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01-04-2015 12:28 AM

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I would like to upgrade my Grizzly G1019 14in. band saw fence. has anyone used the Kreg Jig fence? Or any other brands that might work? thanks

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#1 posted 01-04-2015 03:50 AM

I used the Fast track precursor to the Kreg. It wasn’t adjustable for drift and 90% and it tended to flex a bit with bigger boards. I shimmed it using pieces of a feeler gauge cut with tin snips. The Kreg is apparently adjustable so that’s a plus. I would recommend the Kreg as it is true to the original design and improved the adjustability. Oh, another problem with the Fast track is that the rail interfered with the miter bar bit I think Kreg fixed that.

I really like my fence on my grizzly g0513 especially for ripping. It is cast iron ( resaw attachment looks like extruded aluminum) although the knob lever is placed in a silly spot where I have to lift the board to access the lever. But it is rock solid even when I ripped through a 12’ 6×6. I am intrigued by the carter magnetic fence especially after watching the Snodgrass tutorial on YouTube but I’m not sure it would stay in place when ripping big boards. Tom

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#2 posted 01-04-2015 03:51 AM

Darned repeat posts. My bad.

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 04:42 AM

I’ve used the Kreg on a couple bandsaws and have been happy with it. It comes on and off similar to the Biesemeyer fence which is a plus. The aluminum extrusion used for the fence can slide forward and backward or lay flat for use when ripping thin stock (safer). It can be easily switched over for use on either the right or left side of the blade when tilting the table.

There is a little deflection but I haven’t noticed any negative effects from it. Adjustment for drift is unnecessary as a well-tuned bandsaw has no drift.

The only drawback I can think of is that the aluminum extrusion used for the fence is no longer than the table of a standard, 14” bandsaw which doesn’t provide a lot of support for ripping 8’ long boards.

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#4 posted 01-04-2015 04:58 AM

I have been using a 14” jet with the Jet fence.I have never been to happy with the fence(the lock down is accomplished with a piece of plastic) It took up a lot of room on the saw as well. I just purchased the Carter Mag fence and have used it today for some re-sawing.I am very pleased with it as of now. The magnets are very strong and with the flick of your wrist they are charged or turned off. I set the cut for 1/8 inch aligned the fence by eye and started re-sawing. Perfect cuts using a Woodslicer blade. The fence is the same size as my table and nothing hangs off the table on the back or the front,very clean set up.

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#5 posted 01-04-2015 05:08 AM

I had put the Kreg fence on my previous bandsaw, a Jet 14”. It worked very well. Easily adjustable, little or no deflection. It was a little finicky to get it setup correctly, but what aftermarket product isn’t. But once it was set, it just worked. I would recommend it.

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