I wanted to upgrade the fence on my old Sears Craftsman 10” table saw.
I would buy a new saw but don’t have the money or room for a really good one.
I read a lot of positive reviews about people who upgraded to the Delta fence so I decided to get it based on that.
If it wasn’t for the web site I found that explains in detail how to fit it to a Sears saw I don’t think I could have figured it out or even wanted to attempt it myself. So after spending a good day of tedious work lining up it to my saw and drilling holes through thick steel I finally got the front and back rails mounted. When I put the fence on for the final adjustments I found the fence was way out of square with the miter slot in my table saw. No amounting of adjusting the two screws would even get it close. Checking with a square its pretty obvious that fence was welded crooked onto the bracket that slides on the guide tube so it looks like I will have to be sending it back.
Also the locking handle for the fence only goes down about 45 degrees, my understanding is it is supposed to go down all the way to the vertical position. The surfaces that the fence slides has some sort of glossy slick paint on it but is anything but smooth, it has a lot of ripples in it. Now I am regretting buying this fence and think I should have spent the extra money for the Vega 40 which comes predrilled for Craftsman saws, boy would that have saved me a lot of trouble. Unfortunately now that I have already drilled the rails I doubt that they will take it back.
-- Joel, Encinitas, CA