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Forum topic by daveborg98 posted 04-30-2015 06:12 PM 613 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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daveborg98

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04-30-2015 06:12 PM

I am looking to buy the vega pro 40 fence for my Craftsman model 113 table saw. I was going to order through Amazon but apparently they are out of stock. I then found it at Tools-Plus for $299 but was not sure of their reputation.

With that said, does anyone know of a good place/price to buy this fence currently? I am trying to get the saw up and running as soon as possible so I do not really have the time to wait and look around for a month or 2 in order to save a little money.

Thanks,

David


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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 04-30-2015 07:07 PM

I can’t help you with finding a source but that fence made my little Craftsman saw work like a new one. My saw had a table that was only 20 inches deep instead of the more normal 27 inch tables, so it kinda dwarfed it. :-)

I would have bought the Pro 26 but it was considerably higher so I went with the 40 instead.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 04-30-2015 07:17 PM

I bought mine from Amazon. With prime shipping the $300+ – price was the best I could find. I think it a shipped directly from Vega.

FYI it took several hours to install and adjust and I haven’t been able to get the measuring tape adjustment to work. If I adjust the line to be accurate and repeatable for small rip cuts, it is off for larger rip cuts. And vice versa. It is a very solid fence though, no comparison to the original rockwell fence.

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#3 posted 04-30-2015 07:19 PM

Honestly MT_Stringer…it was this pictured that you posted on another one of my threads that really piqued my interest. The best part is that it is being bought for me. My parents just had a water loss at their house and it will cost less for them to get this for me and replace their cabinets with decent wood than it would be to have them farm it out.

Not to mention…this will be way funner for me. :)

@davidcarp…I would prefer to buy from Amazon since I have prime as well but they are out of stock and I am not sure when they will be back in stock.

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#4 posted 04-30-2015 07:29 PM

Try eBay. I managed to buy a new, open box unit for $160.

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#5 posted 04-30-2015 07:46 PM

That would be nice at that price. There is nothing at the moment. Anyone else know of any discount codes or anything? My google magic has run out on this :).

It is not a huge deal but I do like to save where possible. The right deal could mean another tool, table, etc.

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#6 posted 04-30-2015 07:58 PM

The stock fence on those saws, while not as nice as a t-square setup, are still workable and lots of wood has been cut using them for years and years. Might be worthwhile to use that to your advantage and wait for a good deal to come along. If you don’t have a fence though, well, that’s different :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 04-30-2015 09:13 PM

Brad,
The saw has a fence but it is rusted pretty bad and the face has some decent damage to it. With all of that, I was going to get a new cheaper fence but this opportunity came along and I wanted to get one that will last through this saw and more.

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