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Forum topic by thebaldguy posted 08-08-2009 07:18 AM 2229 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thebaldguy

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08-08-2009 07:18 AM

Just got a new (older used) Jet saw. JSL-10s about 8yrs old. I want to upgrade the fence it has. Any suggestions of what would fit. Only two I really see on the net is the Besi and Inca is that all there is to choose from. Prefer to keep the cost down if possible.


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unklegwar

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 07:23 AM

Grizzly has a few different fences (search “fence”). They say they fit 27” (deep) tables. And since they come with new rails, you can probly get them on there.

The prices seem good.

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 01:18 PM

Bald Guy – Congrats on the new saw! If your Jet saw is a standard full size cast iron saw (27” deep), it should be able to accommodate most any aftermarket fence. Some drilling may be required, but cast iron drills quite nicely. A good fence can make a huge difference, but don’t overlook a decent saw blade too.

One of the better bangs for the buck IMO is the Delta T2 steel t-square fence that many dub the “Biese Lite”. It’s ~ $150-$175.

Biesemeyer is an excellent fence, but tends to run in the $350 range new, unless you find a crazy sale or a used one. There are many good copies of this design available. (HTC, Jet, PM, Shop Fox, etc)

Grizzly sells the Shop Fox the “Classic” and the SF “Aluma Classic”, both are good steel t-square Biesemeyer type designs, both a bit less expensive than the true Biesemeyer counterparts. The Aluma Classic has slightly smaller tubing similar to the Biese Home Shop fence and has aluminum faces, the “Classic” is compatible with the stnadard Biese and has UHMW plastic faces.

The Vega fence Vega fence is also an excellent design, that can be a great value on sale.

You might check Ebay or the wwing classifieds on forums like this. You should be able to sell whatever fence came with your saw to offset some cost.

Good luck!

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Bill White

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 06:28 PM

Aside from wanting a new fence, what’s wrong with the original? Does it just need to be set up?
Bill

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thebaldguy

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 07:03 PM

The actually table top is only 22 1/4” deep, that’s not counting the rails that are on it now. The fence it came with works but it has play on the back end and the front locks down but just doesn’t seem like it’s secure enough if you know what I mean. I’m still playing with it and maybe I can adjust it to my likeing

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