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Richard

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248 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

I have a chance to get one of these that is an Older Model (Like Me ) that I had used years ago and actually liked it a lot except for the Fence. You had to make sure you checked both ends of the fence all most all the time.
So my question is how much trouble is it to replace the fence with a better one and is it really worth it?
There are a couple of them available on Craigs List in the area for anywhere from $75 to $200 1 to 2 hp


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#1 posted 248 days ago

I just put a vega fence onto my craftsman. Took all of about 20 to 25 minutes. It’s definitely worth it. I would say go for it if you like the saw

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 248 days ago

I guess I can’t speak much to how difficult it is to replace a fence only to say I had added two different after market fences to two different saws I have had. The first one I added a Mule cabinetmaker fence to an old Craftsman contractor saw I had. It was a very easy install and a great fence. Well worth investment. Because of it I kept the saw for many years. Latter in life I upgraded to a unisaw type, a Steelcity saw and after having it for several years, I upgraded the fence to an Incra positioner fence. It was also an easy install. The fence itself has been much more difficult for me to adjust to, I love it but you have to think differently to use it. Still well worth the investment in my opinion.

IMHO most after market fences are much better than what comes on most OEM saws.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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