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Forum topic by hankster posted 10-21-2011 06:34 PM 2466 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hankster

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10-21-2011 06:34 PM

Just purchased a Craftsman table saw Model 221240. Saw is new but missing the Biesemeyer fence guide and rails. Can anyone tell me what fences and rails will work. Already have an older saw and may sell the new one.Thanks, Charles


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#1 posted 10-21-2011 07:36 PM

Hi Charles – The 22124 “zipcode saw” was made by Steel City/Orion and had a pretty good following from 2005 until around 2009 when it was discontinued in favor of an updated 22116 with a riving knife. Just about any of the standard aftermarket fences can be made to fit. The stock fence was a Biesemeyer Commercial fence. There are several decent clones of that fence available under different names…Jet Xacta II, Powermatic Accu Fence, HTC, Shop Fox Classic, General T-fence, Steel City Industrial fence to name a few….the rails and fences on most of these are literally interchangeable. There are also some scaled down lighter duty versions such as the Delta T2, Jet ProShop, and Shop Fox Aluma Classic that are a bit less expensive and should also work fine.

Good luck…please follow up with some pics when you’re up and running!

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 08:34 PM

If you just bought it, wouldn’t the missing parts be something that they need to get for you?

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 03:20 AM

If you shop at Sears; then you know you sometime find misc. items. They only had one and was sold as is.

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 03:50 AM

Did you check Sears parts?

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 10:36 PM

Lotsa luck. I’m not a Sears fan by any means now. The old stuff was great, but I have questions about the newer items. Go to the store and ask a question. It is my experience that all you’ll get is a blank stare. Far cry from when the Craftsman brand was thought of as a quality product. I do have some old C’man stuff in the shop.
Anybody have diverse views? I’ll certainly welcome a rebutal. ( Just in case any of you are shy ).
Bill

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 11:04 PM

Bill – I’ve owned several older Emerson made Craftsman contractor saws, and the newer Craftsman 22124 hybrid mady be Steel City/Orion. IMO, the older Emerson saws aren’t even close to the level overall performance of the 22124. The older stuff was undoubtedly well made, and they’re capable of good cuts, but suffered from design drawbacks that the Steel City saws mainly solved…from cabinet mounted trunnions, to an inboard motor, to the serpentine belts, to a Biesemeyer fence, etc. None of that relieves Sears of their current poor training or business practices, but the 22124 saw itself is a very nice tool.

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 05:48 PM

On Ebay, there is a Biesemeyer Model 0812———7ft. Tube and rail—851/2” long-3”wide and 2”tall. Steel rails 85”long x 3”x 2 1/2” and 81” long x 2” x2”. Will this work on the table saw? Thanks

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