Aftermarket Rip Fence Rec's


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Old 02-09-06, 08:06 AM
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Aftermarket Rip Fence Rec's

Finally going to break down and install a decent aftermarkt rip fence on my 50+ year old Delta-Milwaukee Homecraft table saw. Think I have it narrowed down to two and hoping I can get some opinions/pros/cons from anybody who has or has used either of them or both.

Vega Utility 26 - About $229

Mule Accusquare M-825 - About $199

And LOL, here is just about exactly what the existing rip fence looks like:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Delta-Rockwell-T...QQcmdZViewItem

Is there ANYTHING you can't find on ebay?
 
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Old 02-09-06, 09:05 AM
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Cool site

Found a cool site for vintage tools and uploaded my info & pics:

http://www.owwm.com/PhotoIndex/detail.asp?ID=3887
 
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Old 02-09-06, 07:02 PM
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no advice but my dad had the same saw , I made lots of sawdust on it .
 
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Old 02-09-06, 07:33 PM
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LOL, it's a great little saw. Would love to have a nice big MODERN contractor's saw, but could never relegate this family heirloom to second-class status. It's made a lot of sawdust in the last 50 years.
 
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Old 02-10-06, 10:02 AM
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Biesemeyer $280. Have oft looked at replacing my old fence, but, gee, that's more than I paid for the saw 30 years ago.
 
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Larry - I'm in the same boat. I have an old Craftsman saw that I got from my dad more than 20 years ago. He had it for years before that. The saw is fine but the fence really sucks. My problem is that I just can't see putting that kind of money into a tool this old, but on the other hand I just can't bear to part with the saw. Every time I use it I can see my dad ripping wood and swearing at the fence.
 
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Old 02-10-06, 06:59 PM
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My same situation. If it ain't broke don't fix it, and the saw just won't break! Someday, maybe I can sneak one in the shop, and the old fence won't notice.
 
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Old 03-05-06, 05:04 PM
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Same here, too. My old Craftsman 103,20000 works great...heavy motor (in weight)..but the fense isnt that great anymore.. Gotta measure more than 2wice to be sure its square b4 cutting...- but an aftermarket fense is not feasible now...so you make do with what ya got. !
 
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Old 03-06-06, 04:59 AM
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Installed an Accusquare and did a little sawdust-making over the weekend. WOW! Measure once and CUT; no need to measure leading and trailing edge distances to the rip fence and adjust six times front & back to get the proper dimension and squareness to fence.
 
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Old 03-07-06, 06:43 AM
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Cool....
Ive heard that Accusquare is pretty good...!
 
 

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