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Forum topic by nickbatz posted 10-16-2019 05:41 AM 232 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2019 05:41 AM

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There’s a 48” Jet Xacta Fence II available for $100 locally.

Is it any good?

Will it work well on a Craftsman 315.228310?

Will it give me 48” capacity to the right of the blade? I can’t tell from the pictures. It comes with the rails and support legs.

I’m very happy with the saw as is, but the 24” maximum capacity is a limitation I run into quite often and I’d like to extend it.

TIA


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#1 posted 10-24-2019 01:39 PM

That saw looks very similar to my Jet contractors saw. I’ll bet the fence will fit. You may have to drill and tap a few holes. If it’s a 48” fence it should give 48” to the right of the blade.

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#2 posted 10-26-2019 07:38 PM

Thanks Bill. It appears to have been sold, but it was up for a few days so who knows if it’ll reappear.

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#3 posted 10-26-2019 09:22 PM

I’ve got a Jet Xacta II fence on my Shop Fox W1677 cabinet saw with the original Shop Fox Classic rails. Same as the PM Accufence and HTC fence. The fence is fine…roughly comparable to an older Biese, but has hard poly faces instead of the laminate. Because I’m using SF rails, I have no idea how much rip capacity you’ll get, but for $100 its a no brainer IMO.

You can always slide the rails to the right for more capacity of needed.

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#4 posted 10-26-2019 09:29 PM

Okay, thanks. You’re right, I have no brain – the fence seems to be gone. :)

And yeah, I know you can slide the rails to the right, thanks. I plan to do that – just need to rig something to hold the left extension table in place, or possibly make a larger one. Recently I found out that there are stick-on rulers to take care of the missing scale issue.

Also thanks again for your original recommendation of this saw, Scott, which you found for me on Craigslist. About a year and a half + a few pieces of custom music studio furniture later, it’s still great.

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