Joel / Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Dripping Springs, TX
I just bought the Delta T3 from Lowe's. I'm installing it on my older Craftsman 113 model.
The "universal" Delta T3 doesn't line up with a single hole on my Craftsman (which I knew going into the the purchase), so I'm going to have to do all the drilling and setup myself. Not sure what saw you have, but it's something to be aware of.
The rails are good and strong. The fence is solid. Both pieces had some finish issues (minor chipping of finish, etc.). Nothing unsightly, and nothing enough that I would return the set... but again, something to be aware of.
The biggest thing that you should know is that the sides of the fence on the T3 are NOT completely flat /square when looking down the side. Instead, it's slightly concave. I set my combination square up to take a look down the fence, and both sides are slightly concave. For the types of cutting I do, most of which has the wood touching the base of the fence, I'll be fine. If I have anything that won't be touching the base of the fence, I'll clamp on a piece of hardwood and use that as my guide. As with the above, it's not huge concern, just something to be aware of. It's minuscule, but it's there.
For me, I'm a hobbyist (at best). I can make due with the Delta T3. I'm excited to install it and upgrade from the old Craftsman fence that was on there before. But if I were you, for $125, I'd go with the Biesemeyer.