Shop Fox W1720 Aluma-Classic Fence Question

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Forum topic by tengallonhat posted 10-17-2013 05:39 PM 2314 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2013 05:39 PM

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I recently bought a G1023RL cabinet saw. It is all great so far, except I really don’t like the magnified cursor on the fence. It’s too hard to accurately read. I can vary the accuracy by a whole lot just based on how I tilt my head. In looking at the parts list for the W1720 – it looks like it has a flat cursor. I am thinking I could swap this one in if it is in fact flat. Has anyone done this or can anyone confirm the cursor is flat on the Aluma-Lite?

It’s interesting because the Shop Fox fence that I have on Grizzly’s website also shows a flat cursor – even though the parts list says it’s magnified.

Did they change this part out for a flat cursor and just not update the parts list?

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#1 posted 10-17-2013 08:02 PM

Grizzly got back to me in a hurry. The magnified cursor can be replaced with the one for the G0690! I’m ordering one right now.

Thank you for your email dated October 17, 2013,

We appreciate your question concerning the fence cursor. We only have the magnified version of the scale cursor. However, the window on the fence from the G0690 is non magnified and would work on the shop fox fence. We have this cursor in stock. I have provided the part number and cost below:

P0690505 Fence scale window $7.50

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 08:31 PM

I bought a used 1023SL earlier this year and also didn’t like the magnified cursor. I bought a replacement part from Al Little, AskWoodman on YouTube, that he uses on his t-square fences. It sits right on the rail and is much more accurate! You will be glad you changed!

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#3 posted 10-17-2013 08:52 PM

Maybe just the way I’ve been doing it all along, but I use the cursor as a rough guide only. I ALWAYS check with my accurate ruler.
Good to know about the alternate cursor. Thanks.


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#4 posted 10-17-2013 08:58 PM

Yeah – checking it with an accurate ruler is what I like to do as well. But with this cursor there is no point in having a scale. I end up having to just set (not check) the fence with the ruler. I am easily off by an 1/8 or more using the cursor depending what angle I am reading from, so it would be easier to just measure with the ruler (which I’m doing now).

With a good cursor it seems like it should be reasonable to get really close or hit your mark with the cursor alone then verify with a ruler.

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