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Forum topic by Dan658 posted 01-31-2015 06:52 AM 1870 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2015 06:52 AM

Anyone ever use one? This one is the KRF-J30 and there is another that is the KRF-i30 which looks identical with the exception of the handle. The i30 is also over $100 more, but I’m not sure why. I think King is a Canadian company. However, it appears as though this fence is floating around the US under different brand names and appears to be identical to the one Grizzly offers on some of their saws.

It’s a lower end aftermarket fence starting at around $250 (with the i-30 being around $380) and I’m just looking for something to replace the crap on my R4512. I don’t expect the King to be a Biesemeyer, I just would like a fence with a relatively easy adjustment and one that will stay square. Basically, I just want it to be better than the R4512 fence….. Anyone have any insight on these fences?


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#1 posted 01-31-2015 11:52 AM

I haven’t used this fence, but I find King Canada’s stuff to be a bit hit-and-miss. I’ve used a sliding miter saw of theirs that was really bad. I have a small 6-inch jointer and dust collector from them that work fine. I was really disappointed with a mobile base that I got from them. For a fence I would want to try it out before buying one from King.
General (another Canadian company featuring made-in-Asia tools) has much better quality, but at higher prices. Their T-fence system is currently on sale at $335 in Canada (and they say it’s actually made in Canada). Might be worth a peak.

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#2 posted 01-31-2015 12:37 PM

It looks like there’s a difference in the dimensions of the tubing between the two King fences shown…possibly a difference in the gauge as well. It’s likely similar to the former Biese home shop version vs commercial duty arrangement….the “i” version has wider tubing. I’d hazard a guess that the “i” designation stands for industrial.

Grizzly/Shop Fox offers what looks to be the same fence as the KRFJ30 on their G0715P/W1824, and the KRFi30/i50 on their G0690/G0691 & W1819/W1820…all very popular saws, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find reviews of those saws with comments on the fences. The “i” is also available on the former Laguna Platinum, Baleigh 3hp cabinet saw, Harvey, Craftex CX200/201, Oliver, King KC-26FX. and other nearly identical saws to the G0690.

It’s worth noting that King Canada and King Industrial are associated, but different lines within the King umbrella, with the Industrial being the more ruggedly built of the two lines.


Do you have access to a Delta T2 or T3? Those run around $200 in the US, are a fairly popular bargain fence.

The General T-fence is as close to the old Biesemeyer fence as any clone you’ll find, as they once manufactured it for Bill Biesemeyer. $335 seems like a deal compared to $380 for the “i”.

The Vega fence is another I’d look at if available to you.

The Shop Fox W1410 is on sale through Grizzly for ~ $150….sturdy dual locking fence with the downside that it needs to slide off at the end of the rails for removal.

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#3 posted 01-31-2015 05:47 PM



General (another Canadian company featuring made-in-Asia tools) has much better quality, but at higher prices. Their T-fence system is currently on sale at $335 in Canada (and they say it s actually made in Canada). Might be worth a peak.

- jdh122

Thank you. Is there a specific site selling for that price? It is definitely something to consider.


Do you have access to a Delta T2 or T3? Those run around $200 in the US, are a fairly popular bargain fence.

The General T-fence is as close to the old Biesemeyer fence as any clone you ll find, as they once manufactured it for Bill Biesemeyer. $335 seems like a deal compared to $380 for the “i”.

The Vega fence is another I d look at if available to you.

- knotscott

Great info. Thank you very much. Unfortunately, it seems that in Canada we don’t have access to the same variety of machines and accessories as those in the US with the exception of a few Shop Fox offerings on Amazon.ca. I’m sure there are a few companies that would ship to Canada, but after the cost of shipping due to size, potential Customs gouging and the state of the Canadian dollar ($1cad=$.79usd), it might not be such a good plan. I’ll investigate it though.

Thanks again. You’ve given me a few things to consider.

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#4 posted 01-31-2015 06:00 PM

General, like King, sell through a network of dealers rather than directly through their website. All dealers have to honour the current sale. The flyer: http://www.general.ca/promo/Flyer-promo-wood_ENG.pdf

The General dealer for Victoria seems to be:
KMS Tools & Equipment Ltd.
1652 Island Highway

On Vancouver Island there is also Felder Machinery Import (Nanaimo).

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#5 posted 01-31-2015 06:15 PM



General, like King, sell through a network of dealers rather than directly through their website. All dealers have to honour the current sale. The flyer: http://www.general.ca/promo/Flyer-promo-wood_ENG.pdf

The General dealer for Victoria seems to be:
KMS Tools & Equipment Ltd.
1652 Island Highway

On Vancouver Island there is also Felder Machinery Import (Nanaimo).

- jdh122

KMS is 5 minutes down the road from me. I had no idea they had to honour General’s pricing. Good to know!

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#6 posted 01-31-2015 06:22 PM

I have that one on my Grizzly and like it, however, it does slip when it is locked down. I think it is me thought and have not set the fence properly.

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