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Forum topic by americancanuck posted 04-08-2020 02:25 PM 389 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2020 02:25 PM

I have had this saw for about 10 years and for the most part I have been happy with it. The biggest problem is that the fence doesn’t stay aligned with the miter slot. I have been able to work around this by taking a lot of extra time on almost every cut to make sure this fence is square. Well,now I have decided to bite the bullet and buy and install a new fence. I’m looking for any advice I can get about what brand of fence to go with so I get the most bang for my buck.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#1 posted 04-08-2020 04:06 PM

Pretty sure you can buy an aftermarket T-Square from Delta. The one they put on their “hybrid” (really contractor) saw.

Available at BORG

Biesmeyer version

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#2 posted 04-08-2020 04:43 PM

There have been several threads on the Ridgid fence and how to greatly improve it. Might do a bit of reading first.

I find when I slide mine, I just kind of be pushing on the center paddle and it does not move when locked. I have a 3660. It could be the cheapened it a little in later versions. It holds within a couple of thou.

Anyway, the Vega seems to get the best reviews. Some have criticized how Delta has backed off on quality, so I am not sure I would go for theirs. Search the forums.

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#3 posted 04-08-2020 07:29 PM

If you’ve got the budget, Incra TS-LS fence.

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#4 posted 04-08-2020 07:41 PM

Vega if any are in stock, but they are getting pricier. I have been using them for several years, and feel they are the best, but it simply depends on what someones experience has been. Of the older fences, if the saw was well adjusted, it was a simple matter to also adjust the fence.

Can’t speak for everyone’s definition of well adjusted though. You cannot get 0.001 out of wood, it moves that much +, but if your saw is adjusted to that degree, any miscuts are your fault. I’ve stuck with that for years, and can cut very accurately.

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#5 posted 04-08-2020 09:16 PM

Not just the budget, but the space.

If you ve got the budget, Incra TS-LS fence.

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#6 posted 04-08-2020 09:38 PM

I bought a Bess clone from Busy Bee for my Delta Hybrid, not cheap but works fantastic!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 04-09-2020 12:18 AM

Delta T-3 fence widely available for $220, spending more on this saw would not make sense to me.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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