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10-16-2014 06:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw kreg fence modify

I have noticed that it appears the Sears 14 inch BS does NOT come with a fence rail or a rip fence OR a miter gauge.

I looked into an after market Rip fence rail system and came across a KREG after market fence. A few of the one star reviews are from Sears 14” BS owners that say to make it work you have to drill holes in the front part of the Sear table and when you do one MUST remove the KREG fence to remove the blade, as it come out the front of the table.

I think this would work…

If one modified the KREG FENCE rail and drilled another hole on the left of the SAW BLADE access cut in the table, one could remove the blade without having to remove the KREG rail setup. Since the deepest re-saw blade I plan ti use will be 1 inch the offset spacer would be at least one inch thick!

SEE IMAGE

-- Rich


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#1 posted 10-16-2014 06:38 PM

The fence goes on the side of the table, not the front.

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#2 posted 10-16-2014 06:38 PM

The is a Rikon made bandsaw and the Rikon 13-900 fits.

http://www.sears.com/rikon-14inch-bandsaw-fence-13-900/p-00921073000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00921073000&kispla=00921073000P&kpid=00921073000&mktRedirect=y

There is also a Craftsman fence

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-14inch-bandsaw-fence/p-00946183000P

These fences have to be removed to change the blade and the Craftman bandsaw only takes up to a 3/4” blade.

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#3 posted 10-16-2014 06:42 PM



The is a Rikon made bandsaw and the Rikon 13-900 fits.

http://www.sears.com/rikon-14inch-bandsaw-fence-13-900/p-00921073000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00921073000&kispla=00921073000P&kpid=00921073000&mktRedirect=y

There is also a Craftsman fence

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-14inch-bandsaw-fence/p-00946183000P

It looks pretty much on the front of the table to me

- WhyMe


The fence goes on the side of the table, not the front.

- CessnaPilotBarry


-- Rich

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#4 posted 10-16-2014 06:44 PM



The is a Rikon made bandsaw and the Rikon 13-900 fits.

http://www.sears.com/rikon-14inch-bandsaw-fence-13-900/p-00921073000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00921073000&kispla=00921073000P&kpid=00921073000&mktRedirect=y

There is also a Craftsman fence

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-14inch-bandsaw-fence/p-00946183000P

So the SEAR RIKON does NOT require an RAIL system? It just grabs the back and front of the Sear BS Table?

- WhyMe


-- Rich

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#5 posted 10-16-2014 06:52 PM

The Rikon 13-900 fence come with a front and back rail.

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#6 posted 10-16-2014 06:59 PM

I’m referring to the side as where the fence rail is attached, and the front as to where the slot is cut in the table.

My Delta is mounted exactly like your photo. You sometimes to remove the fence from the rail when changing the blade or making deep cuts, you do not have to remove the rail itself to change the blade. The fence comes out of the track without tools, it’s not difficult or time consuming. Look at the blade slot’s location, then look at the fence rail… Your drawing is different. I slide the blade into the slot, rotate it so the teeth go in the proper direction, then pull the rest of the blade behind the back of the rail, THEN put it on the wheels.

Now, for the Sears and Rikon… Look here → http://www.sears.com/rikon-1-2-hp-14inch-deluxe-bandsaw-10/p-00921061000P

In this case, the fence rail stops at the blade slot to allow the blade to pass. The bolt locations on the Kreg won’t allow the rails to be that short.

The larger Sears and Rikons do require the fence rail to come off, but they are attached with thumb screws. Check out “Blade Changing” in the owner’s manuals on each saw’s page.

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#7 posted 10-16-2014 07:01 PM



The Rikon 13-900 fence come with a front and back rail.

- WhyMe

I cant seem to confirm that it comes with the rails… BUT Will take your words for it and I must assume there is a SLOT in the front rail to change the blades

-- Rich

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#8 posted 10-16-2014 07:05 PM

Here’s how it mounts. There is no slot. The rail removes to change blade. Wingnuts underside for removing. I bought the 13-900 from Sears and it came with everything shown. Bolts on no drilling required.

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#9 posted 10-16-2014 07:06 PM

BUT Will take your words for it and I must assume there is a SLOT in the front rail to change the blades

Follow the links, use the zoom feature on the photo, and look at the manual. No slot, short rail…

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#10 posted 10-16-2014 07:07 PM

This is how I put the Kreg fence on my Rikon. Removing the rail to change blades is no big deal.

-- Greg D.

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#11 posted 10-16-2014 07:07 PM

I see the RIKON will bolt right up. Thanke for all the help. One question though a lot of reviews say one should use the RESAW BAR to compensate for drift….....

After looking at some set up online using this BAR if appears one must feed the stock in FREE HAND using the bar as a PIVOT point.

IS this correct?

Seems to be a pretty INACCURATE was to resaw hardwood

-- Rich

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#12 posted 10-16-2014 07:16 PM

Drift adjustment, page 9: https://www.kregtool.com/webres/Files/kms7200%20%20band%20saw%20fence%20manual.pdf

I use the bar on mine when I don’t want to take the time to adjust for drift, like splitting panels for book matching.

If I’m doing a bunch of thin stock, I’ll adjust for drift. Remember, the drift setting changes with each blade change, and can also change as the blade loses sharpness on one side or the other in use.

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#13 posted 10-16-2014 07:18 PM



BUT Will take your words for it and I must assume there is a SLOT in the front rail to change the blades

Follow the links, use the zoom feature on the photo, and look at the manual. No slot, short rail…

- CessnaPilotBarry

The fence rail for the Craftsman bandsaw is not short. The fence and rail system you showed on the Rikon bandsaw comes with the Rikon deluxe model and does not fit the Craftsman bandsaw. The pictures I posted is the fence and rail that fits the Craftsman bandsaw and it has to be removed to change blades.

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#14 posted 10-16-2014 07:21 PM

I understand the difference now. Thanks!

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#15 posted 10-16-2014 07:34 PM

I contacted Rikon about the fence on the deluxe to see if would fit the Rikon 10-321 since it was the same saw as the Craftsman and was told no. And was told that the short fence wasn’t available as an accessory. The 13-900 was the fence they sell for the 10-321. I also have the Kreg fence but didn’t like it not connecting to the backside of the table and plus it’s a little fussier putting it back on and getting it straight when changing the blade than the Rikon fence.

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