Would it be sacrilidge to cut an Accufence down to 30"

After looking at the Vega and the Accufence, I'm sold on the Accufence. I love the T Track on all sides (seeing as I'm setting up the table saw to double as a router table) it's dead accurate and doesn't move a bit once tightened down. I really didn't like the Vega for some reason, call it a gut reaction.
My issue is the length. I really don't want a 50" fence. I can see the purpose of having one that long, but I have my Jet contractors saw on the rolling base, and I can see the whole thing unbalanced and even tipping over with all of that sticking off to one side. I also don't have the room in my shop for it.
So could / should I cut it down to 30" or do I go with the Vega 30"?
Thanks in advance.
Mike Rinken
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Go ahead and cut it down if you cannot find shorter rails for the Accufence
John
On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 20:14:26 -0700, "Mike Rinken" <mwrinken at comcast dot net> wrote:

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I think modifications are not just your right, but your duty. If a tool doesn't fit your right, it can be a safety hazard as well as a torture test. I do woodworking for fun & I love my tools. If I don't like a tool that I use frequently, it would be like being married to a woman I don't like. <shudder>
Jim
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Mike...
I'm in the same boat with a small shop and right smack in the middle is a lolly column. My TS fits fine between the column and the wall, but I can never go beyond a 40" wide saw because I need that 10-12 inches on either side for wiggle room.
If and when I get another saw, it'll have to be within the same dimensional parameters but I think I'll explore folding outfeed table.
Cut the fence. You could always buy new rails down the road if you move into a bigger space.
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On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 20:14:26 -0700, "Mike Rinken" <mwrinken at comcast dot net> wrote:

If you like the Accufence better then the Vega I personally do not see any reason that you should not just cut down the rails to a size you feel comfortable with... (30, 36, 42,46,,, whatever suits your needs...
You may also try to trade the rails to some guy who needs or wants a 50 inch fence system...but bought the shorter rails, maybe because he lacked space at the time etc...
Go with what you like...sweat the details later... Bob Griffiths
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Thanks for all of the help with this. I'm purchasing tonight and I'll cut it down to size!
One followup question - Does it make sense to get a metal cutting blade for my Power Miter saw to cut it, or just take a hack saw to it then grind any burs off with a belt sander and a dremel for final clean up? Just wondering.
Thanks again!
Mike Rinken
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Mike, I cut mine down a bit and a hacksaw will make pretty quick work of it. Just file the burrs and you're good to go.
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Never mind.
http://www.mulecab.com /
Found a 40" fence, the router table add on and the router table fence. This is the EXACT setup I wanted. $429 for all with free shipping. Thank god for tax refunds!
Thanks again for all of the suggestions.
Mike Rinken
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I had a 52" Beasmeyer and cut it down to 32". Used a metal cutting blade in my Makita miter saw. If you do this, be sure to protect the saw from the heat that is generated.
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