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Forum topic by marsell posted 01-26-2011 09:08 AM 774 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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marsell

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01-26-2011 09:08 AM

I was handed down an older (circa mid 70’s) Craftsman table saw that works great aside from the atrocious fence. It wobbles, I have to measure with a tape, both the distance between the blade and the fence from the front and back of the blade and still when I twist the handle to lock it down the fence shifts.

So I have been searching for a new fence. I have seen where the Delta T2 can be retrofitted to the saw, but I don’t want to have to trust my mechanical ability on an expensive accessory, I just don’t trust myself to be perfectly precise. Which leads to my question. I have found a rip fence on Craigslist that I may be interested in. It is listed as a Grizzly 50 rip fence? I am pretty sure that the seller upgraded his fence and is selling the original fence. Will this fence fit on my saw without any alterations? If not are there any decent rip fences that will?


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#1 posted 01-26-2011 07:21 PM

You can get a new Delta T2 fence for about $150 on the internet. Then you can be happy again. I love mine. Rand

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 07:27 PM

I used to have an old craftsman ts and the fence did exactly the same thing. The motor finally went up in smoke one day and it gave me excuse to heave it to the curb and I went out and bought a new ridgid. been smilin ever since.

I know this don’t help you a bit but it felt good saying it. (brought back memories) :-))

Roger

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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