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Forum topic by interpim posted 02-26-2009 05:19 AM 997 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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interpim

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02-26-2009 05:19 AM

So… i’ve decided I want to get more out of my contracter’s TS and was thinking of building extensions and a wider table/working area around it. With that, I would also like to get a new fence for it.

What fence would you guys recommend for my Craftsman, and how hard/easy is it to install… if you know of any online tutorial etc. it would be appreciated.

This is the saw I have

-- San Diego, CA


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GaryK

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 05:23 AM

Here’s a blog for a Delta T2 fence:

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Jamie/blog/2817

You can get one at Lowes for about $150.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-26-2009 05:29 AM

There is a fellow on here who made his own out of extruded aluminum.

I’d do a search on LJ as it was really neat, and reasonably priced.

If you follow Gary’s link you will get to it.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 02-26-2009 06:29 AM

That doesn’t look like a standard top (27” deep).

I’m going to guess aluminum top with universal motor, probably only 19” or so in depth. That is not going to take an aftermarket fence.

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#4 posted 02-26-2009 06:47 AM

Yeah, thats not a Contractor’s saw, it’s a benchtop saw, or at best a jobsite saw. No after market fences for those that I know of.

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interpim

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#5 posted 02-26-2009 04:39 PM

Thanks for the hint Sawdust2 I guess I’ll have to come up with something on my own.

-- San Diego, CA

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#6 posted 02-26-2009 05:13 PM

I think you’d be better off looking for a different saw, like a used Contractor’s saw, then build a fence if it needs it. Last fall I got lucky and picked up a used, American made, Delta/Rockwell Contractor’s saw with a Unifence for a song. There are deals out there, but you have to have some patience and know what your looking for.

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Steve Maskery

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#7 posted 02-26-2009 06:00 PM

There was an article in an old FWW (#95 IIRC – I looked it up quite recently) about making your own from standard-section steel and a toggle clamp. I made it up and it served me well for years until I upgraded my saw. It’s a 3-point locking mechanism and requires a square-section rail, which it looks as if you have.
Cheers
Steve

-- The Complete Tablesaw - http://www.workshopessentials.com

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