Help. I need some suggestions on a fence for a table saw I have
recently restored. The saw is a Rockwell Model 34-600, a 9" tilting
arbor (or contractor's) saw from the early 60's. I am getting ready
to do a lot on work on a new house (cabinets, etc.) and wanted
something smaller than my Unisaw to take into the house. The 9"
seemed to be just about right - weighs about 200 lbs with the motor
and on the stand - not that difficult for two people to move around.
The saw itself turned out to be really great - it had not been used
much and was in great shape when I got it - no rust on the 22x25"
solid top. I cleaned out the sawdust, lubed it, fine tuned the
allignment, added In-Line machined sheaves and link belt, a new 1 hp.
Dayton motor (the old 3/4 hp Rockwell seemed a little weak), a Corian
insert, and a new 9" 60 tooth Rockwell blade I had been saving. Now
it seems to have plenty of power and is smooth and accurate. BUT, the
rip fence is pretty fussy - the old Rockwell style with the toothed
track, geared front knob, and separate lock on the back end of the
fence - you can get it adjusted correctly, but it takes a lot of time.
I would like to add a better fence and wonder if anyone has any
experience or suggestions in this area.
Thanks in advance