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Forum topic by hobby21 posted 02-08-2014 05:10 PM 817 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hobby21

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02-08-2014 05:10 PM

OK, I’m new to this sight and still trying to figure some of it out so I hope I’m in the correct place. I have a question about a new fence for a 1957 34-600 delta 9 inch contractor table saw. I inherited the saw from my father so it has more sentimental than monetary value. I just went thru the saw and trued everything up but the fence is not cooperating. My question is will a delta t2 or a shop fox fence mount to this saw. Most modern saws have a 27 inch deep table, this one is only 22 inches. I have read posts on other sights that say yes, and spoken to a delta rep who said no. Now I have come to the experts for the real answers, hope you can help.

Thanks Bob

-- Bob


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 02-08-2014 05:56 PM

Maybe but I don’t think so.

The available cast iron at the edges will be quite a bit narrower than a 10 inch and larger saw.

All this really means is that you may not have the space to drill, let alone get a nut and washer on the bolt

You might also need to drill new holes in the new rail at a higher level than the factory holes

Enjoy! JB

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#2 posted 02-08-2014 11:34 PM

Thanks Cabmaker, I thought that might be a problem but I was hoping. I thought it might be possible after reading this off the Rockler site.

I was a little cautious about the Vega fence system but I have since put any fears to rest. I have an old Delta contractor saw that only has a 22.25” table not the standard 27” and that was my concern. I was able to modify the fence to fit my table without any trouble. So any of you out there with this same dilema – have no fear this fence is for you. I am overjoyed at the performance of the fence and have since built a melamine table extension to match the 52” rails. Contrary to other comments about the instructions – I had no problems with them. If you read them first, then you shouldn’t have an issue. Also, the tape was easily repositioned with the use of a heat gun and a razor. I heated the 52” end in case I encountered an issue and used a razor to catch the edge and carefully lifted the tape as I heated it. The glue globbed a bit but with the heat it was easy to melt it again when I repositioned the tape. BTW, don’t forget to clean the rail with mineral spirits prior to the procedure.With that said, I must agree with the comments regarding craftsmanship. There is overspray and edges need to be filed to prevent accidental injury. The drilled holes were never cleaned and there are metal shavings present. It is profoundly evident that production rather than quality control was given priority. All in all, I would buy this product again and more importantly, I would recommend it to my friends. Hope this helps. Be Safe

I don’t want to spend that kind of money only to find out it wont work. Thanks again Bob

-- Bob

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hobby21

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#3 posted 02-08-2014 11:36 PM

Thanks Cabmaker, I thought that might be a problem but I was hoping. I thought it might be possible after reading this off the Rockler site.

I was a little cautious about the Vega fence system but I have since put any fears to rest. I have an old Delta contractor saw that only has a 22.25” table not the standard 27” and that was my concern. I was able to modify the fence to fit my table without any trouble. So any of you out there with this same dilema – have no fear this fence is for you. I am overjoyed at the performance of the fence and have since built a melamine table extension to match the 52” rails. Contrary to other comments about the instructions – I had no problems with them. If you read them first, then you shouldn’t have an issue. Also, the tape was easily repositioned with the use of a heat gun and a razor. I heated the 52” end in case I encountered an issue and used a razor to catch the edge and carefully lifted the tape as I heated it. The glue globbed a bit but with the heat it was easy to melt it again when I repositioned the tape. BTW, don’t forget to clean the rail with mineral spirits prior to the procedure.With that said, I must agree with the comments regarding craftsmanship. There is overspray and edges need to be filed to prevent accidental injury. The drilled holes were never cleaned and there are metal shavings present. It is profoundly evident that production rather than quality control was given priority. All in all, I would buy this product again and more importantly, I would recommend it to my friends. Hope this helps. Be Safe

I don’t want to spend that kind of money only to find out it wont work. Thanks again Bob

-- Bob

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