Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Powell River British Columbia, Canada
I would check with Sears to see if they have shorter rails available. Most woodworkers like the longest rails they can get, so it would be a shame if you had to cut them down. If shorter rails are available I would buy a set and put the longer ones aside for the future when you might have a bigger shop.
The other possibility is to have short rails fabricated by a local machine shop.
And, of course, if all else fails you could search out another fence that has shorter rails.