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Forum topic by BeenThere posted 08-25-2018 09:13 PM 962 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2018 09:13 PM

The fence assembly on this table saw hasn’t been the best since I purchased the saw new. It seems Sears always find a few parts of their power equipment needing some better engineering, and this was one of them.
NOTE: Does anyone past or present made a substitute or better fence for this Craftsman table saw?

Searching the Internet the past couple days on looking for one that someone may have engineered, I have found that Delta T2 (or36-T30) was one, also, Craftsman #9029910 Align-A-Rip XRC was one that Sears came up with, but, that is no longer made, nor the Craftsman XR2412 model.

I surely don’t want to pay $400.00 for one, when I can buy a new 10” table saw for $900.00.


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#1 posted 08-25-2018 09:24 PM

I put the T2 on mine and it made a world of difference. I had to drill a couple holes for it, but that was not difficult.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 08-26-2018 01:45 AM

I put a Delta T2 on mine and it made a huge difference.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 08-26-2018 04:27 AM

Vega fence is well regarded and can be found for about same cost as Delta T2, maybe less. Shop Fox has one less expensive fence solution that is better than most old contractor saws, but not as good as true biesemeyer style fences. VSC tools has parts and pics for making a DIY fence. If you know how to work metal, can make one for less than $100 in raw materials and hardware.
Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#4 posted 09-07-2018 07:02 PM

I’ll bring this topic back to life.

Here’s the deal o what I have done. I bought a very good used Craftsman Align Rip 24/12 Fence system with the table saw rails included. I have installed the rails in the original bolts holes that are on my old Craftsman Model #113.298842 table saw. But, I have a little problem that I’ asking for some help to solve it.
This Align-Rip 24/12 fence with the rails don’t go as the measurements (tapes) as my old 113. Model. The instructions on the 24/12 rails say that I’m to install the “right front rail with it’s tape 7-1/8” from the right edge on the saw table. The old 113 model has the right table saw base 11” from the right side of the saw blade and 9” from the right side of the blade. I’ve ordered two new tapes from Sears and I may install them on the 24/12 front rail as I have it setuo on the old 113. rail.

Anyone have a different view how this is done?

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#5 posted 09-07-2018 10:02 PM

Solution is simple:
Starrett sells self adhesive measuring tapes in many lengths, shorter lengths cost less than $5 on Amazon.
Install fence, mount a blade, find new zero point and mount new tape. Done.
Be sure to adjust the zero point to allow your fence cut indicator line to be adjusted for different saw blades, or dado blade; otherwise you will be adding offsets with different blades.

Changing tapes even gives you flexibility to change amount of cut on right/left side of fence. I changed my saw from 24/24 right/left to 14/34 right/left. All I needed to was to move rail, and apply new tape.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#6 posted 09-07-2018 11:05 PM

Thanks CaptainKlutz for the advise.

Some of my 86 years old memory cells came back to life today after I sent the above thread. I had forgotten that I had a second set of measuring tapes on hand…somewhere!. Then I realize that I have a box that is labeled Table Saw parts. Here, I found the tapes that was for my old Model 113. series table saw.

My Craftsman table saw has four feet extensions on each side of the blade. I can cut a eight foot plywood on this saw. However, with this Align -Rip 24/12 fence, I’m going to look for another set of rails to extend my saw platform.
So, here’s what I have done for now. I put the rip fence 6” from the right side of the saw blade, and lock it down. I put the measuring tape under the fence and pushed it to the left until I have the 6” inch mark on the tape right under the “red” line on the rip fence. I don’t care where the “O” mark on the tape is located as long as I know I have the correct measurement from the rip fence to the right side of the saw blade. Also did that on the left side of the saw blade with the other measuring tape. Tapes are reasonable in price, as I can always change them when I extend the rails.

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