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02-16-2015 07:10 PM

I am not sure what fence I should upgrade to for my Craftsman 152.221140 10 inch saw. I would like to have the 52 inch length but which model. Anyone have an idea.


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#1 posted 02-19-2015 02:05 AM

the 52” what model? Theres Unifence if you can find one and all the Biesemeyer copies and there are many now. I just bought the Vega Pro 50” TTR fence setup, its made 100% in Decatur, IL. USA, haven’t even taken it out of the box yet. The Biesemeyer fence, I had years ago on the same saw as I have now and it was pretty much bullet proof for everyday use, which I did use it then at my cabinet shop. I thought the Vega is plenty good for my use now, although I’m sure there are those that use them in production shops too. They are right around 300.00 for the pro 50”, less for the utility line fences. I root for the Vega

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 02:16 AM

If you have 5-600$ I say go with the bies. Less than that, vega.

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 05:12 AM

Really like my Vega.

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#4 posted 02-19-2015 05:18 AM

If you don’t absolutely have to ‘have it now’.. keep an eye out for a used machine that has already been upgraded. If you are patient, you will run across them cheaper than you could buy the fence for new. Then you can either put it on your existing machine and sell the other one to recover most of your money, or keep the newly purchased saw as is and sell your existing one… again, recovering most of your money. I’ve done just that several times and actually made money while and getting better machines in the process. It can be like someone paying you to upgrade :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 02-19-2015 06:08 AM

How about the shop fox fence. The Vega sounds good. The Bies I saw on Amazon for over $500.

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#6 posted 02-19-2015 06:59 AM

Delta T2

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#7 posted 02-19-2015 07:05 AM

I just installed a Shop Fox Biesemeyer clone I bought from Grizzley, on my 25 year-old Craftsman 113. I love it. Very solid. If you look at online reviews, I think all the fences mentioned will make you happy.

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#8 posted 02-19-2015 12:22 PM

I have a craftsman as well and went with the vega (albeit the 40 inch). I can speak to its accuracy and ease of use. Installation was simple as well

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#9 posted 02-20-2015 04:21 AM

Delta T-2. Got it last year and it was easy to install and works well.

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#10 posted 02-20-2015 04:19 PM

I put a Shop Fox fence on my Craftsman 113 and love it. My only complaint is having to get used to looking through the magnifying lens to set the fence to the desired measurement.

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#11 posted 02-22-2015 01:52 AM

I ended up installing my Vega fence today, it was real straight forward and was surprised how rigid it is hanging just on the two aluminum rail supports in the front of the saw. The only complaint I have with the product is there is to many sharp burrs left where the drilled and machined, even chips in side the fence it self, you have to open the front up to put the allen head screws in. Other than that its sturdy and glides down the rails just as smooth as my Biesemeyer did, but this stays on the rail with the machined T. I’ll need to put a extension table on and a something on the aluminum face of the fence. I’m believe the Vega fence is a good value for the price. [URL=http://s494.photobucket.com/user/saltyguy52/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150221163721zpsrzwn3nef.jpg.html][IMG]http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr302/saltyguy52/Mobile%20Uploads/20150221_163721_zpsrzwn3nef.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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#12 posted 02-22-2015 01:59 AM

Shop Fox here too. Great fence and reasonable.
Bill

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#13 posted 02-23-2015 02:43 AM

Looks like I can’t go wrong with any of these fences. Just what my budjet will allow. Amazon seems to have good prices. Grizzly has the fox. The Delta t2 is kinda hard to find I see the Delta t30 how is this one different?

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#14 posted 05-04-2015 09:40 PM

I finally ordered my fence.I considered every fence that was suggested. I was going to stay in the 350 to 400 range. One day I wanted this one the next day that one. Then I wanted the hole saw. Looking online at Home Depot I came across the Bies T-2 with 50 inch rip for 479 dollers. So I ordered it from online from HD. I though I can,t go wrong with this one. So waiting for it to come. Thanks Todd

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