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Forum topic by mski posted 12-08-2008 04:19 AM 1251 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2008 04:19 AM

OK, I have a Craftsman Hybrid Tablesaw, 1 1/2 HP 10”.
I’m not the sharpest chisel in the shed but I CAN hold an edge.
Can anyone tell me why I need my fence rails to extend out the left side of my saw?
I have 25” to the right, 24” to the left.
Why would I need to set the fence to the left??
Could I saw off the left rails (for more room) OR reposition the rails to the right for more capacity?
Any input will help


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#1 posted 12-08-2008 04:24 AM

If your saw is right-tilt (I’m not sure about this model), you’ll probably want to have your fence on the left of the blade for most bevel cuts.

As for modifying it – I’m all for customizing tools to work for you. I’m constantly making router base plates and table saw jigs because tools don’t come equiped for everything I want to do. If you don’t need that much capacity to the left, and can give yourself more on the right … I’d go for it.

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 04:47 AM

It tilts left, thats why I thought why have the fence go left?
Would there be any reason to cut on the left side??
I’m thinking I’m being a dummy and don’t see the reason for something and then someone on LJ’s opens my eyes.


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#3 posted 12-08-2008 04:57 AM

You might have better luck if you gave the model number of your saw, so anyone that has the same saw will know how your rails mount, and can answer your question better. Sears sells 2 different Craftsman Hybrid tablesaws. I’m guessing that it is a Sears item# 00922114000, Mfr. model# OR35505.

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#4 posted 12-08-2008 05:49 AM

On my old Sears Craftsman saw I installed an AC1036 fence. It has about 12” to the left and 36” to the right. They sold exactly the same fence with 24” left and 24” right – it just had different rulers and mounting instructions. I didn’t see the sense in that either – 36” to the right is so much handier.

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