The safest way to break down sheet stock is with a circular saw.
That being said;
The 2 systems you are looking at are both nice. The deciding factor would be how much room you have, and how much you are willing to lose to the fence.
I have broken down sheet stock on a table saw before, and with the appropriate support I am more than comfortable doing it.
With the price difference of $130 between the two fences, in the big scheme of things, it's not really a big deal to me. If I am going to dump that kind of money on a fence, I only want to do it once though.
I've got the 30" Beisemeyer on my craftsman 22124. It gives you 31 inches to the right of the blade, Which has met my needs pretty well. I still prefer to cut sheet goods to rough size with the circ saw first, just to make them easier to handle.
Which fence came with your craftsman? If you like it, Is there an option of ordering a longer guide tube?
I've seen the Beis fences popup from time to time on craigslist and ebay.
I don't know which fence came with my saw, but it sucks. It has 2 spring loaded adjusting screws on the front to keep it snug against the front rail, but they always tighten up when the saw is running, then you can't even slide the fence to make a different cut. There is little to no vibration in the saw, it doesn't make sense to my why this happens. Either way, I just want it off the saw. I figured that I could buy the fence and use it until I got a bigger and better saw. I could always sell the fence with the saw, or use it on the next saw that I buy if it doesn't have a long rip width.
As a heads up, I own the 50" Biesemeyer (and love it!) and have never used the Shop Fox.
Biesemeyer makes the fence many others (including the Shop Fox) have cloned (typically) less expensive copes of. This is just like many companies have developed their (typically) less expensive of the Delta 14" bandsaw.
For whatever its worth, Delta long had their own fence design "Unifence" which was a popular alternative design but have purchased Biesemeyer and are shutting down their Unifence production in deference to the Biesemeyer.
Now, putting on my Biesemeyer-owner's bias, I can tell you that since I installed my new saw last summer, I've thrown away my tape measure for setting rip widths. The Biese is rock solid, making the cuts 100% dead on every time. If you buy a Biese, you will not regret it and never have a need to replace it.
The unifence was a contender too, until I found out that Delta bought Beisemeyer. I have heard about a ton of people that use the Biesemeyer fence without problems, but trying to find reviews and info on the shop fox is a bit harder to come by. I think i will go with the tried and true fence, the Biesemeyer.
Thanks for the link, but I would rather buy it to have it dead on, I don't trust I could do a better job than Biesemeyer of shop fox has already done.
Thanks everyone for the help