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Forum topic by jaydubya posted 01-20-2012 04:22 AM 1201 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2012 04:22 AM

..... Fence LOL. I won a 52 inch sawstop rip fence on Ebay for 113.50. Came with the fence itself in perfect condition with laminated ply faces, the front rail (both pieces of the front rail probably weigh 70 pounds together), the rear rail, as well as an extension table with legs. Seems to be very well built using heavy parts. I cant imagine that a 500 dollar biese is any higher quality. now just to adapt it to my craftsman saw. Id get pics, but its about 9 degrees in my shop. Drove 3.5 hours round trip to pick it up and used about 50 dollars in fuel. 163.50 total investment…..


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#1 posted 01-20-2012 04:25 AM

It will be like putting a Cadillac emblem on a Pinto : ) Congratulations !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 04:51 AM

Congrats

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 05:13 AM

LOL dusty. Ill definitely say the fence will probably stay here when the saw gets upgraded

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 05:28 AM

Freezing your butt off is no excuse for not posting pictures. Man up ! LOL !

I’ve heard great things about that fence. Hope it’s dead-nuts flat, and provides you with years and years of accurate cuts.

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 07:44 AM

Now heres the question. Drill the new holes in the saw or the rail

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 02:10 AM

Probably be easiest to clamp the fence in place and use the existing fence holes if there is solid metal behind them on the saw.
Chances are good that someone would knock on your door for a used SS fence system before they would an old Craftsman saw : )

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 02:35 AM

I think im gonna drill the saw. And dusty, its not a very old saw LOL.

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 02:43 AM

It’s still a Craftsman though ….LOL…..if it was an Oldie , then I would have second thoughts !

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 05:43 AM

Any thoughts on whether to drill and tap the holes in the saw table or drill through and use a nut on the backside? According to the directions for the fence, sawstop taps their holes

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#10 posted 01-27-2012 04:25 AM

I would say it all depends on the thickness of your Craftsman table top , and how good you are at drilling and tapping. I don’t know if your fence framework has elongated holes in case things don’t line up 100%. : )

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#11 posted 01-27-2012 05:09 AM

Actually the fence holes are tapered so the holes will have to be pretty well perfect. Ive never tapped anything in my life. i figure if I screw up the tap I can just drill the hole a little bigger and back the bolt up with a nut

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