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Forum topic by CodeDaddy posted 11-15-2017 05:33 PM 231 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CodeDaddy

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11-15-2017 05:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 36-725 unifence fence delta tablesaw

Hello everyone!

I’m new to this forum.

Has anybody adapted an old Delta Unifence to the newer Delta 36-725 saw? Is it difficult? Is this a bad idea?

I have the old Delta saw with the Unifence. The saw was ruined from sitting in a pole barn for 12 years. I’m getting back into woodworking since I now have a basement that I can create a workshop in. So I just bought the 36-725 and haven’t assembled it yet. The Unifence is still in good shape except for the stick-on ruler which I could replace. When I was using it, I had a love-hate relationship with the Unifence. So I’m not sure if I even want to use it any more.

The split rail of the ‘725 fence kinda bugs me. They just did that for packaging I think. The Unifence is a nice solid long one-piece rail; that’s what I like about it.

Is the old Unifence a better fence than the one that comes on the 36-725? Or should I just ditch the old saw and the Unifence with it?


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#1 posted 11-15-2017 06:27 PM


......Is the old Unifence a better fence than the one that comes on the 36-725? Or should I just ditch the old saw and the Unifence with it?

- CodeDaddy

yes, it is. try fitting the unifence to the new saw.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 11-15-2017 06:27 PM

I’ve no issues with my stock fence. Use the alignment tool that comes with it.. and the rails fit together perfectly. If that still bugs you, I know some owners have replaced the rails will one piece of angle iron.

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#3 posted 11-15-2017 08:04 PM

You can pretty much mount just about any fence on any saw if you don’t have a problem drilling holes.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 11-16-2017 02:22 AM

I’d do it in a heart beat. The uni fence IMHO is the best and most vertical there is.

Pick the position you want it on you new saw and drill matching the holes in you fence.

If you know the model # of your fence you still download installs instruction off the internet.

Example https://www.manualslib.com/manual/37651/Delta-Unifence-36-902.html

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#5 posted 11-16-2017 02:33 AM

The only issue I have with the new Biesemeyer fence is the facing. It’s not perfectly flat. It bulges somewhat where the fasteners mount it to the square steel stock. I’ll be changing mine to UHMW poly strips. The Unifence in my opinion would be an upgrade over the Biesemeyer though.

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