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02-13-2014 06:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dw744 table saw fence

I’ve got a Dewalt DW744XRS table saw, and I really like it.

If any of you have this model, or a Dewalt model with a similar fence, my question is … have you made any improvements to the standard fence that you’d care to share? I’ll take upgrades to this particular fence or outright replacement products. Photos of what you’ve got/done would be great!

My problem/challenge: The standard fence is made of a thin aluminum that, I’m afraid, won’t take well to having holes drilled in it in order to attach a sacrificial face or any attachments. C clamps and G clamps tend to always be in the way. I saw a post in a different forum from a person who epoxied a larger face to the fence. (Uh, thanks, but I’ll pass on that tip.)

Thanks in advance!

New guy to the forum,
Drandel


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#1 posted 02-13-2014 11:49 AM

Welcome to LJ, Drandel

I can’t see why two little 1/4” holes would weaken it that much.
That’s all you really need for a sacrificial fence, right? haven’t seen anything after market or custom.

I think this is one of the best fence designs out there.

Mine is older and has the scissor jack stand without wheels which works surprisingly well. The saw is so light and not too big so it’s easy to carry. The new stand looks more compact than the big Bosch stand.

btw – I use thin kerf red Diablo blades. they work great.

nice saw.

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