The size of angle iron used on Biesemeyer fence

Does anybody happen to know what the size of angle iron that Biesemeyer uses for the back portion of their fence.
Is it a standard size ?
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My Jet Xacta back rail is 1.5" x 1.5" front is 2.5" x 2.5"
I'm sure they are standard angle iron sizes.. so yes, you could make your own :-)
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Pat Barber wrote:

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 3/16" thick Front rectangular tubing - 2"h x 3"w x just shy of 1/8" thick
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Both angles are standard sizes. The rectangular tube sounds standard, too. The "just short of 1/8 inch" sounds like 11 gage, at 0.120".
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IIRC it really does not matter. It's sole purpose is to support the solid table extension that the fence slides on top of. The fence never comes in contact with that rail
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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 standard 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.
http://home.att.net/~mboceanside/wsb/html/view.cgi-photo.html--SiteID-639331.html
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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.
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http://home.att.net/~mboceanside/wsb/html/view.cgi-photo.html--SiteID-639331.html
Two thoughts.
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.
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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.
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Aaaaah OK. I can't help you with that one. Sorry.

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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.
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Pat,
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.
Steve
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That seems to be the number based on a couple folks measuring including me.
Thanks..
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