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Forum topic by Bsmith posted 01-10-2013 06:30 PM 2207 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2013 06:30 PM

Anyone ever install a Delta T2 on a DeWalt 744 Table saw? I would like to beef up my fence system a bit from the OEM. Thanks ahead of time.

-- Bryan


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#1 posted 01-10-2013 06:36 PM

Bryan, I don’t own that saw, but I wouldn’t think there’s enough meat on the table to attach a large fence like the Delta T2.

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#2 posted 01-11-2013 02:09 AM

I agree with Brandon. Too much fence for the saw, unless you were to build a saw station around it.

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#3 posted 01-11-2013 06:24 PM

Yes, I do have a saw station. You can see it here I would like a larger saw, especially with a cast iron top. Watching CL for a steal but haven’t found it yet. Thanks for the advice.

-- Bryan

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#4 posted 01-11-2013 07:42 PM

On a related topic, has anyone ever upgraded the fence on a Makita 2708 tablesaw? I have had mine for years, but I wish I had a better fence.

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 12:21 AM

Based on my recent installation of a T2 on a Craftsman 113 saw, the table top needs to be at least 1-1/2” thick to accommodate the front rail, and even then, the holes are very close to the bottom of the table top. I don’t know if either the Dewalt 744 or the Makita 2708 are that thick.

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 12:26 AM

Forgive me if I’m wrong, but don’t those pop-up jobsite saws have aluminum tables? If so, I can’t imagine a T2 being a good choice.

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 01:02 AM

The only way I see this working is if you built a wooden rail across the front of the saw. You’d have to attach it to saw, then attach the fence rail to the wooden rail. I’m just thinking aloud here.

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 03:05 AM

I think you’d have to modify your TS station so you could mount the fence to the station and not the saw.

Possibly a more robust version of something like this:

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 08:33 PM

Years ago Rousseau made a fence for the Makita 2708. I have not searched for them, but that might the answer. Does anyone have any experience with the Rousseau add-on fence?

Thanks!

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#10 posted 01-12-2013 08:45 PM

I like how that saw station adds extra space in front of the blade, too. None of those job site saws provide that.

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#11 posted 01-13-2013 02:06 AM

it also brings up an interesting idea. if the leading edge of that saw station were thick enough, couldn’t a delta t2 be mounted to it and seriously augment it’s capacity and capability and still be able to use the adjustability and aligning operations of the t2?

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#12 posted 01-13-2013 04:04 AM

Thanks all. Yes, the table top is aluminum and not that thick. Knotscott looks like he’s got a good start on it. I’ll just keep using it like I have it until I come across a good find. Glad I didn’t invest any money so far.

-- Bryan

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