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Aftermarket Beisenmeyer STYLE fence options

by dovetailman
posted 02-08-2018 02:07 PM


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bilyo

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#1 posted 02-08-2018 03:06 PM

I have a Delta contractor style TS with the Beisemeyer fence (don’t know about the “commercial” part). It is the only TS and fence I have ever owned. So, I can’t compare. But, I can’t imagine there being anything better.

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CharlesNeil

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#2 posted 02-08-2018 03:22 PM

Check out Super cool tools,
I have one of their fences and love it

https://vsctools.com/shop/table-saw-fence/

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RobHannon

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#3 posted 02-08-2018 03:26 PM

I have had the ShopFox classic fence and the stock Powermatic PM2000. Both are Biesemeyer style fences and we very easy to adjust and have stayed true in my experience. The only difference I noticed is the paint color and the thickness of the UHMW plate on the faces.

A long time ago I had a Jointech SawTrain (out of business competitor to the Incra LS system), very flexible but way too many things to adjust and think about. Maybe for a router table of a table saw dedicated to special joints, but in my experience simple is worth it for any tool I use frequently.

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Bill White

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#4 posted 02-08-2018 03:35 PM

Shop Fox Aluma Classic on my TS. Very stable and accurate.
Bill

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#5 posted 02-08-2018 04:27 PM



Check out Super cool tools,
I have one of their fences and love it

https://vsctools.com/shop/table-saw-fence/

- CharlesNeil


just checked out that site, looks like a really nice setup…

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knotscott

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#6 posted 02-08-2018 04:48 PM

The Jet Pro Shop is likely to be similar thickness to the Delta T3, it’s not quite as robust as the bigger commercial t-square fences.

I’ve owned the older style Biese commercial fence, the Shop Fox Classic, the Vega Utility, and now have the Jet Xacta II. Those are all really nice fences. Overall, I’d say I liked the older style Biese best, but the other’s aren’t far behind IMO. Was pretty happy with all of them.

The Vega can be a good value on sale, and has a really nice micro-adjust feature. It’s built a little differently than the others, and is easier to install.

I’d add the Saw Stop T-Glide fence, HTC (IIRC they’re the same as the Jet and PM fences), and General T-Fence to the list.

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jonah

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#7 posted 02-08-2018 05:20 PM

I have the VSCT fence and I love it. You supply your own rails (make or buy them).

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#8 posted 02-08-2018 06:10 PM

I have a Vega Pro 40 on my old Craftsman job site type saw. Works great. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them. If you build your own rails make sure that the rail stock is very straight and that has a direct impact on the accuracy and setup of the fence.

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dovetailman

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#9 posted 02-08-2018 06:15 PM

Thanks everyone. I just preferred the Vega pro based on the similarities with the Beis and the fact that it has a good micro adjustment.


I have a Vega Pro 40 on my old Craftsman job site type saw. Works great. I don t think you can go wrong with any of them. If you build your own rails make sure that the rail stock is very straight and that has a direct impact on the accuracy and setup of the fence.

- dschlic1


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dovetailman

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#10 posted 02-08-2018 06:16 PM

I just ordered the Vega pro 40 and should have it next week. I’ll update after I install it.

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