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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.
 

StevieB

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Commiserations Harry :(

For what its worth, I have the BAS316 and find the mitre fence particularly bad. I am not sure if its because its slightly sloppy in the slot or because the scale is plastic and not very accurate, but I now cut all my mitres on the chop saw and/or sand down to the line on the sander :roll:

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Hi Harry

I have a decent bandsaw which doesn't have a very good mitre fence so I spent 15 minutes one day planing a strip of wood to fit the mitre slot, then attached it to a piece of plywood set at a fixed 90 degrees. Not pretty, but it worked very well so I did the same for 45 degrees.
Now I know my mitre gauge is accurate and when the cut goes wrong can only blame the part that stands behind it!

Dennis
 

Travis Byrne

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Hello Harry
Don't give up.
Sometime you have to open a lot oysters to find that single pearl.
Sure, you can go to the shop downtown and buy a pearl, but there is nothing like finding the pearl on your own.
What you want is out "there". Just a question of finding it.
"""""Have a nice day""""" :D
Travis
 

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Bad luck, Harry
I was quoted £60 for a base so i let the opportunity pass...
luckily my old b and q table saw had a base that i've been able to adapt. my bs also came without a mitre guage too.
stewart
 

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Harry put it up for sale on Ebay with a £30 reserve. Then you could call it a good purchase :D
 

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