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Forum topic by rnickelson posted 01-12-2011 07:41 PM 1906 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2011 07:41 PM

This is my first post after joining Lumberjocks. I stumbled onto the site while doing a Google search for after market fences for Crafstman table saws. I found Sammies blog on the Delta T2 fence and ordered me one.

Thanks to information I found on this site I turned my old tired Crafstman saw into a fine tuned tool. The beauty of this is for $150.00 I made the old saw as reliable as a $2,000 Delta.

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 07:48 PM

Sounds like a winner. When are you coming to do mine? Post some pics, please. Welcome to LJ.

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 07:53 PM

Nice job, welcome to the best an most addictive site on the planet.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 08:06 PM

Thanks for the welcome, wish I had found the site earlier. I’m building a bench for the side porch, it’s a modification of the Garden Chair Norm Abrams built. It sure makes working on the saw easier with a descent fence.

The fence install was pretty easy, took about 2 hours and was well worth the effort. I’ll post some pictures when it’s a little warmer, when it’s -7 wind chill my little heater doesn’t knock off the chill.

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 08:14 PM

Glad you posted. The T2 seems to be a lot of fence for $150.

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

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 08:32 PM

I could not believe I could get a good fence for that price. I’ve used a Delta Contractor saw with a Biesmeyer fence and this one is just as good for a fraction of the price. I had to shop around to find that price, I saw them for as high as $200.

To answer Charlies question, no I haven’t tried the twist link belt. I looked at them at a woodworking show in Dallas but had already spent my budget at that time. I’ve given them thought over time, just haven’t pulled the trigger.

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 03:29 AM

I bought one for this rehab project:

I’m nearly done collecting all the bits and pieces to start the rehab. All I’m really missing at this point are a couple of replacement handwheels!

Y’all take care

-- Chris

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 09:29 PM

What vintage is your saw? The hand wheels don’t look that bad, if it were mine I would clean them up and take them a plating shop.

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#8 posted 01-29-2011 02:11 AM

The problem with the wheels is the front one is original the side one isn’t. And I’ve only got one of the lock knobs. I haven’t quite decided what to do about the handwheels. The holes are a bit odd as there is a flat on the end of the shafts that the wheels embrace.

This is what it looks like

As best I can tell this is a late 50’s saw. I’ve got a Craftsman contractor’s saw that I got from my Grandfather, but I picked this thing up for $20 last year. It’s significantly more robust than my contractor’s saw.


-- Chris

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