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Forum topic by doninvegas posted 09-10-2011 10:17 PM 1539 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doninvegas

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09-10-2011 10:17 PM

I have a Delta 14” band saw. I got the Woodhaven band saw fence mainly for the circle cutting jig. The fence bolted right on and it’s a decent fence. When I started to get into some resawing this fence is limited and difficult to adjust for drift. So the question is, what’s a good resaw fence system that will fit my Delta saw?

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#1 posted 09-11-2011 03:05 AM

There are two styles to resaw fences. One is a pole or bend of metal the attaches onto the regular bandsaw fence, and the other is just a bigger tall fence. Folks that do a lot of resawing tend to like the latter design.

Of course price will play the biggest role. Theres a lot of good things to be said about something like the Driftmaster Fence, but that one is about 400 dollars. On the other hand the Kreg fence gets pretty consistently great reviews and its almost 1/4 of the cost.

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 03:42 AM

Take a look at the magfence. I purchased one several months ago and love it. It’s easy to adjust for drift and pops off in a snap. No bolts, no fuss.

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#3 posted 09-11-2011 04:52 AM

I have the Kreg one after messing up my Grizzly stock one. The Kreg one that has 4 bolts up front that are easy to adjust…http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=11304&filter=kreg. It has a high T-track fence. I really like it. Also, there is a great design plan for one in an older Fine Woodworking I believe that is very adjustable, although I can’t remember the issue off the top of my head. If I find it I’ll let you know.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#4 posted 09-11-2011 05:36 AM

I made one with a double feather board that cuts very straight.

This is the first cut freehand before I made the featherboard.

And this is with the complete setup.

Try a homemade one before you spend a lot of money.

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#5 posted 09-12-2011 07:12 PM

I found a free plan similar to the FWW one I was looking for….

http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/shop/archive/2009/10/26/bandsaw-fence.aspx

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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