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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 03-07-2008 07:54 PM 861 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2008 07:54 PM

Hi! I am looking for a fence for my ‘King Canada’ 10” table saw. These units are the same as many other rebranded 1.5 hp units like Delta/Rockwell, Jet, etc. This saw has a 27” cast iron top, and currently has 1.25”d steel tubes on which the fence rests. The fence is about 33” overall, and has a cam lever lock. I’d like to find a gently used or maybe a new takeoff from a saw that was upgraded. Mine is just worn out, and I cannot get it to remain square anymore. I might consider an aftermarket fence like vega or Biesmeyer, too. Got one to sell?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 03-07-2008 08:05 PM

You can get a relativly cheap Delta T2 fence from Lowes. I think that are about $150.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-07-2008 08:12 PM

Thanks, Gary! I know about the Lowes T2 offering, but there are no Lowes in Canada except Toronto, and they won’t ship. Amazon is out of stock for months, and other sources are $200+ shipping. There is one in Grand Forks, ND but I’ll get dinged for duty for bringing it across the border, grrr. Thanks for your concern, though!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 03-07-2008 08:52 PM

Sorry, I thought you said that you live in Maine, but I see that you used to live there.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-08-2008 12:42 AM

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#5 posted 03-08-2008 01:19 AM

If the sticker shock isn’t a problem I would look at the Incra Fence.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 03-08-2008 02:06 AM

I’m on instant notification on eBay, but thanks, tenontim! Precisely the kind of fence I need is often listed there, However… All the good deals only ship within the USA. Too many sellers got burned by Canadian buyers who, once they saw UPS broker charges, simply walked away, leaving the sellers holding the bag. It’s tough getting anything of any size or value across the border, unless you hand out money like lollipops. Gary, yes I did live in Maine, but now live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. About as much culture shock as an old woodworker can take! Chris, I’ve made micro-metric things before, and may indeed create a micro-adjustible fence with toggle clamps and ball bushings… if all else fails. Thanks, everyone for your great suggestions!
Something will turn up sooner or later.
Has anyone ever made a rip fence with acme lead screws ahead and behind the table to locate the fence? Possibly with digital controls? That would be so cool, and probably fairly easy for someone with CNC knowledge to create. Maybe even motorized so that you aren’t turning the chain-driven leadscrews by a handwheel.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 03-08-2008 03:18 AM

Also, I just found this review by RickH: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/151

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 03-08-2008 12:36 PM

I wish I could help, but I can’t. Good luck.

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#9 posted 03-08-2008 02:20 PM

I searched around for this earlier post

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Hutch/blog/2740

i thought it was an outstanding idea but I’m not in the market for a fence.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#10 posted 03-14-2008 10:46 PM

The T2 fence is a great deal for $150.00. It’s rock solid and requires very little attention. People say that the Bies is better…...........it might be, but its not more solid. The rails that it comes with are as rugged as you will find.

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#11 posted 03-15-2008 02:55 AM

THANK YOU Sawdust and Hutch!!
I did the research and found a source for extruded aluminum profiles, on eBay.ca and ordered some reclaimed pieces to construct an all-aluminum fence. Turned out to be a very good idea, and now my brain is flooding with other fixtures and things that I can make with this very versatile material. I’ll be fabricating my own bearing/brake for my fence, and the possibilities for other applications are endless. I recall now, some engineering devices I’ve worked with that used this same exact material, but it was Hutch’s story that made it possible for me to solve my fence problem, and Sawdust for sharing the story with us. You guys are great!!
I’ll post some pix once the materials arrive!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 04-08-2008 03:50 AM

Try MULE at mulecab.com. Made in Canada. I have it on a older saw and am very happy with it.

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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