Does anyone have an idea on where I can find a rip fence for a Craftsman
Electronic Band Saw? According to Sears the fence that was made for the saw
is out of production. They have what they call a Universal Rip Fence, but
it does not fit this particular model of band saw. The table is constructed
in such a way that it will not accept the mounting hardware that comes with
the universal fence. I am really between a rock and a hard place and would
appreciate any input. Thanks
Try www.mulecab.com. I'm pretty sure their fence will fit on almost any
bandsaw, and it's a damned good fence.
"It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from
H. L. Mencken
I'm not a fan of manufactured fences.They have a habit of screwing you up if
you have a blade leading, or you have to move the guide up farther than you
need to clear the fence, and then there are those rails sticking out to
whack you on the head every time you stoop to pick something up. Clamps and
boards for rips, pivot blocks for resawing would be as easy, and maybe a bit
If you talking about a resaw "fence" or guide, I just made one out of a
piece of scrap hardwood. Round the end off on the benchtop belt sander
and hold it down the desired distance from the blade with a clamp. I
have several that are different widths so I can keep the blade guide
down as low as possible when resawing.
My problem with using clamps is that my band saw is built on a cabinet and
there are no openings under the table to attach a clamp to. But, I threw a
home made fence together this afternoon. I'll give it a try. Thanks for
the come back.
I usually clamp a jointed straight and 90 degree piece of wood to the
table. Tapping one end or the other allows compensation for drift.
For stopped cuts, blocks can be screwed or clamped to the wood.
If you haven't tried this, try it before you spend big bucks on a
fence. I've done the same on my router table.
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