I have a used Delta 14" band saw model 28-276. Can anyone recommend a rip fence? I have been looking at the Kreg band saw rip fence, but I noticed it only has a front rail. Wouldn't a rip fence with a front and rear rail be more stable? Should I look at another brand? Thanks, Bill
I have an old Delta 14 inch bandsaw with a riser block installed. It is a Delta 890, aka 28-207.
I bought the Kreg Precision Band Saw fence for it. I also bought the two different Kreg curved resaw guides and their micro-adjuster for the fence.
I am very pleased with the fence. When clamped, it feels solid. I never felt a need for a rail on the other side of the fence. I wonder whether a back rail might impede the people who need to make adjustments for bandsaw blade drift. There are many current model bandsaws that come with a fence, and few have back rails, if any.
My saw has very little drift, so I don't use the curved resaw guides. I just hold the board against the flat face of the fence and resaw it.
I like the feature where you can position the fence in "tall" mode or "low" mode. It lets me bring the blade guard closer to the wood for many cuts. The t-tracks are helpful for stop blocks and clamps.
At first I didn't like the micro-adjuster. I have grown to like it a lot, and use it often. The one thing I don't like about it is that the adjustment wheel is not as easy to rotate as it should be. It is tight turning for those of us with fat thumbs, and too close to the rail. I would definitely buy it anyway - the fine tuning makes it worthwhile.
Overall: The Kreg Precision Bandsaw Fence just works for me. Highly recommended!
I hope this helps.