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Forum topic by David posted 04-27-2009 07:26 PM 854 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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David

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04-27-2009 07:26 PM

Hey folks

I recently purchase a Craftsman 12” professional table saw w/o fence or rails ….don’t ask! The table width is 30”. I’m looking for an aftermarket fence because the OEM is way too expensive from partsdirect. Even though a BC50 is advertised as a fence for a 27” table saw, I can see no reason why it would not work just as well on a 30” table?? Any rebuttals?

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#1 posted 04-27-2009 07:58 PM

Thanks CPB …that’s my take! I called Rocklers and was tolld that I needed a Vega because it was cappable of several different table widths ? I though …so is my BC30? I’m just trying to find out if I’m missing something!

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#2 posted 04-27-2009 08:09 PM

If you want to use the rear rail you might have to tap the fence bar, but other than that I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

I have a BC50 on a 35 1/2” deep top. I don’t have the rear rail, but don’t have any issues.

I tend to not listen to the woodworking store guys on any of my old/oddball tools. If it isn’t a powermatic 2000 or a sawstop the don’t know anything, and its pretty unlikely that they know much if it is.

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#3 posted 04-27-2009 10:09 PM

I though the rear rail on the Bies was like the T2 where the fence bar had a piece that hooked it to keep the fence from riding up if you use a top down feather board.

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#4 posted 04-27-2009 11:18 PM

I was actually just guessing based on the existence of the rear rail and how the Delta T2 works. Good to know I’m not really missing anything.

When i finish my table to fill in the gap I may need to pick up a piece of angle iron though.

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