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Forum topic by lieutenantdan posted 03-14-2012 10:02 PM 1292 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2012 10:02 PM

Can someone tell me if this “new” 30” biesmeyer fence is worth $200?? I may buy it.

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 10:38 PM

I can tell you that the byesmeyer fence on my table saw is worth that much to me. I just googled and found the fifty inch model listed at $400.00
You don’t say what size it is, but if you are buying one, look at the web to see how much you would pay new. If you are selling it, well do the same, except look at what others are paying.

-- Mel,

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 10:40 PM

Better grab it !

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 11:49 PM

My 52 incher is worth that and more to me.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 02:53 AM

Definitely….it’s the gold standard of t-square style fences.

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 10:17 PM

Well, I picked up the Biesemeyer fence today. The main rail with the tape on it is roughly 74 inches in length. Does anyone know exactly what I bought? Thinking it is a 50” instead of a 30”. Gave the guy his $200 and got the heck out of there. It is NIB. Beautiful fence.

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 10:24 PM

DANG! I hate when I miss out on a deal I can really use!

Why aren’t these ever for sale near Phoenix? I’d gladly pay $200 for one. (Need it too)

Good score!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 08:54 PM

This is the one I missed out on…...the one in my message to you!

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 10:14 PM

Congratulations! This looks like the same fence that came with my Craftsman 22124. It is a super fence.

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#9 posted 03-17-2012 10:26 PM

It seems like a bargain to me.

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#10 posted 03-18-2012 12:12 AM

Oh I have a similar question. I just acquired an old unisaw with 52” unifence but recently saw a biesemeyer 52” fence on craigslist for 225. Was wondering if I should go ahead and grab it?

-- Joe Kwon

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#11 posted 03-18-2012 01:45 AM

Congrats, Dan. Nice score!

Joe, the Unifence is just as good as the Biese; they’re just different. Go with what fits you best. The Uni is much more adjustable (fence extrusion can be moved fore/aft and used in normal vertical position or flipped to low-profile position for cutting thin stock) but isn’t the greatest for using fence-mounted jigs/fixtures unless you buy a third-party fence extrusion. The Biese lacks the Uni’s adjustability but is a great platform for fixtures and sacrificial fences. If you do much work with the fence to the left of the blade, the Biese wins there as it’s ready to go right out of the box. With the Uni, you’d have to unmount the extrusion and remount it on the right side of the body.

In your shoes, I’d stick with the Unifence.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#12 posted 03-18-2012 05:16 AM

Great deal!!!

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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