Very Nice on my Craftsman table saw
Posted January 27, 2014
I bought this fence system to replace the inaccurate and unreliable fence on my 35 yr. old Craftsman saw. I really like the Vega fence system. It look just under an hour to install it without any problems. I had to drill one set of holes; no problem. Now I have a fence that is perfectly parallel to the miter gauge grooves and I can actually set my fence with the scale. The micro adjustment is wonderful. I wish that I'd have done this years ago.
I just received my 26 inch...
Posted September 10, 2013
I just received my 26 inch fence. The locking mechanism shaft is rusted to the point that it cannot be moved, the micro adjustment threads are rounded off for the first 1 inch of travel to the point that the adjusting knob merely spins. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.Editor's note: Our customer service team at 800-376-7856 is available to assist you John.
I purchased the utility 26 fence...
Posted May 13, 2013
I purchased the utility 26 fence for my older Craftsman 10 table saw. I installed it the next day which took about one hour, I read the instructions very carefully,took my time and had no problems. Everything fit properly with the exception of the tape which is off about 3/4 of a inch and i will peel it off and buy a new one. This fence moves very smooth on the rails, is accurate and will be very good to use I would not hesitate to recommend it.
I have an old Craftsman 10”...
Posted September 2, 2012
I have an old Craftsman 10” table saw that like all Craftsman suffer of poor fence alignment. This force to double measure front and back of table to be sure cut will be parallel. In addition to time consuming this all time procedure is frustrating due it fails once in a while putting cut out of exactness. After reading all comment here and other forums I considered getting my Vega fence for a change. My fence is the 26” system. I have to say that in my case the instructions were straight thru once I read them 2 times before start. The unit came badly packed so far that in my box the “head micro adjust cam knob” came broken, this is something I have to solve with. Also have to say that its true all said about craftsmanship. Make no sense how this can happens, almost 50 % of parts needs to be prepared to deal with due to poor terminations. After solving all above the reality is 180 degrees different. The exactness of this fence is super. Since the first test cut I start to get impress how it performs. The movement of the fence from one side to the other its rock solid. It did now any deviation from alignment on every move and it was right on the money every time it’s moved for another cut. I do not notice any looseness once the cam is set in place. The so smooth movement of the whole fence over the table show that this fence design was well done and thinking in woodworker like us having a craftsman table saw. In my case I did not have to drill any hole in the table saw except the 2 holes for the real hold down. This fence has placed my table saw back on business since the only handicap it had was the fence system. If you have troubles with your fence due to poor alignment and instability with every new move to cut, seriously consider this Vega system.
I was a little cautious about...
Posted February 19, 2012
I was a little cautious about the Vega fence system but I have since put any fears to rest. I have an old Delta contractor saw that only has a 22.25" table not the standard 27" and that was my concern. I was able to modify the fence to fit my table without any trouble. So any of you out there with this same dilema - have no fear this fence is for you. I am overjoyed at the performance of the fence and have since built a melamine table extension to match the 52" rails. Contrary to other comments about the instructions - I had no problems with them. If you read them first, then you shouldn't have an issue. Also, the tape was easily repositioned with the use of a heat gun and a razor. I heated the 52" end in case I encountered an issue and used a razor to catch the edge and carefully lifted the tape as I heated it. The glue globbed a bit but with the heat it was easy to melt it again when I repositioned the tape. BTW, don't forget to clean the rail with mineral spirits prior to the procedure.With that said, I must agree with the comments regarding craftsmanship. There is overspray and edges need to be filed to prevent accidental injury. The drilled holes were never cleaned and there are metal shavings present. It is profoundly evident that production rather than quality control was given priority. All in all, I would buy this product again and more importantly, I would recommend it to my friends. Hope this helps. Be Safe!