I'm thinking to make as set of rails and guide (tube) for an Xacta fence.
What is the size of the rails? Is is 1.5" x 1.5" x 1/4" angle iron or 2" x
2". What is the thickness?
What size is the guide tube? 2" x 4" ? what thickness?
In case you missed my last post.
I just when down to the shop and measured.
Jet Deluxe Commercial fence (same as their standard commercial and
Back rail - 1.5" x 1.5" x 3/16" thick
Front "L" rail - 2.5" x 2.5" x 3/16" thick
Front rectangular tubing - 2"h x 3"w x just under 1/8" thick
Tap the tubing, drill all the holes on the "L" stock oversized to allow
I warn you before commenting here, I have had a spot of bourbon, but I have
had the Home version and the Commercial Exacta fences from Jet and the front
box rails that the fences locked down on are different sizes. I had the
older blue Home version and have the newer Commercial white one.
The three Jet fences, HomeShop, Commercial and Deluxe Commercial, that I
have/had (I gave the HomeShop away) were all the white ones. I've used
them all on the same rail without any problem on my JTAS-10XL30-3 Xacta
IIRC you have the same saw.
Well one of the Exacta fences has smaller rails. That would be the Home
version. I am not doubting anything you say about the size of you rails but
am only pointing out that at least on the older Home shop versions the front
tails tube and fence re notably smaller. My older Home Shop one was the old
I am just pointing this out in case the OP accidentally has one of the older
and smaller fences.
The one on this used saw looks to be the commercial flavor. It's the 'blue'
one, but the fence sticks 6" or so beyond the table and the rails are in the
size range noted here -- 2.5" angle on front, 2"x3" tube for guide.
Thanks for warning.. I will double check.
Several years ago all the Jet tools were blue. Also several years ago the
Home Shop version of the Exacta fence was apparently a lot smaller, very
obviously smaller. About 8 years ago when I got my newer white Jet cabinet
saw with the commercial fence and rails looked enormous. ;~) I don't
doubt Jacks comments that his Home Shop version was bigger this may have
been the way they were made earlier or later than the version that I had.
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