How to best attach an auxiliary fence to Delta 36-650?

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Forum topic by Jenine posted 10-31-2013 04:04 PM 1790 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-31-2013 04:04 PM

I need to add an auxiliary fence to the fence that came with my Delta 36-650 contractor saw. The fence I have (which, is a Delta) is NOT the fence shown in my manual. My manual states that I should attach auxiliary fences using the screw holes in the face of my fence. There are no screw holes in the face of my fence. There are, however, two bolts in the top. There is t-track on the face. So, do I drill holes into my fence? Use the bolts on top? Settle for a saddle style? What would be your thoughts on attaching an auxiliary fence to this one? (I also need to add wood to the top of this fence for adding board buddies…so I guess if you have thoughts on that, I would love to know!)

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#1 posted 10-31-2013 04:32 PM

Why not make a taller doubled fence that slips over the top of the existing fence and fits snug against both sides of same. That way you do not need to bolt it in place. And if you make the top span of this fence adjustable, then you can keep it snug. Two pieces for the taller fence(at least twice as tall as original) and two pieces the exact width of your existing fence (then slightly trim for a snug fit).

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 04:38 PM

I use these to clamp an aux fence to my TS fence. Easy on, easy off. Seems they were on sale when I bought them.

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#3 posted 11-01-2013 01:40 AM

the channel in the face of the fence will probably accommodate 1/4 – 20 hex head bolts, drill holes in fence face material that align with the channel and us bolts that are just shorter than the thickness of the face material.

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#4 posted 11-01-2013 02:01 AM

+1 to mikes idea.
You can also pickup t track bolts and make a recessed hole in the sacraficial fence for the nut to rest

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#5 posted 11-01-2013 04:54 AM

+2 to Mike and + 1 to Toolie, I might try that one out as well :) All great ideas. I think I was just hesitant to drill through the fence :) Tomorrow I will get to work on this! Thanks, guys! I will try to meld some of the ideas and post pictures.

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