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Forum topic by bondogaposis posted 01-26-2012 12:59 AM 5079 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bondogaposis

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01-26-2012 12:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

Thanks to all Lumberjocks who posted tips and information about adapting a Delta T2 fence to an old Craftsman contractor saw. I bought this saw new in the ‘80’s and have put up with the original fence until yesterday. What a difference it makes! Why did I wait so long? The installation went well primarily due to information gathered here as I read through a lot of

posts about this topic before I decided to get this fence and then install it. So thanks and here it is.

-- Bondo Gaposis


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#1 posted 01-26-2012 01:03 AM

Nice, Did you have to drill the table?

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 01:07 AM

Yes, I had to drill all of the holes as none of them lined up plus an extra hole that was a measurement mistake or a “practice hole” as I like to think of it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 06:33 AM

Good job!

Here’s a couple of suggestions.

1. Fill the gaps in the cast iron extensions with masonite or 1/4 inch plywood. Why? Cause if your finger gets caught between the stock you’re pushing through and one of the cast iron cross pieces, it hurts like crazy and bleeds!

2. Make an extension to the right cast extension to fill the gap between the fence rails. Why? To keep thin stock from slipping below the fence.

(Look at the 6th picture in this link to see what I’m talking about.)

http://lumberjocks.com/ajosephg/workshop

-- Joe

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 08:39 AM

Nice job…thanks for posting the followup!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 04:51 PM

ajosephg, thanks for the link that is a great idea, I’ll do it. I haven’t pinched my finger yet, but I hate how stuff falls through the wings.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 08:37 PM

counterpoint here. i got a set of webbed CI wings for my ridgid 2412 and i love them. lots of clamping area and no dust accumulation. i wouldn’t fill those voids for anything.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 08:21 PM

My dad and I just installed one of these on his Grizzley G1022z.. Its a great fence and I think its becoming the go-to for most TS fence replacements

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 01-31-2012 08:41 PM

I have to agree with ajosephg on filling the open grate wings. I have those on my Powermatic 63A. I’ve owned it since 1988. I got tired of catching my finger. Sometimes only 1 or twice a year but I got tire of it and it really hurts. So I filed out the mount holes to allow me to drop the wing down the thickness of a piece of laminate. Glue the laminate on the top with contact cement and trim. And it works fine. One downside, it does give you a non rust surface to place your coffee cup on. Due to the sawdust flying a round a travel style cup, with a top, was purchased.
The T-2 fence will work well, I know you can already tell a difference. I just purchased and installed a Biesemeyer 42” commercial fence on my Powermatic ( great buy the day after Christmas) . 8 holes had to be drilled.

Dave

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