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Does anyone own the Vega 40" fence.I need to know what the measurement is of the front guide bar from the right side of the blade to the end.I am trying to figure out if I will have enough room to install this fence my shop is a little narrow and I have other bench tools around so I dont want to have a situation where I have to move the table saw to get around it.Thanks for any help.
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On my contractor TS the Vega 40" is 14 1/2" left and 47 3/4" right of the blade. I have 14' wide area that the TS sits across, with other tools against one wall leaving 12'. The TS is mounted on a box with two wheels on one end and legs on the other making it easy to wheel it side to side if needed. BTW the box catches the saw dust with an open top. If you do go with the Vega you will probably be tempted to build a RT in the extra 2' The fence rails are designed to carry the weight. I am pleased with my Vega and recommend it. However the shorter models are adequate if another RT is not wanted and space is too tight.
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Thanks paduke thats just what I needed.
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If your contractor saw is a Delta the Unisaw had a real short version which I could measure. There lots of them around as most people are installing Biesemeyer fences so they go pretty cheap.
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The Vega model's feature is a threaded micro adjust that allows you sneak up on a cut.
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Oh ok. I thought you were looking for short. You can't do that with a Delta fence. You have to use the fist method and rap it.
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I have the unifence on my unisaw and I also have a Mule/Accusquare on another saw and in my opinion it is a better fence.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I don't have the saw any more but here are a few pics of the typical Craftsman saw with the Vega Pro 40 installed.
Note: It was kinda heavy but I had the saw anchored well to prevent tipping.

BTW...it worked great. It made that poor old saw (1977 model) perform like a new one.
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I had one of those Mike but maybe 5 plus years newer. I gave it to the inlaws to keep them away from my unisaw then got it back and sold it last year. Still going as far as I know. It was the one that first got the Mule fence.The fence they came with was junk.

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Wow Mike I thought my Bies fence was a tank , but the Vega looks like it could eat it for breakfast.
I can't see where you'd get any deflection at all
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