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    Kreg Bandsaw Fence review.

    I was asked to do a review of this fence after I have used it for a while so here it is.
    I have a Delta 16” band saw with a 6” riser Model 28-475X. It had no fence when I bought it new. So I added one. I was never very happy with it, it had two rails and the round front rail was hard to read. Also the fence was on the right side of the blade, I prefer it to be on the left. Also the rails stuck out too far and were always in my way (small shop).
    I have been looking at the Kreg fence for some time as I have several other Kreg products that I am very pleased with.
    . Kreg KMS7200 Bandsaw Fence
    The main parts are all anodized aluminum extrusions, very ridged.
    The instructions were clear and all of the necessary installation parts were included. I also purchased the two re-saw guides a 4-1/2 inch and the 7” . they lock into the T track and easily removed.
    The picture shows the small guide.It also came with a micro adjuster which may or may not end up being usefull.
    20190111_110314 (Small).jpgOld Delta Fence front (Small).jpg
    I set the fence parallel to my miter slot and made sure it was absolutely perpendicular to the table top. Of course you also have to make sure the table is perpendicular to the blade.
    I have been slicing a bunch of wood to a bit more than 1/8 just enough thicker so that the drum sander cleans it up for a final thickness of 1/8. There is no movement or flex in the fence and the slices are very precise. I did not use the guide for re-sawing this wood as I have no blade drift issues with my saw.
    I have been slicing, maple, Wenge and yellow heart for a magazine project.
    Very pleased and well worth the $107 on Amazon.
    Rolf
    RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

  • #2
    Interesting and looks sturdy but a tad expensive. I have a fence I use for resaw that is made from Baltic Birch. It is sturdy and works well. I think the key for resaw is a well tuned saw and the right blade on my 16" Jet. I use a 1/2" Woodslicer but would like a 1/2" carbide toothed blade.

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    • #3
      Bruce bought the Carter bandsaw fence and resaw fence at the Woodworkers show. He hasn’t used it yet but will give his ewview when he does use it. His is magnetic as he is left handed.thats what he said anyway. Will let you know how it is when I use it.
      Betty

      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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      • #4
        Quartz you are absolutely right about the need for a good blade and proper tuning of the saw. I thought the price was a lot cheaper than I expected. Only nine ornaments
        Betty I have the mag switches on my scroll saw dust collection they are amazingly strong.
        But for my fence I want to be able to set my distance precisely and quickly with a minimum of fuss.
        Rolf
        RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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        • #5
          Thx for the review, what size blade did you use for resawing, also I feel that is a good price considering it is a Kreg product, I like their stuff, I have a few of their products, RJ
          Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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          • #6
            There are lots of great blades out there but I have been using a 5/8 inch blade from Infinity for a few years now.

            https://www.infinitytools.com/saw-bl...bandsaw-blades
            Rolf
            RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
            Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rolf View Post
              There are lots of great blades out there but I have been using a 5/8 inch blade from Infinity for a few years now.

              https://www.infinitytools.com/saw-bl...bandsaw-blades
              Thanks - I had lost that link and needed new resaw blades.
              Tony

              My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

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              • #8
                I have been enjoying mine for about a year now.

                I have a Grizzly BS and the original fence was only usable on the inside. I need for it to be used both ways, so I went with the Kreg. I occasionally tilt the table and need the fence on the outside to use as a guide in the tilted position.

                Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine!
                Hank Lee
                Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted.

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                • #9
                  Hank so far I am very pleased with all of my Kreg products. Last year I bought their folding work table. They call it a Mobile project center. With Their clamps and some Add ons I made myself it is constant use.
                  Rolf
                  RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                  Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                  Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                  And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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