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Good saw junk fence

I've got an old 10 in Craftsman TS I got great tips to get it into shape but the rails are rusty the end tables drop a little and the fence is JUNK it takes me half a day to get lined up true to the blade is there anything I can do to fix it.
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 03:00 AM
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I've got a 40 yr old Craftsman TS that had the same problem with the fence. I was about to junk the whole thing but bought a Vega fence to replace the original one. It bolted right on and only required drilling one hole. It cost a little over $150 but made all the difference in the world. It is dead on now and even has a micro adjustment, though it's not really needed. I don't remember the web site right now, but I think a Google search of aftermarket table saw accessories or Vega will get you there.
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The Delta T2 has been on sale in $129 range. That's a good fence and a great bargain. You can always replace the wings or build some from melamine.
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post #4 of 12 Old 04-27-2009, 11:33 AM
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Talking Are you the same Ratt?

Aren't you looking to spend $1000 for a "new" saw...another thread... and you want to fix this old one up because?? Just asking, I know I have 5 tablesaws, so I can't complain. bill

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Yes its me I cant bring myself to get rid of the old thing its the one I started with and I can still use it for other stuff I dont want to put my new one through or I can set one to two differant settings so I dont have to keep setting the same saw over and over plus who can have to many tools. I have a large shop to fill up and not enough saws and drills to fill it. Theres only so much wood storage a man needs
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Yes its me I cant bring myself to get rid of the old thing its the one I started with and I can still use it for other stuff I dont want to put my new one through or I can set one to two differant settings so I dont have to keep setting the same saw over and over plus who can have to many tools. I have a large shop to fill up and not enough saws and drills to fill it. Theres only so much wood storage a man needs




OH, it must be nice!!

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It's the one I started on...

Man I can totally understand. I finally "retired" my Craftsman 100 TS after 50 yrs of hard labor. I gave some of the parts to kender on this forum. But, as I said above, I had "backup" in place. I would take the motor off the old 100 and heft it into the back of my truck to take it on jobs. It got to be too much with table extensions and all. I finally got the Bosch 4000, which I really like as a portable saw. Great fence, side extensions, rear extensions, good power. Then, as I was walking through Sears I saw this close out deal! $1199 for $480..."Why I needed a new tablesaw" thread posted here. http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/w...able-saw-9629/
I'm using that saw right now to work on my 2000 lineal ft cedar siding job and since it's not up in the second floor shop, it's a whole lot closer, being in the garage. So good for you. Never ditch a tool until it's time, like the wine thing? bill
Just for the record, I love my Biesemeyer fences!

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Well I got lucky my family has always been very close and me and my dad has always wanted to get a place where we could build our houses on the same place we found land and we built our 3000 sf shop to keep everything in cars,nascar stuff, Tractor, and start my wood shop somthing I've always dreamed of and he got his in doors clean up shop I have been blessed to get to work with my father everyday at work and home so thats how I got shop first.
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IMHO, the Delta T2 fence is a great buy. Probably will bolt on your saw w/minimal drilling. Is excellent upgrade for any contractor saw.

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The Delta T2 has been on sale in $129 range. That's a good fence and a great bargain. You can always replace the wings or build some from melamine.
Ok, did I miss a sale or something? Iím not having any luck finding any fence for these prices. Is this just the fence or does it include the rails?

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Sleeper,

It was on sale a couple weeks ago for that price at Lowe's. Whether it still is, I don't know. Good luck!

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You can tune up an old saw to work very well. I'd suggest a link belt and balanced pulley for the motor, and get a vega or delta fence. I had a 50's vintage craftsman that I used for 15 years with this exact setup, except I had an incra t fence, and it was vibration free, and very accurate.
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