retrofitting delta T2-30

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by greenfinger posted 06-10-2014 02:36 AM 726 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View greenfinger's profile


5 posts in 2277 days

06-10-2014 02:36 AM

I have a Craftsman table saw that had a bad fence, after do some research found information on retrofitting a Delta T2 fence. I attempted this on Saturday, was successful with the front rail with little problems. The back is a little different, I noticed that there is some excessive play up and down on the rail and it doesn’t sit flush on the rail. There is little if any movement side to side. I was wonder if I have done something wrong or could someone possibly give me some direction in which way to go remedy this problem or is this normal. Thanks in advance for the help.

3 replies so far

View knotscott's profile


7146 posts in 2798 days

#1 posted 06-10-2014 09:16 AM

Check for burrs or debris preventing the rail from sitting flush, then be sure all the bolts are tightened up. Is it possible that the rear bolts are too long?

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

View hotbyte's profile


826 posts in 2398 days

#2 posted 06-10-2014 12:06 PM

The rear of fence should have a nylon bushing that just glides on top of the rear rail. There is a small metal clip that goes under the rail to keep the rear of fence from lifting when using a feather board or similar device that could cause an upward force on the fence. The rear of the fence will have some up & down play even when the front is securely locked in place.

View greenfinger's profile


5 posts in 2277 days

#3 posted 06-14-2014 03:31 AM

Thanks for the replies. @ hotbyte I will try to post a picture of the fence on the rear rail, if you let me know if what you see is normal. Appreciate the help.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics