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Should I bother with a new fence for my Delta 34-670?

by AL61
posted 09-08-2016 03:17 PM


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 09-08-2016 10:00 PM

If there has ever been a perfect candidate for an aftermarket fence sir you may be it.

Several reasons….. saw already in basement Its a delta (well sorta. 20 yoa) trunnion is true You know the saw well

And yes it is easy to install and easy to install on another saw in that event.

Sorry I don’t memorize model numbers,,,,,is that a full cont. saw , 1 1/2 hp. fetlock fence , etc. ?

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AL61

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#2 posted 09-08-2016 10:55 PM



Sorry I don t memorize model numbers,,,,,is that a full cont. saw , 1 1/2 hp. fetlock fence , etc. ?

Thanks for the input.

It’s a “direct drive” (sort of – there is an internal belt), screams like a banshee when it runs, no one would ever accuse it of being overpowered, and the table is a little small too. But most of what I do is fairly light duty and I have never had a power problem.

If I did not have it already, I certainly would not run out and buy a new one, but it has done everything I have ever asked of it and it still is running, so a fence upgrade seems like a worthwhile investment. Others have tried to talk me out of it though saying I would be throwing my money away. Hence my question …

-- Al, Connecticut, http://alsrcsite.com

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 09-08-2016 11:25 PM

You can always take the fence off and put it on another saw.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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nightguy

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#4 posted 09-08-2016 11:46 PM

If not already, put a thin Kirk blade on it, I did mine and made a big difference. They sure do scream, my Jet soft start, belt drive is so quite I dont put on my ear protection just for one cut.
If you can use the fence on an up grade saw later, go for it.

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Paul Mayer

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#5 posted 09-08-2016 11:52 PM

I had that same saw for years and loved it, but if you can find $300 for a new fence, wait until you can find $600 and buy a new saw with belt drive. Even sell your current saw for $150 and add your $300 to that and you should be able to find a good used contractor’s saw for that.

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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AL61

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#6 posted 09-09-2016 01:03 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I think I will go for the fence upgrade.

Had a bit of an unexpected cash outlay today though, so I’ll need to put it off for a little bit (I’ve gone 20 years without it, so a few more months will be no big deal).

-- Al, Connecticut, http://alsrcsite.com

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