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robert mcintyre 02-21-2014 08:37 PM

vega fence - how good?
I have a vega fence that I purchased 15 years ago at a closeout. It was never installed. I have a 40 year old Delta
10" saw Tilting arbor but all cast iron. that seems to run great
What do you think of the fence vs the delta original?

rrich 02-21-2014 11:27 PM

I can't remember anything significant about the Vega fence. (I remember only a little about my Vega automobile and how the mileage could turn backward in about 15 minutes.)

If your Delta has a Unifence or a Biesemeyer fence system I would stick with that. I prefer the B but the U has some European inspired (Most polite word I could think of.) safety features.

knotscott 02-22-2014 07:00 AM

The Vega fence is excellent, and has the best micro adjust I've used. Sell the Delta, mount the Vega! :thumbsup:

mako1 02-22-2014 04:30 PM

Vega is about 45 miles from me and I have used their fences and had a custom 15 X 144 VS lathe built by them .They are a quality product.I have also used a Biesmyer fence and they are comparible.I did like the Biesmyer a little better but can't say why exactly.I think it stayed a bit truer.

rattletrap 05-09-2019 11:06 AM

I just installed the Vega Pro 40 inch on my Delta 10 inch contractor saw. Everything is fine except for the micro adjustment. The thumbwheel will not turn once the smaller cam lock is locked. Very frustrating. Any thoughts.


NoThankyou 05-10-2019 01:41 AM

A five year old thread.

The Biesemeyer fence is a three point system. The pincher or lock is applied to the operator side of the rail. The fence has two pressure points on the saw side of the rail. Once the pressure points are set up, the fence stays square and true. It is almost impossible to knock the fence out of alignment.

All table saws in general:
On a right tilt saw, the fence ruler is accurate from blade to blade. The only difference will be the "set" of the teeth on the blade. But that is very rare.
On a left tilt saw, performing beveled rip cuts are safer and less like likely to result in a trapped piece and kick back. The accuracy of the fence ruler will vary depending upon the thickness of the blade disk.
On all saws you will have difficulty pushing wood through a cut using a thin kerf blade because your riving knife or splitter is designed for a full kerf blade.

hawkeye10 05-10-2019 08:28 PM

It has been a long time ago but I put a Vega fence on a Craftsman table saw and it was great. I don't see how you can go wrong.

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