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post #1 of 16 Old 06-11-2017, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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After Market Fence Systems

I'm looking for an aftermarket Fence system for my Table Saw Restoration project .

The INCRA is a 6 to 8 week wait I'd rather not deal with...

Anybody have any experience with the Vega? Or even the Delta one from Lowes? I like the Mule a lot.... Any other systems out their I should be looking g at?

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You might want to check out the Kreg, pretty good quality and not terribly expensive. Used to would have said Biesmeier without reservation, but maybe not now.

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What's wrong with Biesemeyer now?

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What saw, brand and model #, is your restoration project?

What was the factory fence of the saw?
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It's a Craftsmen 113.298750

I have it completely torn down now. Wings have been powder coated and main table goes in tomorrow to get powder coated. I replaced the 1hp motor with a 1.5 hp Leeson, replaced the pulleys with new machined steel pulleys from in line Industries and belt is link belt. It was my dad's table saw, so I am probably putting too much into it, but when finished I'm hoping I'll be good for a long time. Now I'm just trying to figure out a fence for it. The stock one was just crap.

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It's a Craftsmen 113.298750

I have it completely torn down now. Wings have been powder coated and main table goes in tomorrow to get powder coated. I replaced the 1hp motor with a 1.5 hp Leeson, replaced the pulleys with new machined steel pulleys from in line Industries and belt is link belt. It was my dad's table saw, so I am probably putting too much into it, but when finished I'm hoping I'll be good for a long time. Now I'm just trying to figure out a fence for it. The stock one was just crap.

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Clearly, restoration means different things to different people. Looks like you have a fine plan. Also, the fact that it has sentimental value is a real consideration. I have little to no experience with incra fences. I do have some experience with 2 fences that will be fine additions to your saw. I have had a align-a-rip 2424 on my saw. It worked well. I have nothing bad to say about it. Right now it has a delta T2/3 T-square. I like it a lot. I believe you would be happy with either. If you pushed me to pick one it would be the delta.

You can't go wrong with the delta from lowes.
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It's a Craftsmen 113.298750

I have it completely torn down now. Wings have been powder coated and main table goes in tomorrow to get powder coated. I replaced the 1hp motor with a 1.5 hp Leeson, replaced the pulleys with new machined steel pulleys from in line Industries and belt is link belt. It was my dad's table saw, so I am probably putting too much into it, but when finished I'm hoping I'll be good for a long time. Now I'm just trying to figure out a fence for it. The stock one was just crap.

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It might be a good idea to not have them powder coat the miter slots in the top, sometimes the powder coat is pretty thick and it may hinder the use of a miter jig

I have a Bessymer on my Unisaw and really like it, but if I was to have a chance that Incra looks like a hell of a nice setup
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It might be a good idea to not have them powder coat the miter slots in the top, sometimes the powder coat is pretty thick and it may hinder the use of a miter jig
I guess I took the powder coating to mean, on the wings, the underside and not the top or sides and the same for the top. I would never powder coat a cast top or cast extensions on the top surface or bolting surfaces.

I would treat a cast top the way they are routinely treated. Clean it to best of your ability and wax it.

As I said in the previous post, restoration means different things to different people.

The best of luck whatever you decide.
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Top is completely left alone..... Only powder coated on sides and bottom. Nothing that touches wood or has parts moving through it is powder coated..

I buffed out the top and applied a wax

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Top is completely left alone..... Only powder coated on sides and bottom. Nothing that touches wood or has parts moving through it is powder coated..

I buffed out the top and applied a wax

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That was, for the most part, my original assumption.
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There is an idea of the wings. The middle just hit out of the electrolosys tank and will go to power coat tomorrow

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Well see how it looks when I get it done.. Little worried about getting it all back together

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The Mule is easy to add attachments to, but needs to slide all the way down the rails to be removed. It's also all aluminum.

IMO the Delta T3 is a much beefier and simpler system for the same price....best bang for the buck going.

The Vega is a really nice fence, with the best microadjustment I've seen....pretty easy to install too, but obviously costs more.

The Incra is in a league of it's own for precision and repeatibility, if you need that sort of precision....it takes up more space to the right than other systems.
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My Incra was well worth the wait.
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I watched a video about the Incra fence, it looks well designed and it is built here in Dallas Tx
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