TS fence upgrade?


Hello, everyone. I'm a relative woodworking newbie, who's been lurking here for a while, waiting til I had a burning question to ask.
I own a Delta 36-650 contractor's saw that I'm happy with, for the most part. However, I do have an issue with the stock fence (I believe it's called the "Unirip" fence). It's not a bad fence by any means. However, I've noticed that the rear of the fence has a bit more play than I would like. The result is that when I'm ripping long sheet stock, I don't get a perfectly straight cut; it's out in places by as much as 1/16", occasionally more. I've double checked my set up, and everything seems OK there.
The obvious solution would seem to be to buy a new fence. However, I can't quite swing the price of a Biesemeyer or Unifence. The Mulecab Accusquare fence (http://www.mulecab.com /) is more within my budget. If anyone has experience with this fence, do you know if it would be a worthwhile upgrade over the stock Delta fence? Any other similarly priced options you would recommend?
Thanks in advance
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You have many choices. I, IMHO, would buy a Beisemeyer fence sysyem. You have the choice of 28"....40"....52" to the right of the blade and 12" is standard to the left. Take a look at their web site. They also offer"scratch & Dent" sales. Good luck. Mike
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I have had the Accusquare fence installed on my Craftsman contractors saw for over two years now. I have not been disaapointed in any way. I would heartily recommend it.
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If you're sure that the problem is caused by play at the rear of the fence, perhaps you could clamp the rear down when ripping long sheet stock.
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Larry Wasserman Baltimore, Maryland
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I kind of agree... The OP was cutting sheet goods (like a 4x8 foot "sheet" of plywood... and his saw was a contractors saw...
I am not at all surprised that the fence may move 1/16 of an inch I would attempt to clamp down the fence before I went out shopping for a new fence...
Bob G
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I just installed a Vega Utility 50 fence that I bought locally for $272 with tax. It was a breeze to install (took about 1.5 hours) and squares up with simple adjustments. The fence is pretty beefy and the rails are massive.
Just a quick warnng, DON'T order it from Amazon Tool Crib. Even thought the price is only $229, they CANNOT deliver it. I waited for about 45 days before I cancelled and then ordered it locally.

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