Having owned an Electra Beckum bas315 bandsaw for about seven years now I decided that it was time to acquire the cross cut mitre fence thingy.Through some weird decision in the EB sales dept. this item was/is an optional extra.No problem there,till you find out that it is a £45 optional extra.After checking that my local tool supplier was not actually on drugs and was serious about this price I decided to put this purchase off for the time being till I could warrant this extravagance.Seven years later and I recently stood on the wooden mitre fence I had made (for the second time) and I had had enough.For the last few years I have scoured the car boots looking for one at a reasonable price but failed miserably.So, enter e-bay stage left. What should appear but an EBbas315 mitre fence. Bidding my socks off I managed to purchase said item for £26 plus p&p. The other bidders obviously knew what a new one costs but at least I had acquired the holy grail of mitre fences.The great day arrived,the box with Eb bas315 on it was opened and there lay an unused mitre fence.Rushing downstairs to my grotto/workshop I proudly offered my prize up to my eagerly awaiting bandsaw.Did it fit?Did it *&£%@*&. Lets just say no.Wrong profile on the tee bar.So to sum it up after seven years I am back to square one minus thirty quid.Should I have bought one for £45 in the first place? Yes.Why does saving money cost twice as much in the long run?I am off now to murder the cat.Have a nice day as our Dado loving friends say.