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07-28-2011 01:12 PM

I have a craftsman table saw fence that is near impossible to adjust and keep square. Any ideas?

-- jg


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#1 posted 07-28-2011 03:38 PM

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#2 posted 07-28-2011 04:26 PM

Replace with a Biesemeyer or similar T-square type fence

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#3 posted 07-28-2011 06:10 PM

That’s sort of like saying, “I have a Ford, what tires should I get?”. Any chance of narrowing down the field a little with a model #, description of type, and/or a pic? Craftsman has a lot of different models of saws out there.

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#4 posted 07-28-2011 09:55 PM

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 07:22 AM

The TS is a model #137.218250

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#6 posted 07-29-2011 09:47 AM

just get an aftermarket one and slap it on there. My old craftsman is such a pleasure to use since I did it, wish I had done to 20 years ago, but then I don’t use it that much, but I am using it more and more now ;-))

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#7 posted 07-29-2011 10:57 AM

Most aftermarket fences are made for full size cast iron or granite top saws that are 27” deep. Unfortunately, the 137.218250 is a small benchtop saw (with a legstand) ...I think you’ll have a tough time fitting an a new fence to this saw. You may be better off picking up a decent used full size saw in the $100-$150 range, and sell the current one for whatever you can get…you’ll have a nicer saw that you can at least add any of the current aftermarket fences if it doesn’t already have a good fence.

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