I'm planning the purchase of a new fence for my old King TS, I though of
Accusquare, but there are quite a few systems out there.
Align a Rip,
Any comments, and how does Accusquare compare to the others.
I have an Excalibur and it works really well. Very accurate up to 1/64" and
better for cutting tolerances. Some people don't like them because they
fasten down on both sides of the table saw as compare to a Biesemeyer which
clamps down only at the front. I can see advantages to both types. One thing
I like about my Excalibur is that it has to slots along the top of it for
use with jigs and T-nuts. Different saws have different options. Suggest you
go to a woodworking show or find dealers for both types and check them out
yourself before making a decision.
You're also going to have to decide how much money you want to spend on a
fence and guide. You could probably get away with spending as little as $200
(Canadian) or up $600 or more like the one on Lee Valley Tools website.
It's a toss-up between the Unimeyer, and the Beisalibur, and the Accu-RIp..
Seriously, _Any_ of the major names are "good stuff", get the one that
'feels right' to you. Some _hands-on_ time, just playing with the adjustments,
not necessarily acctualy doing any cutting, is critical to making a good
If you do significant amount of work with 'jigs', etc, or plan to, take into
consideration _how_ they mount to the fence.
Thanks, all for your comments.
No one in my area carries Fences of different makes, I might have to wait
'till the woodshow in Ottawa... in november.
If I can't wait, Biesemeyer, General, LeeValley and Accusquare... I'll go
get a coin!!!
They are, between 245.00 to 500.00 (CA$)
At least, I removed Align a rip and Excalibur, to add LeeValley I knew about
this one but thought it was too expensive, and a friend just bought a
General 350 TS and is impressed with the native fence.
Native fence? I'm not sure I want to know how that thing is dressed!
The fence you call the Lee Valley is the HTC. I did a review of fences that
popped up not too long ago in Woodworker's Journal. All the fences had
something going for them, but, IMO, the HTC was the best Biesemeyer clone
available. And it has improvements over the Biese itself.
Nice to see Rob agrees with me.
"A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers." H. L. Mencken
Finally I went to a tools store that carries, Biesemeyer, General, Unifence
(delta) and King.
And I decided to go with the General, it's the one that had the same
feeling, since all of them appear to have the same precision.
And it's made here in Quebec!!!
One concern I don't see mentioned much is how well the fence stays
parallel to the blade at different positions on the rail. Seems to me
that the fence will only be as consistently parallel as the rail is
straight, and very small deviances at the rail would seem to be
magnified at the end of the fence. Can it be assumed that the
Biesemeyer rail is straight enough? Are tolerances listed somewhere
for this stuff?
On 6 Sep 2004 07:59:08 -0700, email@example.com (ap) wrote:
==========================I have had a Biesmeyer on my saw for almost 15 years ... and I love
Just rock solid ... plus I can not remember when i had to re set the
I can not compare the newer clones of the Biesmeyer because honestly I
stopped looking at fences the day I mounted mine...just no need to
replace a great fence with anything else...
It does lack a micro adjustment ...but again I see no need for that
Bob Griffiths `
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