Allow me to start by saying that I know there are better brands... I
can attest to that by the fact that I have a very nice 10" Delta
tablesaw sitting in my shop right now... Allow me to also say that it's
leaving in a month or so and returning to its owner. (as to why it's
on loan is a long story not associated with this question) which
returns me to my own saw.
On to my question ---->> my normal saw is an older Sears 10"
contractor table saw. It's a solid saw and cuts oak, ash, walnut with
no problem. However.... the fence is absolutely atrocious to use. I
have to do the measure front and back to make sure it's square or
close. I've been looking at the aligh-a-rip 24/24 as an upgrade and
wonder if someone who has one can give me some info on it.
Does it lock close to square? Do you still have to measure front/back
to make sure it's close to square? Does it move easily on the rails?
Is it worth it to do that or stick with the standard fence?
I understand there are Beismeyer, Shop Fox, Excalibur, and a multitude
of other fences that are light years ahead of the 24/24 out
there....right now my budget isn't quite up for those. Not whinning
it's just the way it is right now.
Any info is greatly appreciated.... Thanks!!!