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Forum topic by usnret posted 08-22-2012 03:09 AM 2525 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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usnret

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08-22-2012 03:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw unifence

I purchased a used Unifence for $100 its in pretty good shape. The problem is how do I install it. It is a really old model because it says “Rockwell Unifence”. The main head of the fence only has 2 adjustment screws that are for adjusting the fence parallel to the blade. The rail is the old style with the closed back with 4 holes drillied in it for mounting. Any help is appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-22-2012 02:16 PM

I’d try doing a google search on an instruction manual

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 02:23 PM

Try googling for pictures of this fenc and saw. Sometimes in lieu of instructios a picture can give a direction.

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 08:44 PM

If I am correct bolt the rail to the front of the saw and put the fence on that’s it.

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 09:00 PM

You bolt the rail to the front of the table with bolts and nuts. The bolts go through the fence first, tape measure side against the table, align the bolts with the holes in the table edge and install the washers and nuts. Snug the bolts down but not tight. Install the rip fence and ensure the fence guide travels smooth. If it travels smooth tighten the rail hardware. Install the rip fence and check fence face for 90 deg to the table if not adjust leveling adjusters on top of fence guide until square. Adjust fence for square to miter slot by adjusting adjuster on front of the fence guide until fence is plum to slot. A dial indicator and an incinometer helps with setting this fence up but can be done with a good square and feller gauges. Before you begin all this ensure the table is square to the saw blade otherwise all of this is pointless.

If the holes in the fence don’t match up to the table, you can re-drill the rail to match up to your saws table existing holes, just make sure they are at the correct height along the fence.

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#5 posted 08-22-2012 10:25 PM

What the coastie said, but if you’re still having trouble with this, send me a PM with your mailing address, and I’ll get you some written instructions.

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usnret

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#6 posted 08-24-2012 04:55 AM

I mounted it on my old CRaftsman TS(from the 60’s). I just drilled out the mounting holes for the factory fence a little bigger and it lined up with the holes in the fence rail. Now I just have to make a table for it since it is a 52” fence. The installed tape didnt line up properly, it was off by a little over an inch so I will just buy a new stick on tape from Rockler and install it. Will post pics when get it fully installed with table.

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 08:47 PM

I just posted a pdf copy on http://vintagemachinery.org/ under Delta Manufacturing Company publications. The file is named “Delta Unifence Instruction Manual”. I hope this helps.

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