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I need a little assistance here. I have what I believe to be a 1974 Rockwell-Delta table saw. It's a good solid saw but the fence is missing a couple of pieces. Specifically the lock nob and mechanistic for the back of the fence. So when I tighten the front knob the back of the fence pulls in toward the blade.

I have attached a picture of a similar fence so you may better understand what I'm talking about.
I have searched high and low for a replacement as replacement parts are not available, at least as far as I can tell.
Any help with locating a fence or the parts needed would be appreciated. The saw model # is 34-335.
thanks, dave
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Is simply replacing the fence with a Vega possible? It comes with replacement rails that are supposed to be almost universal.
Vega Pro 40 fence installation - YouTube

http://www.amazon.com/Vega-PRO-40-42.../dp/B000022621
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It is a possibility but the saw is 40 years old and I wonder if it makes fiscal sense to pump that kind of money into it.

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It is a possibility but the saw is 40 years old and I wonder if it makes fiscal sense to pump that kind of money into it.
An aftermarket fence that is designed to be uesd on many saws can be a very good investment in performance. I use an Incra LS system, and it makes my low-end hybrid (Craftsman 21833) a more accurate cutting machine. If I were to switch saws, i'd most likely put the factory fence back on and put the Incra on the newer (or older--like if i upgrade to an older PM 66) machine. Same could be done with the Vega.

Translated, it may help to think of the fence as a separate tool to be used on a table saw. If the blade can be squared to the miter slots with success, the aftermarket fence makes everything else work. For me, it opens the possibility that i could buy an older saw with great internals and lousy fence and transfer the fence.

Just my opinion, you may find a different answer more suitable to your needs. (plus it helped justify buying the Incra, that was important in my house!!)

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40 years of light usage on a basically sound TS, with cast Iron top, might well be a good investment; depends on the condition, not the age!
As long as the tops flat, the bearings are still good and the motors in good shape, all the rest is subjective. New link belt, clean and align; good for another 40 years...
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Earl and Dan you both make good points. Perhaps I'm too cheap for my own good.
Thanks for the input!
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Is simply replacing the fence with a Vega possible? It comes with replacement rails that are supposed to be almost universal.
Vega Pro 40 fence installation - YouTube

http://www.amazon.com/Vega-PRO-40-42.../dp/B000022621
2nd that plan....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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Damn! It's like talking about a med. rare New York steak...now I want one.
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Damn! It's like talking about a med. rare New York steak...now I want one.
no thanks...
way over cooked...

bring the next one in on a leash...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Oops, my mis-steak...

Back to Vega;
What exactly is that carriage device up on top of the Vega fence in their picture?
How is it properly used? It doesn't seem to list it in the parts included(?)...
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