Make a Table Saw Fence Alignment Jig

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 07-25-2013 12:35 PM 3727 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table saw fence alignment is crucial for clean and safe table saw rip cuts. This jig includes an adjustable miter bar (runner) that can be adjusted for a tight fit due to expansion and contraction (humidity changes).

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#1 posted 07-25-2013 01:24 PM

I enjoyed your video, I really like the making of the miter bar. That’s pretty clever how you came up with a method to adjust it as the wood expands and contracts. Great job!

-- Kevin, Ohio

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#2 posted 07-25-2013 04:14 PM

Nice job. I also really like the miter bar idea. I might do that for a small panel cutter.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 12:49 AM

Another great video Brian. It is sure good to have you back. Love the HD!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 08:32 PM

nice jig and nice miter bar idea

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#5 posted 07-28-2013 02:35 AM

Guess I don’t see much. This video would not start in my browser, Firefox 22. Oh well. Managed to find the Youtube version and everything works.

-- Vic Rice

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#6 posted 07-30-2013 07:40 PM

Just battled the Arizona heat and put your jig together. I was shocked to find my fence 15 thousands off where
the end of the fence was pushing towards the saw blade. I thought my fence was dead on and to my shock it was not. Everything lines up now and the cuts are dead accurate using a caliper end to end on a 18” piece.


-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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