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Forum topic by jbt308 posted 07-25-2014 01:28 AM 565 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jbt308

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07-25-2014 01:28 AM

Hi All,

I’ve got a Craftsman 22114 which comes with a pseudo-Biesemeyer T-style fence, I’m not saying it’s a Biesemeyer, but the mechanism looks similar. I get good enough results with it.

Fence

My question is, is upgrading to the Delta T2 worthwhile? What advantage will I gain other than using a box style steel rail in place of the proprietary aluminum one that comes standard? It also looks like I’d be able to extend the rails further to the right.

Thanks for any advice!


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timbertailor

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#1 posted 07-25-2014 01:35 AM

I think the better question is, do you need it?

The only way to really know what kind of performance you are getting from your existing table saw is to go through all the calibration and testing steps.

It is easy to do and really gives one confidence once you get in the habit of doing it before every project.

I suggest the following two tools to really dial your TS in.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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jbt308

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#2 posted 07-25-2014 02:39 AM

Thanks Brad, I’ll look into those.

And I think you brought up the crux of my question. I’ve adjusted my saw using a homemade piece of wood and screw to make sure it’s square to the blade, and it is. I get good rip cuts, so I really have no complaints.

Which leads me to, as you stated, do I need to upgrade something that is working, for the sake of upgrading because that’s what seems to be the natural path? Am I going to get more utility out of the new fence which makes the upgrade worth it?

Thanks again for the reply and help

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toolie

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 12:17 PM

do I need to upgrade something that is working, for the sake of upgrading because that’s what seems to be the natural path?

no

Am I going to get more utility out of the new fence which makes the upgrade worth it?

no.

i have two 113 type emerson built TSs, one a c-man, the other a ridgid 2412. the ridgid has an OEM fence similar to yours, the c-man has a t2. both are dialed in to +/-.001 ” blade to miter slot and fence alignment. both balance nickels. there is NO difference in functionality or performance between the two saws. and if your fence is mounted like my saws are, it could be slid to the right for added capacity, provided you don’t mind losing the functionality of the tapes on the rail. i always measure my cuts with the same tape i use in measuring project pieces, so rails tapes are irrelevant to me.

just my humble opinion.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 02:02 PM

If you are getting good rip cuts with the existing fence. Keep it. The reason for upgrading fences on the 113 C-man saws was the fence could not be locked down and kept moving out of square when in use.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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