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Forum topic by Sparks8286 posted 04-28-2014 08:28 PM 1041 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2014 08:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question resource

I’ll start by saying I am VERY new to anything that could be considered woodworking…..as in a couple months. So feel free to call me an idiot if I say something stupid. I do it all the time. Trust me, I’m used to it. :) I’m a tradesman (electrician, hence the name) and I like to tinker and build things, but I’ve never been able to have a shop where I can really do stuff…...until now!

I have a friend who is about to retire and he’s giving me his old JPS-10. Only problem is it needs a new fence and rails. It’s the JPS-10, not JPS-10TS. I don’t know if there’s any real difference other than age, but that’s what’s on the saw. It’s stock #708429 (if that helps) and it was build in August of 1989. I’ve called JET and Bobby recommended the ProShop fence (708482) with either the 30” or 52” rails. Other than the whopping price tag from JET they look good and the reviews are pretty good too.

My question is this:

Is there a better/equal alternative to the factory fence system and how do I know if an aftermarket fence system will fit and work good on this saw? I’ve read about Beisemeyer fence systems and although they look great, it seems very high-end compared to the saw so I don’t see the sense in forking out for something like that. The Delta T2 fence was recommended a lot for people with Craftsman saws, but would it work on the old JET? I’d like something with longer rails so I can have extra capacity, but I also want to use the open space between the rails to add a router table in the not too distant future. Any advice and suggestions is helpful and appreciated.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.


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#1 posted 04-28-2014 09:29 PM

For clarity, it’d be really helpful if you could post a pic of your saw. I’m guessing that it’s like of those shown below, but without knowing for sure, fence recommendations will also be guesses. With that said, if the saw is a full size contractor saw with an outboard motor hanging out the back (27” deep), most aftermarket fences can be made to fit. The Proshop fence is a good choice and should be a direct bolt on, but I’m sure it’s pushing $400 through Jet. The Delta T2 is a great bang for the buck…often < $200 if you can find one ($205 shipped via Amazon Tool Barn or Tools-plus). The Vega fence system is also excellent starting ~ $260 shipped. Another decent lower cost option is the original Shop Fox fence (not the SF Classic) @ ~ $215 shipped. Some drilling might be required, but cast iron drills fairly well.

Does your saw look like one of these?

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 11:16 PM

It’s very similar to the second picture. Unfortunately, I don’t have the saw yet and I only got a quick glance at it this afternoon, but I didn’t have enough time to take any worthwhile pictures. As soon as I can get some I’ll post them. I think 27” might be a little more than the width of the saw. I only took a quick look-over, but one thing I noticed was that the insert didn’t have the rounded part on the back side of the blade. It just stopped right there at the end of the table about an inch or so back from the blade slot. The motor is not hanging out the back which makes me think it’s a compact jobsite style saw. Either way it’s a free saw so if I decide not to keep it I can sell it to help pay for the cost of something else.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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#3 posted 04-28-2014 11:29 PM

If it’s direct drive, it’s probably not worth the cost of a new aftermarket fence IMHO. Maybe a good used fence will pop up.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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