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Hi Ben,

I also have the Bosch 4000 and have experienced problems with the fence staying parallel. I have looked at the Mule Cabinetmaker's M825 fence system (accusquare, their fence brand name). It runs about $190. Photos show the fence mounted on a Bosch 4000. Adding an aftermarket fence system, may make your sliding table extension inoperable. I am struggling with upgrading the fence. I may not be able to handle having to check for parallel each time I reset my fence. Certainly, a better fence will make tighter joints and things much less frustrating. Now I am starting to talk myself back into an after-market fence, LOL.

I have also looked at the Vega U26 (either 25 or 26). It locks down only on the front rail, so if you intend to use hold downs attached to the fence, it's something you need to address. Blake mentioned that he installed the Vega on his saw, don't know what brand saw. He reversed the locking mechanism somehow, so the locking force produces downward force toward the table surface rather than upward.

From the looks of it, I am not sure how easy or compatible the Vega would be with the Bosch as an after-market installation. I suppose you can write Vega to see if they have instructions for installation on the Bosch TS. The Vega costs more than the Accusquare fence system from Mule Cabinetmakers, but it is really a sustantial fence system. I suppose if I get desperate enough, I may contact Vega. If so, I will get back to you.

I would be interested in how you proceed with this.

Dalec
 

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Hi Ben,

As a follow-up to my earlier response, I called the Vega folks and they said their fence systems are not designed to fit anything smaller that a 10" contractor's saw. It would take drilling and tapping the saw and the rail to make it work. They have no specific installation instructions for the Bosch.

Dalec
 
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