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Chad

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03-27-2020 08:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw fence table saw fence mobile workbench

Hello, I’m in the process of building a mobile workbench. I’ll be placing my Bosch job site table saw in the bench and would like to get a different fence for it. I don’t want to break the bank (preferably no more than $350). Rip capacity of 30” should be sufficient for what I typically do. Any recommendations and why you recommend the fence would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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tvrgeek

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#1 posted 03-27-2020 10:14 AM

My survey of reviews suggests the Vega fence is the best. Not sure how easy they would be to attach to a job-site saw as they expect a nice heavy iron top. It does look like your fence rail is actually detachable. Look them up to see how they mount and if it is possible.
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Google it. Lots of threads on several forums. Many question how wise it is to put a $300 fence on a $600 saw. You might do better looking for a used Delta contractor saw.

Another option is to look carefully how your fence is made. My Ridgid uses a similar type. THough I have no problem with it, some do and there have been threads on how to analyze the problem and make it better.

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Madmark2

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#2 posted 03-27-2020 09:37 PM

2×4 and a pair of C-clamps is all a real woodworker needs! LOL

I’ve got an Incra digital fence (TS-LS III) and wouldn’t trade it for the moon. It’s worth the investment and will bump your skills up a notch – it did for me!

Vega’s and Bessies are also highly rated analog fences.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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Chad

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#3 posted 03-28-2020 04:32 AM

Thank You I appreciate it. I’ll look into the Vega fence.


My survey of reviews suggests the Vega fence is the best. Not sure how easy they would be to attach to a job-site saw as they expect a nice heavy iron top. It does look like your fence rail is actually detachable. Look them up to see how they mount and if it is possible.
Covered here:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/21232

Google it. Lots of threads on several forums. Many question how wise it is to put a $300 fence on a $600 saw. You might do better looking for a used Delta contractor saw.

Another option is to look carefully how your fence is made. My Ridgid uses a similar type. THough I have no problem with it, some do and there have been threads on how to analyze the problem and make it better.

- tvrgeek


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Chad

19 posts in 1292 days


#4 posted 03-28-2020 04:33 AM

Thank You! I’ll definitely look into the Incra.


2×4 and a pair of C-clamps is all a real woodworker needs! LOL

I ve got an Incra digital fence (TS-LS III) and wouldn t trade it for the moon. It s worth the investment and will bump your skills up a notch – it did for me!

Vega s and Bessies are also highly rated analog fences.

- Madmark2


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