Hi: the rip fence is The Saw. A table saw's forte is ripping, and the TS2424 has about the best oem fence on the market. Cast iron wings are a plus as they tend to be more level and rigid (no pun intended) than stamped steel. Also, because of the honeycomb design, sawdust just falls through to the floor. Lot's of power, accurate, and U.S. made. My emerson-made craftsman power tools are over 20 years old and still going strong. That says a lot about this company. Good luck and give a yell if you have any more questions. Dawg
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