Biesemeyer 42" Home Shop Rip Fence

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.6
out of 5
Brand:
Delta
Model:
78-902
Price:
$300

Description

# 3 HP, 220V, 1 Phase, 60 Hz motor
# Arbor Size: 5/8"
# Blade Diameter: 10"
# Blade Speed: 4,300 RPM
# Max Rip To Right Of Blade: 52"
# Max Rip To Left Of Blade: 13-1/2"
# Depth Of Cut At 45 Degrees: 2-1/8"
# Depth Of Cut At 90 Degrees: 3-1/8"
# Distance, front of table to center of blade: 18-1/2"
# Table in Front of Saw at Max. Depth of Cut: 13-1/2"
# Max Width Of Dado: 13/16"
# Miter Gauge Groove: 3/8" x 3/4"
# Table Height: 41"
# Table Length: 36-1/2"
# Table Width with wings: 40"
# Table Width with wings and fence guide rail: 87"

WOOD magazine review

Classic design, superior performance

Review Summary

High points: Earned high marks across the board, with low deflection. “Universal” mounting bracket comes predrilled to fit a variety of saws, making it one of the fastest to install.(Call the manufacturer or visit its website for specific models.) Fence faces are dead flat, and the right face is within .002" of parallel to the left face.
More points: There’s no way to adjust the face perpendicular to the tabletop,but we didn’t need to—it was perfectly square to the table out of the box. Also available in a beefier commercial version.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

flawless over time.

Review Summary

I've had this fence on my Powermatic 66 tablesaw for more than 20 years and it has performed flawlessly. The faces are made out of baltic birch plywood thats covered with plastic laminate and after twenty years of use mine is still in almost mint condition. This is the same fence that has been used in cabinet shops for the last 30 or 40 years and I've never heard any complaints from the dozens of cabinet shops I frequented over the years.
This fence locks down tight and is precisely manufactured. If your in the market for a fence upgrade don't be hesitate to include this one for a serious look, as it's rock solid and time tested.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Best rip fence I've used

Review Summary

This rip fence was included with my current table saw. After installation and adjustments it has maintained it accuracy. I have had it installed on my saw for over 5 yrs and compaired to previously used rip fence its is by far the best. Although it cost a little more, it has maintained its accuracy and I have only had to make minor adjustments due to normal wear and tear.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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