I just when down to the shop and measured.
My Jet Exacta Deluxe Commercial fence (actually made by HTC) which is a
Biesemeyer clone. The hardware sizes are as follow:
Back rail - 1.5" x 1.5" x 3/16" thick
Front "L" rail (that the rectangular tubing attaches to) - 2.5" x 2.5" x
Front rectangular tubing - 2"h x 3"w x just shy of 1/8" thick
Here is the problem:
On my current saw, I built a giant outfeed and side table a few years back.
A year or two later I bought a Biesemeyer overhead guard.
That guard has a square bracket that is designed to "wrap" around the
end corner of the right side table and bolt through the angle that is
mounted on the back of the saw.
The problem is that I made that side table extra wide and the angle iron
does not extend far enough over to the end of the table for me to bolt
the guard on as it was designed.
I have the guard mounted currently with a few hand clamps, but that
was a "temporary fix" that has been that way for 2-3 years at this point.
I want to "extend" the angle about 12" but I need to know what the
thickness and size of that angle iron is. I believe it is a industry
but they make a LOT of different sizes of angle, so I would prefer to know
the correct size before I go shopping.
I believe that if I had the correct thickness, a piece of flat plate
would work for this exercise.
Here is an older picture of the saw and the problem at the back of
the saw on the side table.
Note the section that doesn't have angle.
I didn't realize that I had a slightly more
updated picture of the saw with the guard
"installed" as I have it today.
You can barely see the clamps that are currently
holding the guard to the table.
Can you cut away a part of the side table to attach the overhead gaurd?
Will this allow you sufficient room to still use the side table?
If you go shopping for angle iron, can you bring the actual section that
will bolt over it? If so, just bring it along and fit it to what will work.
And if you find something that workes, you could mount this piece numerous
ways. It doesn't necessicarily have to ?extend? the present angle iron.
Just creat a solid base for it.
The table isn't constructed in a fashion that would
allow me to easily modify it for the guard. That
side table is a basic torsion box.
I agree.. all I need is a piece just long enough to
reach the end of the table BUT it needs to be exactly
the same thickness as the Biesemeyer piece.
Extending the angle is the best possible solution.
Lee Michaels wrote:
It would appear that the angle iron size
is 2" x 2.50" x 3/16" but that's a number
from another guy.
The Biesemeyer site was taken over by Delta
a while back, so no way to call them and ask.
I just went and measured mine. The measurements are: 2.5" vertical, 2"
horizontal and just a hair over 3/16" thick. The thickness without the
gray powder coating was probably 3/16" exactly.
I hope this helps.
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