LumberJocks

bandsaw fence, craftsman 14"

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by mrmrezg posted 01-29-2019 01:07 PM 800 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View mrmrezg's profile

mrmrezg

16 posts in 2228 days


01-29-2019 01:07 PM

so, I want to put a fence on my saw, I’m tired of clamping a 2×4 to the table. my table has threaded holes on the underside, facing down and not forward. Also the slot in the table, for blade changes, comes out in the front.

so i need/want a fence that will attach to the bottom of my table snd has a two piece rail so I swap blades without having to remove the track.

what fences should I be looking at?


7 replies so far

View Kelly's profile

Kelly

3050 posts in 3748 days


#1 posted 01-31-2019 07:25 PM

I have a Powermatic 14” bandsaw. It uses angle steel on the front and back, which makes your fence settings pretty secure and stable.

To use the fence, you just tilt it on.

I have a Rikon too. I has the tube type fence, like the old Deltas and other tablesaws. To use it, you have to mount the fence from the end. Either the blade or the support beam get in the way, limiting the width of cut you can get using it.

I looked at Kreg and others that relied on magnets and so on and, in the end, my stock fence was the best deal for me. Having played with a lot of rare earth magnets, I’d give consideration to the Kregg. I assume alignment is different them,

View mrmrezg's profile

mrmrezg

16 posts in 2228 days


#2 posted 02-02-2019 08:24 PM

yeah, I’m kind of leaning towards the magfence.

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

5294 posts in 4764 days


#3 posted 02-02-2019 08:37 PM

Go Kregg.

-- [email protected]

View mrmrezg's profile

mrmrezg

16 posts in 2228 days


#4 posted 02-02-2019 11:59 PM

By biggest concern with the kreg fence is changing the blades. My table splits behind where the fence will be mounted. Meaning I’d have to remove the whole thing, every time I swap blades.

View WhyMe's profile

WhyMe

1299 posts in 2364 days


#5 posted 02-03-2019 12:42 AM

The Craftsman 14” is a Rikon clone so I bought the Rikon 13-900 fence and cut the rail into two pieces so I don’t have to take it off to change blades.

View mrmrezg's profile

mrmrezg

16 posts in 2228 days


#6 posted 02-03-2019 05:16 AM

Thanks, I thought it looked like the rikon but have not found any info on the fence. That model number should help.

View WhyMe's profile

WhyMe

1299 posts in 2364 days


#7 posted 02-03-2019 02:52 PM


I cut the rail with a thin kerf carbide blade and had to add a small screw to hold the short end of the measuring tape.
And I had to add some washers in between the bottom of the table and rail on the fasting bolts to drop the fence a bit so the the black plate under the fence end at the hold down handle was below the table top. The black metal piece stuck above the table just enough that wood stock would hang on it and not lay flat. I assume that the table must be a little thinner than the actual Rikon table, but all the holes match up for mounting the fence.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com