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Forum topic by jaydad17 posted 03-02-2009 01:34 AM 3164 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2009 01:34 AM

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Hi there. I recently bought a second hand craftsman table saw model #113.298761. The stock rip fence leaves a lot to be desired in my book. I have heard that the Delta T2 fence will fit this saw. If so what kind of mods are required? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 03-02-2009 01:48 AM

Here is a blog posted by Jamie that describes his successful installation of the T2 fence.

I have Craftsman saw (315.228310) and put the T2 on it without drilling the cast iron top. But I had to drill out the stamped aluminum extensions to get it to fit since the holes did not line up. But the problem I ran into was that, once installed, the fence sat proud of my saw table (about 3/8”, if I remember). There simply isn’t enough material to drill out the wings to lower the fence so, if I wanted it to be flush with the saw top, I would have had to drill new mounting holes in the T2 fence or drill out the wings and install angle bracket to give enough metal to lower the fence. Drilling out the fence of the T2 would have meant that it could not be returned, as I did since I did not want to use it sitting this far above the saw table. I could have mounted a plywood face to the fence to solve this problem but I didn’t because I could not see buying a new fence and then having to “manufacture” a solution to get it to work.

If you do a search for the T2 fence there are several references to installation of this fence on Craftsman saws. But, if I remember right, all involved drilling new mounting holes in the fence rails to fit the existing holes in the Craftsman saw.

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#2 posted 03-02-2009 02:12 AM

I’ve been very pleased with the Vega fence on my old Craftsman:

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#3 posted 03-02-2009 02:17 AM

thank you very much for the input! What kind of mods were required?

-- Jay NE Tennessee

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#4 posted 03-02-2009 07:34 AM

I have that same tablesaw and it still runs although I retired it a year ago. What I did to get the fence straight was to rip some 3/4” quarter sawn white oak, joint and plane the sides, put poly on it and then attach it to the fence. Worked for me.
I have a uncle who had the same tablesaw and he installed a Biesenmeyer fence on it. I helped him install it and it went on ok… he just had to drill 2 holes I think… I remember he had to drill some holes… I think it was 2 and I’m pretty sure they were on the tablesaw.
Sorry, I know this isn’t much help.

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#5 posted 03-02-2009 11:16 PM

I have an old craftsman contractor saw and the T2 fence works like a dream on it! I did have to drill some new holes, but it wasn’t a big deal to me compared to having to endure the worthless stock fence on there.

As for the fence sitting high off the table it hasn’t been an issue for me unless I have to cut 1/4” or thinner stock, which I don’t do very often. When I do I just put a subfence on there and it’s all good.

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