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Offline amymcg

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Rip fence for old table saw
« on: December 31, 2006, 09:40:36 AM »
Hi guys,

I need some help finding a decent rip fence for my table saw. I purchased an older Sears Craftsman table saw in really good shape (with cast iron table) for $75.00  It has barely been used.  The rip fence though takes awhile to set up. I always have to keep measuring the back part as it doesn't move quite the same as the front.  Sometimes it's off by a 16th to an 8th which makes for rough sawing.

I was wondering if this is just something I need to get used to (as in making sure I measure it on both sides) or are there better fences I can get. Where is a good place to look? Since I bought the saw for $75, I don't mind spending some extra money for a good fence. 

Amy

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Re: Rip fence for old table saw
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2006, 10:57:29 AM »
some rip fences are themselves adjustable with set screws usually near the front of the fence.
you could also look at woodworking supply places...google woodworking supplies.
what is the model number of the saw?

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Re: Rip fence for old table saw
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 04:44:59 PM »
Here are some recommendations for after market fences.

http://www.woodcentral.com/bparticles/fence_comparison.shtml

For what it is worth, I have a Biesemeyer clone that I have been very happy with.  It is easy to use and has been dead on since I first installed it.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/g8826
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Re: Rip fence for old table saw
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 09:19:00 PM »
Thanks for the info so far. I have to go out to the garage to get the exact model number. I can do that tomorrow.