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Forum topic by silverdog posted 02-10-2011 09:31 AM 4486 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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silverdog

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02-10-2011 09:31 AM

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hi iam new to wood working and ill try to made this as breif as possible, i bought this table saw through craigslist and think i got a pretty good deal. crafsman 10” table saw , lefthand cast iron router table atachment and a 2hp crafsman fixed base and plunge router for $175. everything is in pretty much new condition. i allready know that the router table is not very good but i bought this for the saw and router. my question is the fence, (align-a-rip) its 1/8 out from front to back and i cant figure out how to adjust it. if there is none what is a good fence. like i said iam new to woodworking and not sure what to do. thanks in advance for your help.


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#1 posted 02-10-2011 02:20 PM

Silverdog, I had a Craftsman saw with a fence that is on yours. It is arguably the weakest part of the saw in that the fence does not move smoothly and the back tends to drag. Here is a picture of the saw:

Just in front of the miter gauge is the “fine adjusting tool” that I would use to get the front and rear of the fence in alignment with the blade, which could take up to 5 minutes of tapping on the front and rear to adjust the blade to fence distances. Attaching an auxillary fence shimmed to correct for the bow helped me get the fence somewhat parallel.

As far as replacement fences go Delta's T2 has gotten some pretty good reviews from members.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 04:26 PM

I have the same saw and after a year or so I changed the fence to the Delta T2, it was a night and day difference. I think its the best bang for the buck fence to get it. I was on the fence(get it), about getting rid of my saw, but after i changed the fence I dont think i have to for a while, or ever I am very happy with my saw now.

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 04:35 PM

oh and btw you got a way better deal on yours than I got on mine.

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#4 posted 02-11-2011 01:34 AM

cool, thanks for the replies. all check out the t2. mpatrick how did you hookup a dust collection system to your saw? iam on my way out to the shop now to take some pics. hopfully i can figure out how to post them.

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mpatrick

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#5 posted 02-11-2011 02:43 AM

In a word, crudely. I just made a plate out of 1/4 ply , traced out a generic jointer dust hood fitting, and cut of the hole, epoxied the the hood to the ply, then sandwiched the ply between the base and the saw. I also made cover for the back of the saw, I do have to take it off to make bevel cuts, so i used rare earth magnets to attach it. I am planning on redoing it sometime, but i keep on finding more fun stuff to do instead.

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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