This week I finally got my hands on an R4511 after trying to buy one for over a month (for $239 no less!). My question is regarding fence upgrades. I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to extend the rails like many of you guys have done to increase the rip capacity, or should I just go ahead and upgrade to something like the Shop Fox Classic w/ 7' rails like others have done. I can get 2x2 tubing for just over $1/ft here, so extending the rails would be cheap but would require some work. OTOH the Shop Fox is only $250 with the rails and legs so it isn't terribly expensive either. I'd like to hear from both sides. I'm not terribly impressed with the stock fence, but I don't think it's terrible either. What do you guys say?
No announcement yet.
R4511 - Shop Fox Fence or extend rails?