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Forum topic by racielrod posted 11-20-2017 06:59 PM 178 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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racielrod

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11-20-2017 06:59 PM

Hi there,

I finally got my Rockwell Model 10 (34-410) running during the weekend.
After aligning the blade (brand new Irwin Marples 50T) to the miter slot I made my first cut on a 1” maple board.
Unless I check and re-check the fence is perfectly aligned with the blade I’m getting burn marks on the cuts -expected. I’m going to try to fine-tune (as much as possible) the original jet lock fence, but it looks like this is going to be a challenge based on what I have read.
I wasn’t really looking to update the fence, but I can see how this is going to get old soon.

Looking at options for upgrading the fence it seems that Delta T3, Vega and Biesemeyer are the top options; ordered by price ascending.
I have also read good things about the VerySuperCool fence and not so much about the Unifence.

So, if you were looking for upgrading the original fence w/o breaking the bank, would the Delta T3 sold at Lowes (~$200) top on your list or not?
I really like the Vega fences, but I’m not sure what are the differences between their Utility or Pro versions.

Any comments or pointers will be greatly appreciated here.

Thanks!
R. Rod.


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 11-20-2017 08:21 PM

Unless your rails are bent or the fence head is worn out, the Jet lock fence will lock down square every time if you have it adjusted properly (it is a t-square type fence btw). The key is to have the front lock engage first, which will align the fence to perpendicular, then the rear lock will engage after that locking it in place.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 11-20-2017 09:10 PM

Thanks Mr. Unix,

I’m just getting started so upgrading the fence was not my top priority.
Thanks for the link, I’m going to research more and see if I can make this fence work before I try a more expensive route then.

Thanks again,
R. Rod

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