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Old 07-29-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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Install Biesemeyer fence on craftsman table saw

I have a 12" Craftsman 220 volt direct drive table saw I purchased new in 1975. It has been in storage for years but is powerful and in good working condition. I decided to upgrade it for use in the shop I am putting together. I built a mobile base for it and acquired a used 30" Biesemeyer fence to replace the inferior one that came with the saw.

The fence will fit (according to the checklist Biesemeyer sent me), but the holes on the fence do not line up with the ones on the saw. Apparently I will have to drill new holes in the table and/or the rail. I am a little nervous about doing this and would like some advice. Does anyone know of a video or written instructions describing how to accomplish this task?


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Old 08-02-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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Place the fence on top of the saw in exactly the way you want to install it. Take a square and line it up with the center of the hole in the fence. Make a mark on the saw under each hole. Punch the center of each hole and drill the correct diameter hole. Make sure you keep the fence and the table saw table in the same plane or the fence will bind as it's slid accross the bar.


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