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Forum topic by AKKevinT posted 02-13-2018 08:17 AM 322 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AKKevinT

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02-13-2018 08:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw delta re saw

Hello,

I recently purchased a Delta 14” Bandsaw Model 28-262 in nearly brand new condition (pictured below). I plan to add a fence system to it for all the usual reasons. After looking at the various fence options I am leaning toward purchasing the the Grizzly Tools model #H7587. It seems to be a beefy setup.

Is there anyone on this forum that has a Delta 14” saw and uses this fence system who can share their findings regarding this combination for resewing and general woodworking.

Thank you for any responses and input viewers care to share.
AKKevinT.


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 02-13-2018 08:37 AM

The Platinum edition saw (1999) came with a fence… did you ask the seller if they still had it?
Can’t help with the Grizzly fence… My Delta’s all have homemade fences on them ;)

Cheers,
Brad

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

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JoshNZ

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#2 posted 02-13-2018 09:58 AM

I didn’t know these add-on fences existed, I’ve been wondering what to do for my bandsaw for years, cool!

Does it clamp on both ends of the table when you lock it? Let me know how it goes if you get one please!

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 02-13-2018 11:47 AM

I put the Kreg fence on mine alonog with the single point fence accessory and it worked really well.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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PeteStaehling

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#4 posted 02-13-2018 12:21 PM

If you can find one at a decent price the original Delta fence was nice for general sawing and resawing of pieces that are not too thick. I like mine.

That said for thicker resawing I made a wooden one.

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AKKevinT

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#5 posted 02-13-2018 07:07 PM

Thank you folks for the replies received so far they have been much appreciated.

Brad, I am the third owner of the saw. I am sad to say I believe the fence disappeared in the exchange between owner #1 and owner #2. Bummer. I am considering building a fence and it sounds like your happy with yours. Would you be willing to post an image or two of your band saw’s fence to this posting?

Fred, Kreg Tools are generally well made and I have considered their fence system. I like their price better than Grizzly’s. Have you noticed anything with the Kreg fence that you do not like?

Pete, I agree with you and I have been looking for the Delta fence (model #28-855) that was intended for this saw but they are far and few between. The old Delta fences are often fetching $200 or more which is out of my budget because I am also planning to install a 6” riser kit also.

Best Regards,
AKKevinT.

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Fthis

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#6 posted 02-13-2018 07:54 PM

A good magnetic fence will make you happy. A bandsaw isn’t a table saw and the fence doesn’t have to be such a precise piece. It just needs to stay put.

Save yourself some money and aggravation. Fence systems for bandsaws are hyped and overly priced.

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#7 posted 02-14-2018 12:47 AM

I started out with one quick release magnetic base for my shop made fence and later found another mag base one at a restore so I changed it to a two magnetic bases and I really like it. It was quick to make, works great, stays put and was about $5 all total.

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#8 posted 02-14-2018 08:53 AM

Brad, I am the third owner of the saw. I am sad to say I believe the fence disappeared in the exchange between owner #1 and owner #2. Bummer. I am considering building a fence and it sounds like your happy with yours. Would you be willing to post an image or two of your band saw s fence to this posting?
- AKKevinT

LOL – believe me, they ain’t nothing to look at, but they do work… and just made with stuff I had laying around. A bandsaw fence doesn’t need to be super precise or fancy. Heck, I’ve used a 2×4 clamped to the table before ;-o

Cheers,
Brad

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

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AKKevinT

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#9 posted 02-16-2018 02:09 AM

Thank you to everyone who shared their time by responding.

I am a little surprised there were no response from someone with a Grizzly fence on a Delta Band Saw. I guess it could be how the post is labeled in the description foeld.

Brad, I like your fence pretty or not it looks efficient and able to get the job done. Thanks you posting it. Hope I am able to stumble across those mag block switches priced as low as you did! Of course after living 35 years in Interior Alaska nothing comes cheaply! LOL

Looks like I am back to the drawing board on which way to go. Since I am mired down at work in a project leaving me no spare time I guess there is no hurry for another few weeks.

Best regards to all,
AKKevinT.

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#10 posted 02-16-2018 02:22 AM

Grizzly is ok. I had to grind the screw heads down so the stock didn’t drag. Don’t know if it’s holes or the bandsaws holes were off. It’s ok.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 02-16-2018 02:48 AM

Brad, I like your fence pretty or not it looks efficient and able to get the job done. Thanks you posting it.
- AKKevinT

That wasn’t mine :)

Here is one I made using an old crappy fence off a $80 Ohio Forge bench top table saw that died decades ago. I kept the table top, miter gauge and fence ‘just in case’, and trashed the rest. Rails were left over from when I upgraded the table on my RAS due to the recall. They shipped new table mounting rails, so I just re-purposed the old ones (note the RAS table adjustment thumbscrews on the far ends :) Not shown in this picture, but I have since made a suitable handle for the fence out of some recycled milk jugs:

If I need it taller, I have a thing I made out of laminated plywood (kitchen cabinet material that I scrounged from a construction site dumpster) that fits over it for additional height. Not fancy, but it works great.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#12 posted 02-16-2018 03:02 PM

I made a fence for my 12” craftsman, for my 14” Jet I bought and installed a Kreg fence. They both work well. I have used nothing more than a board and clamp also. Just about anything will work for a fence on a band saw. The main criteria it needs to be vertical and stay in once place when clamped.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#13 posted 02-16-2018 04:31 PM

There are a bunch of examples of DIY bandsaw fences on YouTube.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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