jdonovan wrote:I currently have a Mark V (Model 500) and I am thinking about upgrading the table. Looking for input 510 vs 520. Is one better than the other ? Thanks in advance..Joe
I will not follow the trend!
Both the 510 and 520 fences are good. The 520 fence is heavier (more stout) but is not more accurate than the 510. If properly installed and aligned both versions are more than adequate for the type of woodworking tasks they were designed to perform (the tasks of a home hobbyist).
I have and use regularly both the 510 and 520. The 520 was an upgrade and when I first got it, I was impressed. I was not so impressed though that I would down talk the 510. In fact, I acquired the 510 later and had no regrets with either one.
I my opinion, the decision to upgrade is simple. Go for it. The decision to go 520 rather than 510 is purely a matter of economics.
If you do decide to upgrade, the real decision here is whether to go part way (to a 510 configuration) or to go for the works (to a full 520 configuration). Invest $1300 or Invest $1500???