|Forum topic by Sparks8286||posted 04-28-2014 08:28 PM||1076 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-28-2014 08:28 PM
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.