Still cannot decide on what to buy for a fence for my table saw. I
really am leaning towards the Incra because about the ONLY negative
thing I can find about it, is that it takes up too much room on a wide
I like the fact that it can do repeatable cuts with accuracy unlike
ANY other fence.
It's only about a few dollars more than most Bies clones and about the
same price as a Bies.
What am I missing here?
For $350, what is the best fence to get???
IMHO you will quickly tire of all the fuss of having to keep up with all
those scales and numbers. Its a neat gadget, that is purdy to look at but
way over engineered. If you can not simply raise a lever and slide the
fence to where you want and push the lever back down, it is too much
trouble. If you cannot simply lift it off and store it under the table
extension and put it back on in 3 or 4 seconds, it is too much trouble. I
would go with the Bies or a Bies clone. If you really think the Incra is
the "Cats Meow", get the Incra, apparently some one has really sold you on
it. Personally I see it as a PIA to use compared to most any other fence.
I run a true Biesmeyer..have for years, and I agree 100 percent with
Leon on the Incra...It is too much of a hassle and I never had any
problem making repeatable cuts, weeks after the original cut was make...
Incra fences on a Router table I can understand...
I understand that the Accusquare is a darn nice fence so I also agree
with Kim... Check one out...
Might also consider the Vega Utility fence too. Wanted to replace the
junky stock fence on my Delta Contractors saw, but didn't want to
spend too much scratch. Took a gamble on the Vega, and have been quite
In real life, I'm a research engineer, and have a fair bit of
experience fabricating lab fixtures with metal working machinery. Out
of the box, the Vega was underwhelming. Just some aluminum extrusions,
hardware store bolts, and some flimsy looking contraptions for setting
rail height before bolting the whole thing solid to the saw. But, you
know what, the damn thing went on the saw exactly like they said it
would, in about 15 minutes, and it works perfectly. About my only
complaint is I wish it had a couple of 1/4" T-slots on each side to
make mounting sacrificial faces easier. Otherwise, its rigid,
maintains square, locks tight with minimal force on the lever, unlocks
easily, slides smoothly, and the micro-adjust feature is handy;
especially when I'm using my table saw wing as a router table.
Kudos to the Vega folks for making a perfectly functional product at
that low price point (I paid $230 with free shipping through
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