|Forum topic by petergdenmark||posted 03-19-2015 12:23 PM||3269 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-19-2015 12:23 PM
I have an old Cabinet style table saw. A Wadkin AGS 10 which looks almost identical to the old Unisaws. It’s a pretty good saw, but it has issues. The table wings are not completely straight, and the fence is HORRIBLE. I mean – it might have been ok when it was new, with the round fence rails etc, but now it’s near impossible to get it to line up with the mitre slots, and the previous owner bendt the fence and guide rods somewhat.
I’ve been trying to get the materials to build a new T-square fence system myself (like in the Ak Woodman video on youtube), but we don’t have any metal outlets here, so i ordered the materials online, and endede up with a heap of pretty expensive (like £200), but not very straight metal bits, which where useless as a fence system.
After that i’ve made due with the old fence, but it’s just no fun woodworking when you have to account for inaccuracies in the tools.
So very recently i found out that it’s just become possible to import a DELTA 36-T30 T3 30-Inch Fence and Rail system to Sweden, where i live (you cannot buy an aftermarked TS fence in the EU). With that system it would be easy to make my own TS wings, and the fence problem would be solved. The only thing is, that being in the EU, i have to void ANY warranty and returns claim, and the shipping and import taxes are about $120 on top of the purchase price. So i would end up speding around $320.
So i’ve read a lot of review, and they are generally positive, but i would really love to see a video of the fence system. See how the “glide pad” that rides on the back rail is attached. See how far the front rail has to be below the table surface. How straight is the fence (is it hit or mis if i get a fence that is totally straight/should i expect it to be out by ½ a mm). Se if the fence is stiff enough, that it doesn’t deflect too badly. Is the guide tube strong enough to withstand hte load from locking and unlocking the fence And maybe just get an overall idea of what to expect?
So – if one of the owner of this system would grab their smart phone (or whatever), go to their shop and shoot a video of it, and upload it, unedited or edited – it really doesn’t matter, and post a link to it, when uploaded, i would be very grateful.
-- I'm from Denmark, but live in Sweden.