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How do I know what fence to buy for my Table Saw?

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04-19-17, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)  
How do I know what fence to buy for my Table Saw?

I have a Porter Cable PCB222TS - and it came with really flimsy fence.
I did a bit of research and I am willing to spend close to $200 for a decent fence ...but not sure how would I know if a particular fence would work for my TS.

My TS has a table that is 20 inches....I don't see anything that short...
I like Shop Fox model for $150 but it says that it fits 27 inch tables.

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04-19-17, 07:58 PM   #2 (permalink)  
Unfortunately, that's one of the downsides of a lot of the job site type saws: they tend to have lousy fences.

Most of the aftermarket fences are targeted at unisaws and contractor type stationary saws, all of which are larger than yours.

I think you are unlikely to find a fence that fits the rails on your saw unless it comes from Porter Cable.

A fence like the Vega system could probably be adapted to your saw, but it would stick out way past your saw table and it costs almost as much as your saw.

You can add on a strip of MDF to stiffen the fence itself.

If the problem you have is that the back of the fence moves because it's only clamped at the front, you can use a quick-clamp to secure the back of the fence after you have it adjusted. Bit of a pain, I know, but it helps a lot.


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04-20-17, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)  
I guess that means another woodworking project; build my own fence....

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04-20-17, 08:23 AM   #4 (permalink)  
Table Saw Fence

Your fence should have a tension adjusting screw which could be tightened to make the fence more secure.


Part number 145 - Locking Rod is threaded and can be tightened.

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