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runswithscissors

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#1 posted 09-13-2016 04:14 AM

Grizzly has a couple of T square fences that are reasonable in cost. I’d definitely discard the tube type rails. I’ve used them and couldn’t get rid of them fast enough. Reasons?

1. In order to remove the fence for cross cutting, you have to slide the fence all the way to the end of the rails, as opposed to simply picking it straight up.

2. The design assures that you cannot reliably get repeatable, accurate fence settings that are square. Every time you move the fence, you have to square it all over again, measuring a nearby tooth and another (or the same one rotated) at the far end of the blade. Every time.

3. The hook at the far end of the fence that is supposed to hold the fence square is incapable of doing that. Doesn’t matter how hard you crank down on the clamp. That is true of all fences that rely on that mechanism, including Sears.

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