No Longer Here, BY CHOICE
You say its a bench top so that makes the decision very simple. Replace it!! You wont believe the difference when you start using a larger more quality saw. I went from a benchtop C-man to a Grizzly G0715P and the difference is unreal. The benchtops are dangerous machines especially without guards and splitters which mine didnt have either. IMO, putting a new upgraded fence on an old benchtop saw is like the people who buy $800 cars and then spend $5000 for wheels and stereos systems!!
I was also torn a year ago. Because I allready had a table saw, I wanted to buy other tools. In the end I went with the table saw and have been so happy. A good quality TS really makes woodworking more enjoyable. I spent so much time fighting the other saw that is was becoming irritating to even go to the woodshop and try and do something.
Also, if your patient, the same "couple hundred" you want to spend on an upgraded fence can get you a much better saw on CL. There are folks who regularly buy full size contractor saws for less that $200. I'd bet theres some listed on your local CL right now!!
BTW, welcome to WWT!!
RRBrown, knottscott and many others were banned, they didn't just leave. They were banned for standing up to the new owners that are destroying this site. Come join us all at woodworking chat, the best new woodworking site on the net!!
Last edited by BassBlaster; 01-25-2012 at 07:31 PM.