Super easy Delta T2 --> Cman 113 install

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Forum topic by savan posted 11-27-2013 03:42 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2013 03:42 PM

I’m wondering if I’m lucky or if others have had this experience.

I loose fit my T2 fence on my cman 113 last night. I was expecting it to be MUCH more work by the tutorials I’ve seen/read.

-I used one existing hole in the front angle iron and the left hole in the TS top.
-I braced and leveled the far end of it w/ a piece of scrap
-I did the same w/ the rear AI
-I turned the height adjustments screws out so I had about 1/16 clearance to the tube

I found that the fence now had about 1/8 clearance from the table. So, now all i have to do is drill the other hole in the front of the table using the existing rail hole location.

Same for the rear rail. The only booger is that the nylon adjustment screw is higher than the table top but that’s easily fixed.

What about zeroing the the tape you ask? Well, i just pulled that tape right off. When I get everything tightened down I’ll just use some spray adhesive and stick it back on right where the fence is actually zeroed.

I should only need to make a minor adjustment to the viewing window.

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 03:53 PM

Well I hope you didn’t just jinx yourself by saying how easy it was before you finished doing it.

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 03:55 PM

I have everything mocked up and dryfit on the saw right now. The only reason I didn’t drill the holes last night was it was late an it’s a basement shop


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#3 posted 11-27-2013 04:21 PM

Yep, mine was basically that easy. I did the conversion 2+ years ago. The table saw has been much more accurate and enjoyable to use since.
My only complaint is that the lever doesn’t have as much positive lock like other higher end fences. It still locks good but not like a biesmyer, saw stop, or Laguna type fences.
Enjoy the upgrade

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 04:29 PM

I agree. it feels much more like a clamp than a positive lock-

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 04:36 PM

I followed the tutorials, and had the fence installed in under two hours (IIRC). I’m not sure how much easier it could’ve been….short of being a direct bolt-on.
When its finished, let us know how it turned out. The T2 seems to have re-emerged in the marketplace, so I imagine this thread will get a lot of views. Always good to read of another way to skin a cat.

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