Cheap Vega U26 Table Saw Fence System: 36-Inch Fence Bar, 26-Inch to Right Review
I just installed the VEGA 26 on my Porter Cable portable saw. The written instructions could be better. But, they let you know kind of where things go and it is easy to figure out. I had to make a little stick to hold the nut in place for the front left mounting bracket as it was located about 3 inches down a narrow channel on the front of the saw table. Other than that, it was easy. A million times better than the crappy fence that came with the saw. I have had my Porter Cable for three years with a Forest blade and Rousseau cart and have been pleased with it, except for the fence. I can remove the front bar for transport in 10 seconds. Oh, I also had to move the glide pad on the bottom of the fence so it would ride properly on the back bar- but that only took about 3 minutes.
Vega U26 Table Saw Fence System: 36-Inch Fence Bar, 26-Inch to Right Feature
- Table saw fence system fits a variety of saws
- 36-Inch fence bar (26 inches to right, 8 inches to left of blade); micro adjustment and auxiliary table support
- Steel construction; assembly required
- Table saw fence system; saw not included
- 34 pounds
Vega U26 Table Saw Fence System: 36-Inch Fence Bar, 26-Inch to Right Specifications
An after-market fence is a fantastic way to ratchet up the performance of a basic table saw, turning it into a precision tool. And this Vega system is easy to install and a pleasure to use, with a very agreeable price for passionate woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers.
The quality and capabilities of this "utility" model match those of the professional version that Vega’s better known for, and though the company markets it for saws that don’t get "extremely heavy use," it’s absolutely rugged enough for the exacting home woodworker. Hands down, the best feature about this first-class fence is the micro adjustment. We’ve all done it: tap, tap, tap on the fence, hoping for just the breadth of a hair’s change in position. Enjoy that? We don’t either. But this Vega has a threaded rod and thumb nut that moves the fence thousandths of an inch in either direction. A full rotation of the nut carries the fence 1/16th of an inch, and the cam locks the position securely.
Another feature we love is the fence bar itself: It’s high, wide and has a channel along its length, perfect for substantial sliding jigs, like, say, a miter spline jig. And while the finish on some of the other parts isn’t as refined as it could be, the fence bar is sweet. It’s made of aircraft quality aluminum alloy extrusions, lightweight for easy handling, but extremely rigid, and we like the way the black anodized finish cuts down on friction. The fence rides beautifully on the rails, and we found lockdown to be rock-solid.
Installation wasn’t nearly as complicated as we had anticipated, and it probably won’t take you more than 30 minutes even if you happen to have one of the saws that requires drilling a couple of holes. But if you’ve got a Delta Unisaw or contractor model, a Powermatic 66 or a 10-inch Craftsman, for example, you’ll be ready to roll without the extra drilling.
You could spend a whole lot more money than this on an after-market fence, but the results you’ll get from this Vega will rival any big-ticket fence’s performance, and you’ll depend on it for the ultimate accuracy and reliability. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste
Vega U26 Table Saw Fence System: 36-Inch Fence Bar, 26-Inch to Right Overview
COMPARE PERFORMANCE & PRICE WITH ANY FENCE!Being able to cut materials safely and precisely on your table saw is essential for fast and accurate Woodworking. Unless saw fences are well designed they make cutting a chore instead of pleasure, resulting in poor quality and inaccurate cuts. Most Saw Fence Systems…. Do not lock parallel to saw blade. Do not have accurate measuring scales. Have Fence Bars that are too short. Do not have adequate width ripping capacity. Require frequent re-alignment. Lack safety devices. Are unable to be finely adjusted. The Vega Saw Fence Systems solve all of these problems (and more!) to assure Accurate and reliable cuts combined with smooth, precise motion. UTILITY MODEL 26 or 50 Designed for contractors saws, smaller cabinet saws, and 10" saws that don't receive extremely heavy use, the Utility Model Fence is simply a small version of the very successful Professional Model. With all the great features of the Pro Model (fast installation, super precision, micro adjustments and more), the Utility Fence will upgrade your saw to a very precise cutting machine at a very reasonable price. The Utility Model Vega Saw Fence System is available with 26" or 50" rip capacity to the right of the blade and 8" to the left. Vega Fence Model FAQ
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