Tallahassee, FL Lowes Clearance (50% off!) on Biesemeyer B6-30

I was at the North West Lowes in Tallahassee earlier today and saw that they had the Biesemeyer B6-30 fence system for $200, 50% off their price.
I don't know if any other stores have it at this price, but for savings like this, it might be worth swinging by your local Lowes to see. The cheapest I saw it elsewhere on the 'net is $377+shipping.
They had 3 on the shelf last I saw.
Does anyone here think it would be a good purchase for me to replace the fence on my 35 year old 9" Delta contractor saw? $200 would go pretty far toward a Ridgid TS3650, after all.
-Nathan
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I bought my 9" (Beaver) Delta about 35 yrs ago too. I wish I had that money now. It would sure buy a very fancy saw today.
As for buying the fence - think about a nice newer saw with a decent fence.
Pete
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Does your present fence position easily, lock down well, and stay in alignment with the blade? If it does, then why are you considering a new fence? If not, then this fence should help you and it's well worth the $200.
If your present fence already does all this and works fine then the only improvement that you should make is to buy a digital fence gauge. Wixey sells one for less than $200. www.wixey.com There are other brands available, but this is the one that I have and I'm very happy with it. I can re-position my fence using the Wixey gauge and get cuts that are accurate and repeatable to about .005".
Charley

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N Hurst wrote:

$200.00 would go well toward the purchase of the TS3650. Why don't you buy both? While the fence on the TS3650 isn't bad, it is not a Biesemeyer. I own a TS 3650 WITH a Biesemeyer 40" fence. IMHO it is a much better system than the TS3650 alone - especially it is only a $200.00 upgrade!!!
While it will be true that you will lose the ability to roll the TS around, what you gain makes it SO worth it!!
Deb
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Thanks everyone for the advice and responses.
I think I managed to wrangle a small gloat out of Lowes, though.
I got the 30" Unifence kit (36-U30) for $69.
They had the Bies kit for $80, but were out of stock. I got the last Unifence in the store, and it was tucked away at the top of some random shelf in the lumber section.
So yay! Now I get to try and figure out how it fits on my saw. :-)
-Nathan
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N Hurst wrote:

You suck! <G>
I'd like many of the Unifence features, even though I have a Biesemeyer.
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