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Huntrava 10-11-2013 03:14 AM

Rip Fence for Craftsman 10 inch, 15 amp Table Saw
 
Hi there-

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I recently picked up a used Craftsman 10 inch, 15 amp Table Saw on Craigslist for $250, which seemed like a great deal. Now I've got a table saw and a router table in a portable unit, which is great since I'm a renter. That said, it didn't come with a rip fence.

Could I get some recommendations for a good, solid replacement rip fence? I understand some of the parts are compatible with the BT3000 and the BT3001...is the rip fence one of them???

Thanks-

knotscott 10-11-2013 06:01 AM

Model # and/or a pic would narrow it down from the dozens of possible saws this could be.

woodnthings 10-11-2013 08:49 AM

yah, which saw?
 

Sawdustguy 10-11-2013 09:00 AM

Retro fit a Biesemeyer fence to the saw, I did to my C-man. Pretty easy job.

Phaedrus 10-11-2013 09:28 AM

From the description, the OP is talking about this (or a similar) saw:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...&vertical=TOOL

Craftsman has sold rebranded Ryobi sliding benchtop saws (bt3000/3100). From what I was able to find I believe the majority of parts are interchangable, though I have heard that they are getting more difficult to come by.

ryan50hrl 10-11-2013 10:20 AM

That was my first table saw....and it was a great saw...

Have you checked with sears parts?

Huntrava 10-11-2013 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knotscott (Post 528334)
Model # and/or a pic would narrow it down from the dozens of possible saws this could be.

Wow, my bad. I posted that after work at 3:30 AM...:laughing:

It is indeed the 21829. On Ebay the replacement Sears parts are very expensive (~120) which is why I'm wondering if a less expensive fence would work, or if that's just the cost of doing businesses with this thing.

Quote:

Originally Posted by George G (Post 528373)
Retro fit a Biesemeyer fence to the saw, I did to my C-man. Pretty easy job.

This could be interesting. As far as I know, the only thing more important than a properly aligned fence is a calibrated blade. Are there any tutorials on how to do this? It doesn't sound cheaper, per se, but I'm sure it would improve the saw overall.

Sawdustguy 10-11-2013 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huntrava (Post 528444)
Wow, my bad. I posted that after work at 3:30 AM...:laughing:

This could be interesting. As far as I know, the only thing more important than a properly aligned fence is a calibrated blade. Are there any tutorials on how to do this? It doesn't sound cheaper, per se, but I'm sure it would improve the saw overall.

I did this with my C-Man saw and the instructions supplied by Beisemeyer were easy to follow. I had to drill the cast iron top for some bolts, drills easy, and I had to cut out part of the rear rail so the tilt would work. Then I make a right extension table for it.

Not a difficult installation. The hardest part was cutting the rear steel angle iron to allow the saw to tilt.

I would do it again without hesitation.

knotscott 10-11-2013 06:52 PM

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Ahhh.....I can definitely relate to those "C-trick moments"! :laughing:

A fence from the Bt3000/BT3100 will definitely fit the 21829....both made by Ryobi.

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http://getthenews.net/Auctions/Ryobi/MST/14aem.jpg

GeorgeC 10-11-2013 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huntrava (Post 528444)
Wow, my bad. I posted that after work at 3:30 AM...:laughing:

It is indeed the 21829. On Ebay the replacement Sears parts are very expensive (~120) which is why I'm wondering if a less expensive fence would work, or if that's just the cost of doing businesses with this thing.



This could be interesting. As far as I know, the only thing more important than a properly aligned fence is a calibrated blade. Are there any tutorials on how to do this? It doesn't sound cheaper, per se, but I'm sure it would improve the saw overall.

What is a "calibrated blade?"

George

woodnthings 10-11-2013 09:14 PM

I'm sure he means "aligned" ...properly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeC (Post 528599)
What is a "calibrated blade?"

George

calibrated:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/calibrated


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