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Sawstop fence choices

by TigerFan07
posted 07-27-2017 02:20 AM


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Matt

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#1 posted 07-27-2017 02:37 AM

Get the T-glide. pennies in overall cost, and worth it.

I own a PCS 175, with 36” T-glide.

-- My "projects" always look better with beer goggles.

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 07-27-2017 02:49 AM

The premium is ok. T glide is better.

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

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WhoMe

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#3 posted 07-27-2017 02:52 AM

Yep, get the Tglide. You will be much happier in the long run. I own a PCS 3hp with the 36” and it is a pleasure to use every time. Once set up and aligned, it is super accurate and hasn’t needed any adjustments in the 2 years I have owned it.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 07-27-2017 04:00 AM

Get the T-glide. The premium stays and clamps square but I have this little nag in the back of my mind because it is so light. I had the Delta T-2 on my old saw and just miss that mass.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Redoak49

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#5 posted 07-27-2017 11:20 AM

The fence is so important…get the T-glide. I have that fence and love it.

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 07-27-2017 11:32 AM

T glide. I would recommend that style fence for any saw, whether it be an old craftsman or new Powermatic.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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knotscott

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#7 posted 07-27-2017 11:36 AM

The T-Glide is a much better fence. The “Premium” fence is sort of a misnomer IMO….it more like “OK” or “Functional”, but those names don’t market well! ;-)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 07-27-2017 01:57 PM

One more time: Get the T glide!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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pintodeluxe

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#9 posted 07-27-2017 02:58 PM

I have a PCS with the T-glide so that’s what I’m used to. After looking at the entry level fence it looked pretty cheap by comparison. I don’t know how it functions with day-to-day use, but I know you’d be happy with the T glide fence.

p.s. I also think the 36” rip capacity is much better. I went with the 52” rails, but looking back on the decision, 36” probably would have been fine.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Firewood

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#10 posted 07-27-2017 03:07 PM

T-Glide. I have the 3hp PCS and the T-Glide is rock solid. It’s like the T2 fence only beefier. You will not regret extending your budget for this upgrade.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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TigerFan07

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#11 posted 07-27-2017 05:47 PM

So 10/10 Lumberjocks agree, get the t-glide.

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like y’all cost me another $170 :)

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knotscott

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#12 posted 07-27-2017 06:32 PM



So 10/10 Lumberjocks agree, get the t-glide.

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like y all cost me another $170 :)

- TigerFan07

That’s rare….it must mean something!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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jonah

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#13 posted 07-27-2017 09:55 PM

Premium!

Just kidding. Get the T-Glide.

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Matt

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#14 posted 08-01-2017 02:32 AM

I’m sad you’re on the other side of the country… I’d offer to trade you my 36” + $100 for your 52” rails.


I have a PCS with the T-glide so that s what I m used to. After looking at the entry level fence it looked pretty cheap by comparison. I don t know how it functions with day-to-day use, but I know you d be happy with the T glide fence.

p.s. I also think the 36” rip capacity is much better. I went with the 52” rails, but looking back on the decision, 36” probably would have been fine.

- pintodeluxe


-- My "projects" always look better with beer goggles.

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Steadystate

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#15 posted 06-24-2018 02:29 PM

I walked into Rockler, with the intent of giving them all my money for the SS contractor. After playing with the fence on the showroom floor, I walked away broken hearted. How could a $1600 base price saw come with such a weak fence? Luckily, my girlfriend said… “can you just get this saw with that fence? (Pointing at the PCS 52” on display)”. Duh! I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. The sales guy disappeared, and came back to let me know they can get the CNS-175 with the 36” fence in a week. It was $200 more but the 30” fence is crap.

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jmos

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#16 posted 06-24-2018 09:46 PM

The Very Super Cool Tools fence is an awesome upgrade for the SawStop. I love mine. Not cheap, but awesome.

-- John

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Markmh1

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#17 posted 06-25-2018 12:52 PM

The T-glide is the correct choice.

Remember though, the T-glide comes with the 36” extension and that extension is supported by legs. Now consider the mobile base. The Sawstop mobile base lifts the saw squarely off the floor. This has to happen so the legs don’t drag when the saw is moved.

Other mobile bases I’ve seen lift the saw at a slight angle. I see this digging the legs into the floor and making saw movement difficult or impossible.

Yup, up jumps the devil. Nothing is as simple as it seems. There goes another $160.

Mark

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bonesbr549

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#18 posted 06-25-2018 01:52 PM

I have the ICS with T-Glide. I’d go with the very super cool tools fence if I had it to do again.

www.verysupercooltools.com

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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CyberDyneSystems

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#19 posted 06-28-2018 05:30 PM

T-Glide is great.

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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hkmiller

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#20 posted 06-29-2018 02:27 AM



The Very Super Cool Tools fence is an awesome upgrade for the SawStop. I love mine. Not cheap, but awesome.

- jmos

I am finishing my raiils now so that I can get the very super cool tools fence. Using Allan Little”s rail plans.

-- always something

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jmos

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#21 posted 06-29-2018 01:05 PM

VSC Tools makes a fence that will clamp directly onto the SawStop rails, no modification required. You just need to specify you have a SawStop when you buy.

-- John

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Underdog

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#22 posted 06-29-2018 04:30 PM

I’m saving up for a SawStop, and have decided to get the 36” T-glide fence as well. (In fact the salesman told me he flat out would not sell the “premium” fence to anyone.)

That’s pretty much a 100% consensus for the T-glide fence isn’t it?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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BroncoBrian

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#23 posted 06-29-2018 04:51 PM

105%

Get the t-glide.

Although I am not thinking about getting a VSC fence for my 36” PCS. I probably don’t need it though. With the right sleds (which are better anyway) I should be able to do most of what I would want the T slots for.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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