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Forum topic by Bearpaw posted 02-22-2013 07:27 PM 2124 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bearpaw

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02-22-2013 07:27 PM

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I was given the fence from a Ryobi BT 3100 10” table saw.Has any one ever adapted this fence to a Sears 10” table saw. If so, what were the problems?

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 10:31 PM

Sears actually has a version of the BT3100….model 21829, and most of the parts are interchangeable with the Ryobi model. A full size Sears 10” saw is 27” deep….the BT is shorter so you’ll need to take that into account.

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 12:57 AM

Hey there bear,

I actually just got an old King saw and had the crappy round rail fence. But, I also have a bt3100 with the rail extensions. So what I did was create a new fence out of very hard oak. The dimensions are:

7/8” of net free opening on the handle side and 1 1/8” on the back rail hook. I just made it 7/8” and used a small chisel to snugly fit the back side.

It is also 1 1/4” of net free height from top to bottom.

I also made the rails about 4” tall, but that turned out to be a bit much. That’s ok because it gave me an opportunity to use my jointer plane to flatten them.

I basically cut two 3/4” strips of wood 7/8” wide for the top and bottom. Then, 4” tall faces for the fence.

I then used the swiss cheese angle stock (can’t remember what it’s called right now) of 1 1/2” to drop the rails down. 5/16” bolt are a perfect fit for almost all cast iron table tops. The aftermarket cast iron router table i have is a bit bigger, but that gives my the ability to adjust a little. I elongated some of the holes to allow the fence to go down even further so that they would clear the miter channel.

Works 300% better than the round rails and cost me all of 0 dollars.

If you like the idea, I can send you detailed pics of it to help you out.

Have fun!

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 04:51 AM

Pictures would help. I am about to put the fence in the scrape metal pile. Thanks.

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