – the rear rail prevents an outfeed table that is attached to the rear of the saw. So I built mine as a separate unit that folds up. I keep it out of the way when I don’t need it. Its top is in line with the bottom of the mitre slots. My TS is on a movable base so absolute precision – a 4 mm drop isn’t sinificant on long rips.

Howard

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#3 posted 07-09-2017 03:06 PM

Did you buy an “Accufence” or the Mule Cab “Accusquare”? They are two very difference designs.

The Accufence is a good heavy duty welded steel Biese copy made by HTC, and is the stock fence on several PM saws. It’d be a nice upgrade from the Delta fence IMO, and almost all lower end stock fences.

The Mule Cab Accusquare is lighter duty, is aluminum, and needs to be rolled all the way off the fence to remove it. The Mule does have some nice accessories that mount to the t-slots, but overall I prefer the steel t-square fences. The T3 is in a similar price range as the Accusquare.

The T3 is a bit beefier than the Accusquare, is stiffer, easier to use, but doesn’t have the T-slots. The stock fence on the Delta is very similar other than it has the two-piece front rail. The hook on the back is there to prevent lifting, not to hold the back of the fence tight.



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#4 posted 07-10-2017 03:23 PM

Knotscott,
Sorry…Mule Cab “Accusquare”

HowardInToronto,
Do you use the rear rail? Any concerns with not using it?

All,
Not looking to buy any fence. Only looking for thoughts between the two I have (or will have as soon as if gets delivered).

Thank you,
Nez

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